Colin Coleman, Goldman Sachs’ Chief Executive in SSA Retires After 20 Years

Colin Coleman, the chief executive Goldman Sachs in Sub-Saharan Africa has said he will retire at the end of the year.

Coleman will become a senior fellow and lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University in 2020.

He will teach a graduate-level course on “Africa: Doing Business in the Last Frontier of Global Growth”.

“During my tenure at the firm, where I was named a partner in 2010, I was focused on shaping Goldman Sachs’ strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa. I was fortunate to play a central role in the region’s most important domestic and cross-border transactions,” said Coleman on his LinkedIn page.

He has been head of the Goldman Sachs South Africa office since 2000. In 2008, he was named head of the Investment Banking Division for Sub-Saharan Africa. He was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2010. Colin was an anti-apartheid activist and deeply involved in South Africa’s constitutional transition from apartheid to democracy. He served in working groups of the multi-party talks, facilitated the International Mediation Forum and helped to negotiate the agreement to facilitate all parties’ participation in South Africa’s 1994 elections.

He was named one of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”. He was also a recipient of Harvard Business School’s “Business Statesman Award” on behalf of the Consultative Business Movement and was named one of Euromoney’s World Top Ten “Financing leaders for the 21st Century.”