Join UJA’s Russian Division for a community conversation with industry leader and philanthropist Lloyd C. Blankfein. Anton Gorshkov, a young leader in the Russian-speaking Jewish community, will moderate the conversation about identity, leadership, legacy, and philanthropy.
They’ll share stories about growing up in Brooklyn and how they were impacted by UJA agencies.
You’ll also hear about UJA’s response to Covid-19, with more than $64 million allocated to get New York back on its feet.
Lloyd C. Blankfein is senior chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He joined the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division of Goldman Sachs in 1982 after working as an attorney in a law firm. Lloyd was named partner in 1988 and co-head of the J. Aron Division in 1994.
He became co-head of the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division as of its formation in 1997 and was based in London from 1997 to 1999 in that capacity.
Lloyd served as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs from 2002 through 2003, with management responsibility for the FICC and Equities Divisions. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he served as the firm’s president and chief operating officer from December 2003 through June 2006. He served as the firm’s chairman and chief executive officer from 2006 through September 2018, and remained as chairman through December 2018.
Lloyd earned a JD from Harvard Law School in 1978 and an AB from Harvard College in 1975.
Among his affiliations with nonprofit organizations, Lloyd is a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School, the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School, the Dean’s Council of Harvard University, the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Anton immigrated to U.S. from Moscow, Russia with his family in 1992 as a teenager, quickly finding home at the J, playing basketball and working as a counselor at the summer camp.
He graduated from James Madison H.S. and went to NYU Poly, graduating with honors with a degree in computer science. Upon graduation he joined Goldman Sachs as a junior analyst and stayed with the firm ever since.
Throughout his 20-year career at Goldman, Anton held a number of different positions in Technology and Quantitative divisions. He is currently a technology fellow and a managing director, heading up the Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) Alternatives Engineering Group, creating the foundation for next-generation private markets tools.
Anton is the president of the Board of Marks JCH of Bensonhurst where he served for the last 10 years. He is a recent graduate of the Wexner Leadership Development Program and is involved in a number of local community organizations as volunteer/advisor.
Anton married Elvira Gorshkov in 2012 and they have two daughters Renee & Claire. The Gorshkov family currently resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Russian Division Chairs
Nadya Belenkiy and Diana Fox