Chief Executive Officer
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.
Robert S. Harrison is the Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Global Initiative. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Clinton Foundation’s childhood obesity initiative. Before joining the Clinton Foundation, Harrison spent 22 years on Wall Street as an investment banker and attorney. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1987, where he became a partner in the firm’s investment banking division and global co-head of its Communications, Media, and Entertainment group. From 1981 to 1987, Harrison practiced corporate law in the New York and Paris offices of Davis, Polk and Wardwell. Harrison is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, a Director of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Henry Street Settlement. He received a B.A. in government from Cornell University, an M.A. in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.