Esta Stecher chairs the Boards of Directors of Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Goldman Sachs International Bank. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 as the firm’s Tax Director, and became a partner that year. Esta served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Goldman Sachs from 2000 to 2011 and as Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Bank USA from 2011 to 2016. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Esta was a partner in the Tax Group at Sullivan & Cromwell. Esta is a Trustee Emerita of Columbia University, a member of the Columbia University Alumni Association Board of Directors and a member of the Dean’s Council of Columbia Law School. She is also a Trustee of the University of Minnesota Foundation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Esta earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.