The ISRI2021 Main Stage will reach into the top levels of Fortune-500 boardrooms for a discussion of the U.S. and global economies during and after COVID-19.

Gary Cohn, currently vice chairman of IBM, has been a mover and shaker in the worlds of finance and economic policy for many years.

Cohn began his career at U.S. Steel, before moving on to New York to trade on the New York Commodities Exchange from 1982 to 1990.

In 1990, Cohn joined Goldman Sachs, where he held several leadership positions, including global co-head of the equities and fixed income, Currency and Commodities Division. He was also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and chairman of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee. From 2006 to 2016, Cohn was president and chief operating officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

From Jan. 2017 to April 2018, Cohn served as assistant to the president for economic policy and director of the National Economic Council. During his tenure, Cohn managed the administration’s economic policy agenda and led the successful effort to grow the U.S. economy, create jobs, and increase wages through tax and regulatory reform.

In his current position at IBM, Cohn works in partnership with IBM’s Executive Leadership Team on a wide range of business initiatives and external engagement, in areas including business development, client services, public advocacy and client relationship management.

Cohn invests across the cybersecurity, blockchain infrastructure, regulatory technology, and medical technology sectors. He serves on the corporate boards of Abyrx, Gro Intelligence, Indago, Nanopay and Starling, and he is the chairman of the board of Pallas Advisors. Cohn also serves on advisory boards for Hoyos Integrity and Spring Labs, and he is a member of the Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee (SRAC) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Long dedicated to advancing healthcare and education, Cohn is a member of the Board of Trustees of NYU Langone Health and serves as chairman of the Advisory Board for the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. He is also on the Board of Overseers of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. In 2019, Cohn was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

To hear Cohn speak during ISRI2021, register here.