Bob Rubin

Bob Rubin

Formal First Name
Robert (Bob)
8/29/1938 - present

Bob Rubin is an American lawyer, former cabinet member, and retired banking executive. He served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton administration. Before his government service, he spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs. Rubin is currently engaged as the Founder of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy think tank that produces research and proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • During the Clinton administration, Rubin oversaw the loosening of financial industry underwriting guidelines that had been in place since the 1930s. 
  • His most prominent post-government role was as director and senior counselor of Citigroup, where he performed advisory and representational roles for the firm
  • He received more than $126 million in cash and stock during his tenure at Citigroup, up through and including Citigroup's bailout by the U.S. Treasury.
  • He is co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Africa Progress Panel, a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa
  • Rubin also serves as chairman of the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the nation's leading community development support organization.
  • He serves on the board of trustees of Mount Sinai-NYU Health.