Robert Zoellick

11th President of the World Bank Group

Robert Bruce Zoellick (/ˈzɛlɪk/; German: [ˈtsœlɪk]; born July 25, 1953) is an American public official and lawyer. He was the eleventh president of the World Bank from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012. He was a managing director of Goldman Sachs,[1] United States Deputy Secretary of State and U.S. Trade Representative, from February 7, 2001 until February 22, 2005.

Robert Zoellick
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11th President of the World Bank Group
In office
July 1, 2007 – July 1, 2012
Preceded byPaul Wolfowitz
Succeeded byJim Yong Kim
United States Deputy Secretary of State
In office
February 23, 2005 – June 19, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRichard Armitage
Succeeded byJohn Negroponte
13th United States Trade Representative
In office
February 7, 2001 – February 22, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byCharlene Barshefsky
Succeeded byRob Portman
White House Deputy Chief of Staff
In office
August 23, 1992 – January 20, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byHenson Moore
Succeeded byMark Gearan
Undersecretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs
In office
May 20, 1991 – August 23, 1992
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDick McCormack
Succeeded byJoan Spero
Counselor of the United States Department of State
In office
March 2, 1989 – August 23, 1992
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byMax Kampelman
Succeeded byTim Wirth
Personal details
Robert Bruce Zoellick

(1953-07-25) July 25, 1953 (age 68)
Naperville, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sherry Zoellick
EducationSwarthmore College (BA)
Harvard University (JD, MPP)

Zoellick has been a senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs since ending his term with the World Bank.[2] He is currently a Senior Counselor at Brunswick Group.[3]


  1. Reuters (2006). Goldman says Zoellick to be vice chairman, intl. Retrieved June 20, 2006.
  2. "Boston Globe". June 28, 2012.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Robert Zoellick". Brunswick.