Robert Rubin

Robert Rubin

Economic Strategy Group Member, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary; Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations

Robert Rubin served as US Treasury secretary from 1995-1999 under President Clinton. He began his career in finance at Goldman, Sachs & Company and served as vice chairman and co-chief operating officer. Rubin joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as the first director of the White House National Economic Council.  He served as a member of the board of directors at Citigroup and as a senior advisor to the company. In 2010, he joined Centerview Partners as 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 a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System; and is Chairman 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, an economic policy project housed at the Brookings Institution. 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’s ten best business books of the year. He graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude and received an LL.B from Yale Law School.