Kyung-Ah is a managing director and head of Goldman Sachs’ Environmental Markets Group, which manages and supports the firm’s global environmental initiatives. In that capacity, she works closely with the businesses on market solutions and innovative financings that address critical environmental issues. She also heads the Center for Environmental Markets, which partners with corporates, nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions to facilitate research and develop pilot projects that inform public policy and environmental market solutions. In addition, she oversees environmental and social risk management across transactions and sits on the Firmwide Physical Commodity Review Committee.
Previously, Kyung-Ah was a vice president in the Industrials Group in the Investment Banking Division and an executive director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, where she worked in an advisory capacity with clients across the region. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1998 in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department in New York and was named managing director in 2010.
Prior to joining the firm, Kyung-Ah worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Seoul, Korea, and Johannesburg, South Africa. Kyung-Ah serves on the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future and Girls Inc. of New York City. Kyung-Ah earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.