Robert Rubin

August 21, 2012
Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

Robert E. Rubin served as our nation’s 70th Secretary of the Treasury from 1995-1999.  Long active in public affairs, Mr. Rubin first joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and as Director of the newly-created National Economic Council. 

Mr. Rubin began his career in finance at Goldman, Sachs & Company in New York City in 1966.  He served as Vice-Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer from 1987-1990 and as Co-Senior Partner and Co-Chairman from 1990-1992.  Before joining Goldman, he was an attorney at the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York City from 1964-1966. 

From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Rubin served as a member of the Board of Directors at Citigroup and as a senior advisor to the company. In 2003, he was named Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2007, he was named Co-Chairman.  Mr. Rubin is the author of In An Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington, which was a New York Times bestseller as well as being named one of Business Week’sten best business books of the year.

Mr. Rubin graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1960 with an A.B. in economics.  He received a L.L.B. from Yale Law School in 1964 and attended the London School of Economics.

 

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