Rob Kaplan

Co-Chair, DRK Board

Rob Kaplan is Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs and a member of the Management Committee. Previously, Rob served as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Before joining the Fed, he was the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School (HBS). Rob initially joined Goldman Sachs in 1983 and became a Partner in 1990. In 2002, he became Vice Chairman of the firm with global responsibility for the Investment Banking and Investment Management Divisions. He also served as Co-Chair of the Partnership Committee and Chair of the Goldman Sachs Pine Street Leadership Program.

In 1998, Rob became Global Co-Head of Investment Banking and a member of the Management Committee. His previous roles included serving as Head of Asia Pacific Investment Banking, Co-Chief operating officer of global Investment Banking and Head of the Americas Corporate Finance Department.

Rob retired from the firm in 2006 to join HBS, becoming a Senior Director at that time.

Rob is Chairman of Project ALS and Co-Chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. He is a board member of Harvard Medical School and St. Mark’s School of Texas, and is a member of the George W. Bush Institute’s Advisory Council. He is also an Advisory Board member of the Baker Institute. He serves on the Bipartisan Policy Center President’s Council and on the Board of Directors at The Holdsworth Center.

Rob is the author of three books on leadership: What You Really Need to Lead, What You’re Really Meant To Do, and What to Ask the Person in the Mirror.