Michael Evans to Retire from Goldman Sachs
NEW YORK -- October 21, 2013
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) announced today that J. Michael
Evans, a vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and global head of Growth Markets, has
decided to retire at the end of the year after more than 20 years at the firm.
He will become a senior director upon his retirement.
“Michael’s deep commitment to the firm, his unrelenting focus on our clients
and his broad global market knowledge have left an extraordinary mark at
Goldman Sachs,” said Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO. “We particularly
appreciate the role he played developing our client franchise across Asia, and
his work co-chairing the Business Standards Committee, which was an
unparalleled effort to review our business standards and practices. We are
pleased that we will continue to benefit from his advice and counsel as a
Evans joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 in the Investment Banking Division in
London and was named a partner in 1994.
As global head of Equity Capital Markets, Evans was at the center of many
privatizations in Europe and Asia Pacific in the 1990’s and went on to play an
integral role in the success of the firm’s initial public offering in May
In 2001, he became co-head of the Equities Division, working in both New York
and London. Two years later, Evans became global co-head of the Securities
Division, where he helped cement our position as a leading market maker and
underwriter to investors and companies globally.
In 2004, he relocated to Hong Kong as Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific,
a position he held for seven years. There, Evans helped shape our strategy and
footprint, deepen our leadership bench and develop important client
Over the last three years, Evans was co-chair of the firm’s Business Standards
Committee, where he helped oversee the most extensive review of the firm’s
business standards and practices in its 144 year history. The Committee’s work
resulted in significant changes in how the firm addresses important issues
related to clients, reputational risk and accountability.
Evans was named a vice chairman of Goldman Sachs in 2008. In 2011, he was
named global head of Growth Markets, responsible for driving our strategy,
resource allocation and many client relationships across the firm in these
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking,
securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of
financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes
corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth
individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and
maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
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Dane Holmes, 212-902-0300
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