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Richard Gnodde is co-chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International and co-head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD). He has been a member of the Management Committee since 2003 and also serves on the Client and Business Standards Committee, European Management Committee, Public Policy Committee and the Steering Committee on Regulatory Reform. He served on the firm's Partnership Committee from 1999 to 2004. Richard joined Goldman Sachs in London in 1987 and helped build the firm's European mergers and acquisitions franchise, eventually leading the investment banking effort in the United Kingdom. He was appointed co-head of IBD in Japan in 1997, helping Goldman Sachs achieve its preeminent position in the Japanese investment banking market. Richard became president of Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte. and co-head of Investment Banking in Asia in 1999 before moving to Hong Kong that same year to become president of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC. He played a leading role in expanding the firm's overall Asian footprint, including securing access to China's securities markets. In 2005, Richard returned to London as vice chairman and became co-chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International in 2006. He assumed his role as co-head of IBD in 2011. Richard was named managing director in 1996 and partner in 1998. Richard earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Cape Town and a master's degree from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.