Bob also held several positions in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations, serving as Under Secretary of State, White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions Policy. From 2013 to 2016, he was Chairman of Goldman Sachs’s International Advisors, and in 2006-07, he was Vice Chairman, International at the firm.
Bob was appointed Chairman of the Board of Alliance Bernstein in April 2017. He is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and serves on the boards of Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Twitter. He is a member of the board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Carnegie Endowment. He also chairs the Global Tiger Initiative and is a member of the Global Leadership Council of Mercy Corps.
On the 16th September, Ambassador Bob Zoellick, former President of the World Bank, US Trade Representative and Deputy Secretary at the US Department of State and current Geopolitical Principal at Brunswick Group, gave the opening remarks at the China Development Forum in Beijing. The event marked the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening, initiated by Deng Xiaoping at the Third Plenum of the Eleventh Central Committee in 1978. These notes are his speech from that day.
By Robert Zoellick
27 September 2018