Speaker Details

Robert Zoellick
President, World Bank Group

Robert B. Zoellick became the 11th President of the World Bank Group on July 1, 2007. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr Zoellick served as Vice Chairman, International of the Goldman Sachs Group. He served in the President's Cabinet as the 13th U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005 and as Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Mr Zoellick served at the Treasury and State Departments, as well as briefly in the White House. During the 1990s, Mr Zoellick served as an Executive Vice President of Fannie Mae. He earned a J.D. magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School, an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. (Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from Swarthmore College.