Prior to accepting her position in the Trump White House (she also worked for President George W. Bush‘s administration), the foreign policy expert was a managing director and partner at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Now, she’s looking to return to her old stomping grounds.
At Goldman, Powell was president of their non-profit subsidiary, the Goldman Sachs Foundation where she ran the foundation’s 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Businesses programs. Both programs were considered instrumental in repairing the bank’s image following the 2008 global financial crisis when Goldman Sachs defrauded many of its investors.
Until recently, Powell served as a top national-security adviser in the White House, is talking to Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) about returning to the firm.
Powell spent a decade at Goldman before joining the Trump administration in 2017.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Powell is unlikely to resume her old job running Goldman’s philanthropic arm and its community-development investing business, but rather is discussing a broader global role.
Powell also led Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised fund through which the firm’s current and retired partners can recommend grants in support of communities around the world.
During her time at Goldman Sachs, Powell also joined the boards of directors or trustees at various institutions, including the American University in Cairo, the Center for Global Development, Vital Voices, and the Nightingale-Bamford School.
She is also listed as a member of the council on foreign relations and a member of the trilateral commission.