In this episode, my co-host Alex Patel and I continue our conversation with Suzanne Nora Johnson, the former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, about investment banking and its role in finance and the economy. We delve into topics specialized investment banking activities, like underwriting and market making, the latest trends in investment banking, investment banking as a career, Suzanne’s legendary career at Goldman Sachs, and much more!
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Suzanne Nora Johnson is the former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and currently on the board of various companies. Suzanne started working at Goldman Sachs in 1985 after having worked as a lawyer for several years. She became a partner at Goldman Sachs in 1992, eventually becoming the vice chairman, chair of the Global Markets Institute, and head of the firm’s Global Investment Research Division. She served as vice chairman until 2007, and now serves on the boards of several companies, including but not limited to Visa and Pfizer, as well as several nonprofit institutions, including the Brookings Institution, USC, the Carnegie Institute for Science, and many more. In 2006, Forbes ranked Suzanne as one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” Suzanne earned her bachelors from USC and her JD from Harvard Law School.
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