Robert B. Zoellick is a Research Scholar at Harvard University, A Fellow and Board Member of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., and a Senior International Advisor at Goldman Sachs. During the 1997-98 academic year, he was the John M. Olin Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Academy. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Zoellick served as an Executive Vice President at Fannie Mae, the largest housing finance investor in the U.S. During the Bush Administration, Mr. Zoellick served as Counselor of the Department of State (Under Secretary (rank) and Under Secretary of State for Economics. He later served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the While House. Mr. Zoellick was also appointed the President's personal representative, or Sherpa, for the G-7 Economic Summits in 1991 and 1992. Mr. Zoellick received the Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State's highest honor. The German government awarded him the Knight Commanders Cross for his role in developing the U.S. strategy toward German unification and service as the senior U.S. official in the "2 plus 4" negotiations.

From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Zoellick served at the Department of the Treasury in various positions, including Counselor to Secretary James A. Baker, III, Executive Secretary of the Department, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Policy. Mr. Zoellick received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Department of the Treasury's highest honor.

Mr. Zoellick serves on the boards of Alliance Capital, Said Holdings, and the Precursor Group. He is a member of the advisory boards of Enron and Viventures, a venture fund. He also serves as the Director of the Aspen Institute's Strategy Group, a member of Secretary Cohen's Defense Policy Board, and as a member of the board of a number of non-profit institutions.

Raised in Naperville, Illinois, Mr. Zoellick received a J.D. magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University's Kennedy school of Government in 1981. He is a 1975 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College.