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Robert B. Zoellick

President, The World Bank Group, 2007-2012; U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, 2005-2006; U.S. Trade Representative for President G.W. Bush, 2001-2005

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An intellectual force and one of the world's most distinguished authorities on the global economy, international finance and foreign policy. Perhaps unrivaled in his depth and breadth of what makes global economies tic and how best to operate in an increasingly global market.

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Beyond Aid - Full Speech By World Bank President Robert Zoellick

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Robert B. Zoellick is the Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ International Advisors.  He serves on the boards of Temasek, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, and Laureate International Universities, as well as on the international advisory board of Rolls Royce.  Zoellick is also a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  He is a member of the board of the Congressionally-created National Endowment for Democracy and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. 

Zoellick was the President of the World Bank Group from 2007-12. He served in President George W. Bush's cabinet as U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005 and as Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Zoellick worked at the Treasury and State departments in various capacities, including as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State, as well as briefly in the White House as Deputy Chief of Staff. He was the lead U.S. negotiator in the 2 + 4 process for Germany’s unification, serving under Secretary James A. Baker III.  The German Government awarded Zoellick the Knight Commanders Cross for his work on unification.  The Mexican and Chilean Governments presented him their highest honors for non-citizens the Aztec Eagle and the Order of Merit, respectively. Zoellick holds a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Swarthmore College