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Dina is head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing business and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She also serves as global head of the Office of Corporate Engagement and is a member of the Partnership Committee. Dina joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2007 and was named partner in 2010.

As head of the Impact Investing business, Dina is responsible for the firm’s investments in housing and community development projects, deploying more than $4 billion in loans and equity investments to revitalize neighborhoods and support underserved communities across the United States.

As president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Dina oversees strategic programs to foster global economic growth and opportunity, including 10,000 Women, an initiative offering business and management education to women entrepreneurs around the world, and 10,000 Small Businesses, a program providing small business owners with access to capital, business education, and mentorship.

Dina had a longstanding career in government before joining Goldman Sachs, serving as assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs and deputy
undersecretary of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy. Prior to being confirmed as assistant secretary, Dina served as a member of the senior staff of the White House as assistant to the president for Presidential Personnel.

Dina serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, the American University in Cairo, and the Center for Global Development. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Enabling Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Global Growth

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 12:45 PM

In the wake of economic crisis and recession, global growth relies increasingly on the dynamic economies of Asia and the Pacific - a dynamism driven by the creative energy of small business.

Small and medium sized enterprises account for 90% of businesses along the Pacific Rim and...

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The Future of Egypt Depends on Investing in Women

(19) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 1:13 PM

As the world watches events in Egypt unfold, its leaders have a unique opportunity to be an example for the region by fully empowering its women to play a greater role in the economy and society. Egypt will never reach its full potential and its economy will continue to struggle...

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