Robert Zoellick

Public Official & Lawyer

Robert Zoellick is an American public official and lawyer who was the eleventh president of the World Bank, a position he held from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012. He was previously a managing director of Goldman SachsUnited States Deputy Secretary of State and U.S. Trade Representative, from February 7, 2001 until February 22, 2005. Zoellick has been a senior fellow at Harvard‘s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs since ending his term with the World Bank. He is currently a Senior Counselor at Brunswick Group and non-executive Chairman of the Board of AllianceBernstein.

Robert Bruce Zoellick was born in Naperville, Illinois, the son of Gladys and William T. Zoellick. His ancestors were German and he was raised Lutheran. He graduated in 1971 from Naperville Central High School, graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 from Swarthmore College as an Honors history major and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School magna cum laude and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1981.

To book Robert Zoellick as the finance speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Robert is known to speak on the following topics:

  • Economics & Banking
  • Politics & Policy
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Decision Making
  • The Law