Isabelle Ealet

Most Powerful Women 2015
handout Isabelle Ealet, Global Co-Head of Securities, Goldman SachsPhotograph by Barry Willis—Courtesy of Goldman Sachs
  • Title
    Global Co-Head of Securities
  • Affiliation
    Goldman Sachs
  • Country
  • Age

The publicity-shy Ealet has one of the most high-profile jobs in global finance. She became a global head of securities for Goldman Sachs in 2012, a position that she shares with two colleagues; the team oversees 44% of the $40 billion investment bank’s annual revenues. Ealet joined Goldman in 1991, and her trajectory—Managing Director at 34 (1997); Executive Committee member (2008); and a prodigious stint atop the firm’s Commodities division (for which she earned the nickname “queen of commodities”)—has led some to speculate that she may be the first woman to run the bank. Ealet is French and began her career at the oil firm Total. —Erika Fry

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2014 Revenues40,085
2014 Profits8,477
Market Value (as of 09/01/15)82,227