FOCUS AREAS: Domestic and international community development, domestic and international workforce development, domestic and international education, U.S. veterans affairs
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PROFILE: Dina Habib Powell is president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. On corporate side of things, she is the global head of Goldman Sachs' Office of Corporate Engagement, and was most recently (in February 2014) named head of its domestic-based Urban Investment Group as well. Here is Powell's corporate Goldman Sachs bio:
Dina leads Goldman Sachs Bank USA’s Urban Investment Group (UIG), serves as global head of the Office of Corporate Engagement, and is president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2007 and was named partner in 2010.
As head of UIG, Dina is responsible for the firm’s investments in housing and community development projects, deploying more than $3 billion in loans and equity investments to revitalize neighborhoods and support underserved communities across the United States.
As president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Dina oversees strategic programs to foster global economic growth and opportunity, including 10,000 Women, an initiative offering business and management education to women entrepreneurs around the world, and 10,000 Small Businesses, a program providing small business owners with access to capital, business education, and mentorship.
Dina had a longstanding career in government before joining Goldman Sachs, serving as assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs and deputy undersecretary of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy. Prior to being confirmed as assistant secretary, Dina served as a member of the senior staff of the White House as assistant to the president for Presidential Personnel.
Dina serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, the American University in Cairo, and the Center for Global Development. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.