Edith Cooper

EVP Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs



Edith Cooper is Global Head of Human Capital Management. She has been an executive vice president of Goldman Sachs since 2011 and has led Human Capital Management since 2008. Edith is a member of the Management Committee and serves as vice chair of the Partnership Committee.

Previously, Ms. Cooper was in Sales Management and led several businesses within the Securities Division. Edith joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 to build and lead the firm’s Energy Sales Group. 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 was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cooper spent a combined 10 years at Morgan Stanley and Bankers Trust.

Ms. Cooper serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics, the President’s Council of Howard University, as well as the Northwestern University Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Horizons at Brunswick School.

Alumni Reception

Fireside Chat with Edith Cooper

Huntsman Hall, Forum Level