Global Perspectives with Robert E. Rubin
October 6, 2016
About Robert E. Rubin
Rubin is co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as the 70th secretary of the Treasury. During the Clinton administration, he was the first director of the National Economic Council.
Rubin is also a founder of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy project housed at the Brookings Institution. He is chairman of the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and serves as a member of the boards of trustees at the Mount Sinai Health System. He is author of In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington.
Rubin began his career in finance at Goldman, Sachs and Co. in 1966, serving as co-senior partner and co-chairman from 1990 to 1992. From 1999 to 2009, he was a member of the board of directors at Citigroup and a senior advisor to the company. In 2010, Rubin joined Centerview Partners as senior counselor of the firm.
Rubin earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Harvard College and a Bachelor of Laws from Yale University and attended the London School of Economics. He has received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Columbia and other universities.