L. Brooks Entwistle
Brooks is chairman of South East Asia, responsible for driving the firm’s strategy and build-out of its businesses across key South East Asian markets. He was also head of Investment Banking for South East Asia from 2011 to 2012. Previously, Brooks was the founder and country head of Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited and had oversight for all the firm’s businesses in India. He first joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 1989 and rejoined the firm in 1995. Brooks was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2008.
Over the course of his career with the firm, Brooks has been based in New York three times, Hong Kong twice and India before moving to Singapore in 2011. Previous roles include co-founder of the Asia High Technology Group, chief operating officer for Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, and managing director in the Financial Sponsors Group.
From 1992 to 1993, Brooks served as a district electoral supervisor with the United Nations Transitional Authority for Cambodia, where he managed a district for the United Nations in northern Cambodia, coordinating humanitarian assistance, refugee repatriation and electoral operations. In 1994, Brooks worked as a summer associate at McKinsey & Co. He also served as an election monitor with The Carter Center in Liberia in 1997 and Mozambique in 1999.
Brooks is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The International Institute for Strategic Studies and The Explorers Club. He serves on the boards of Young Life, The Aspen Institute India, and The Aspen Institute, where he is a Henry Crown Fellow. Brooks is also a member of the Bombay Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Brooks earned an AB in History from Dartmouth College in 1989 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1995.