Suzanne Nora Johnson

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Suzanne Nora Johnson (born June 14, 1957) is an American corporate lawyer and executive. Until 2007, she was vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, chair of the Global Markets Institute, head of the firm's Global Investment Research Division, and a member of the firm's management committee.[1]

Johnson joined Goldman Sachs in 1985 and became a partner in 1992. While at Goldman Sachs, she chaired the Pine Street/Goldman Sachs University board and served as a board member on the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Prior to joining the firm, Johnson was an attorney with Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and worked as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals.[2][3]

In July 2008, Nora Johnson was appointed to the board of American International Group (AIG).[4]

Ms. Nora Johnson is lead independent director at Intuit Inc.[5] and serves on the board of directors at Pfizer,[6] and VISA, Inc.[7]

Ms. Nora Johnson is co-chair of the Brookings Institution[8] and serves on the boards of several other nonprofit institutions, including, The Broad Museum, The Broad Foundation,[9] the Carnegie Institution for Science,[10] the Markle Foundation and the University of Southern California.[8] She is an advisory board member to the Initiative on Financial Security at the Aspen Institute. Ms. Nora Johnson is also a member of the Global Agenda Council for the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems for the World Economic Forum.[8] She served as chairman of the visiting committee for the Institute for Innovations at Southwestern Medical School at the Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas (2003, 2004) and as a member of the visiting committee at the Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution of Washington (2000, 2004) and Harvard Law School (2006).

Suzanne Nora Johnson earned her Juris doctor from Harvard Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Southern California. Forbes ranked her at 34 on its 2006 list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women".[11]

Honors and awards[edit]

She was American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow of 2019.[12]


  1. ^ "Suzanne Johnson, Goldman Sachs Star, To Retire in January". The Wall Street Journal. December 5, 2006.
  2. ^ "Wall Street's alpha female wants to smash glass ceiling". The Guardian. January 15, 2006. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Suzanne Nora Johnson to be Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs". November 29, 2004. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "AIG Elects Suzanne Nora Johnson to Board of Directors". July 16, 2008. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Corporate Governance – Board of Directors". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Suzanne Nora Johnson". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Suzanne Nora Johnson – Person Details". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Brookings Institution Board of Trustees Elects New Board Co-Chairs". Brookings. 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  9. ^ "About Us". The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  10. ^ Science, Carnegie (2014-12-03). "Suzanne Nora Johnson, Co-Chair". Carnegie Institution for Science. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  11. ^ "#34 Suzanne Nora Johnson". Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  12. ^ "2019 Fellows and International Honorary Members with their affiliations at the time of election". Archived from the original on 2020-03-02.

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