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Member Profile

Hank Paulson

Hank Paulson

Co-Chair, United States

74th Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

Chairman and CEO Goldman Sachs

Chairman, The Nature Conservancy

Member Since: 2010

Priority Theme(s):

  • Media working group
  • Sustainable Food Security
  • Water Security
  • Smart Infrastructure 

Current project(s): 

  • Water Security,
  • Sustainable Food Security, and
  • Smart Infrastructure operations

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Henry M. Paulson, Jr., served under President George W. Bush as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury. Before going to the Treasury Department, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was a member of the White House Domestic Council serving as Staff Assistant to the President, and as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. He is involved in a range of conservation and environmental initiatives having served as Chairman of The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Nature Conservancy and was Co-Chairman of its Asia/Pacific Council.

In February 2010, Paulson published his first book, On the Brink. In 2011, he founded and currently serves as Chairman of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago.

Paulson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1970. He and his wife, Wendy, have two grown children and four grandchildren.


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