Robert D. Hormats is Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (International). He joined Goldman Sachs in 1982 and became a Managing Director in 1998. Mr. Hormats served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 1981-1982, Ambassador and Deputy US Trade Representative from 1979-1981, and Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State from 1977-1979. He served as a Senior Staff Member for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was Senior Economic Advisor to Dr. Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. Mr. Hormats was a recipient of the French Legion of Honor in 1982 and Arthur Fleming Award in 1974.
He has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of the Irvington Institute for Immunological Research, Engelhard Hanovia, Inc.,The Economic Club of New York, and Freedom House. Mr. Hormats’ publications include The Price of Liberty: Paying for America’s Wars; Abraham Lincoln and the Global Economy; American Albatross: The Foreign Debt Dilemma; and Reforming the International Monetary System. Other publications include articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker and The Financial Times. Mr. Hormats earned a BA with a concentration in economics and political science from Tufts University in 1965. He earned an MA in 1966 and a PhD in International Economics in 1970 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.