Robert E. Rubin Portrait

Robert E. Rubin

Co-Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations and Former United States Secretary of the Treasury

Mr. Rubin served as the 70th Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1995 to 1999. He joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as the first director of the National Economic Council.

Mr. Rubin began his career in finance at Goldman, Sachs, rising to vice-chairman and co-chief operating officer (1987-1990) and co-senior partner and co-chairman (1990-1992). He was a member of the board at Citigroup and a senior advisor to the company (1999-2009). In 2010, he joined Centerview Partners as a senior counselor.

In June 2017, he concluded his 10-year term as Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations but serves as Co-Chairman Emeritus; is on the board of the Mount Sinai Health System; and is chairman of the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. In June 2014, he completed a 12-year term as a member of the Harvard Corporation, and is now a member of its Finance Committee. He is one of the founders of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.

Mr. Rubin graduated from Harvard summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics; he received a law degree from Yale, and attended the London School of Economics. He has received numerous honorary degrees.