Suzanne Nora Johnson

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Suzanne Nora Johnson
Personal details
Born (1957-06-14) June 14, 1957 (age 59)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Southern

Harvard University

Suzanne Nora Johnson (born June 14, 1957) is an American corporate lawyer and executive. Until 2007, she was vice chair 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.

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

In July 2008, Ms. Nora Johnson was appointed to the board of American International Group (AIG).[1]

Ms. Nora Johnson currently serves on the boards of AIG, Intuit, Pfizer,[2] VISA, The Broad Foundations, the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, The Council for Excellence in Government, the Markle Foundation, RAND Health, TechnoServe, the United Nations Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors, the United Nations Global Compact, the University of Southern California,[3] and Women’s World Banking. She is on the Advisory Board of Councilors at Harvard Medical School (Departments of Cell Biology and Pathology). She is also an advisory board member to the Initiative on Financial Security at the Aspen Institute. She served as chair of the visiting committee for the Institute for Innovations at Southwestern Medical School at the 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).

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".


  1. ^ Press release from AIG on Business Wire, Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:20pm EDT
  2. ^ "Meet the Pfizer Board of Directors". Pfizer. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Board of Trustees". University of Southern California. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 

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