About Edith Cooper, EVP and Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs
Edith Cooper is an executive vice president and the global head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs. Edith is a member of the firm’s Management Committee, serves as the vice chair of the Partnership Committee, and is on various other committees at the firm. As the head of Human Capital Management, Edith is responsible for the development, well-being, and promotion of Goldman Sachs’ 33,000 employees. Edith is focused on ensuring the firm remains an employer of choice for recruits, offers a stimulating and rewarding workplace for employees, and serves as a training ground to equip and inspire the firm’s next generation of leaders.
Previously, Edith led several businesses in the Securities division. Edith joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 to build and lead the firm’s Energy Sales Group in New York. In 2002, she was responsible for the firm’s Futures business and, prior to that, she was co-head of the commodities business in Europe and Asia, based out of London.
Edith serves on the Kellogg School of Management Global Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Brown University Sports Foundation.
Edith earned an MM from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an AB from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. She and her husband have three children and live in Connecticut.
Interviewed by Freyan Billimoria, Director of Strategic Partnerships