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  • Sheila Patel

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • GSAM International
Sheila Patel
Chief Executive Officer
GSAM International
Sheila is chief executive officer of International Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). She focuses on the GSAM client business in EMEA and business management and strategy for GSAM Asia Pacific Ex-Japan. Sheila also serves on the GSAM Operating Committee and the IMD Client and Business Standards Committee. Prior to her current role, she served as co-head of Equities Distribution in Asia and before that she was head of US Derivative Sales and US Synthetics Sales in the Equities Division. Sheila joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 as a managing director and was named partner in 2006.

Sheila is a senior advisor for the IMD Women’s Network and former co-head of the Goldman Sachs Equities/FICC Women’s Network. She is a member of the Ascend Advisory Board and the Pine Street Board of Directors, and also serves on the Goldman Sachs Leadership Development Initiative.

Prior to joining the firm, Sheila worked as head of Trading Strategy with Morgan Stanley for seven years.
Sheila is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and both the Global Leadership Committee and the Women in Leadership Initiative at Princeton University. She serves on the boards of two charities, the EcoHealth Alliance and GallopNYC. Sheila has taught a special advanced seminar on Equity Derivatives at the Columbia Business School.

Sheila earned an AB in Politics and Near Eastern Studies, summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1991. She earned an MBA, with highest honors, from Columbia University in 1997.