Gary Cohn is the Vice-Chairman of IBM, former President, Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Securities at Goldman Sachs and former Director of the National Economic Council.
Mr. Cohn joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 and became a partner at the firm in 1994. In 1996, Mr. Cohn was named Head of Commodities and in 2002 Head of the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) division. Mr. Cohn then went on to head Goldman Sachs’ Global Securities Business and act as President and Chief Operating Officer of the firm.
In 2017, Mr. Cohn took office as Director of the National Economic Council. Mr. Cohn acted as the Chief Economic Advisor to former President Donald Trump, managing the administration’s economic policy agenda.
In August of 2020, Mr. Cohn launched Cohn Robbins Holding Corp. a $720 million SPAC with Blue Harbour Group CEO Clifton S. Robbins. In 2021, Mr. Cohn was appointed Vice Chairman of IBM’s board of directors.
Mr. Cohn is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Pallas Advisors, a national security strategic advisory firm based in Washington D.C., and on the board of blockchain technology firm Hoyos Integrity Corporation.
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