Just announced:  Robert B. Zoellick, former World bank president, will be a keynote speaker at the Pacific Partnership Forum.

Zoellick is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

He served as the 11th president of the World Bank Group, which works with 187 member countries, from 2007 through 2012.  Before joining the Bank, he was the vice chairman, international, of the Goldman Sachs Group, managing director, and chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Board of International Advisors from 2006 to 2007.

Zoellick served as U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005 and as Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006.  From 1985 to 1993, he worked at the Treasury and State departments in various capacities, and well as briefly in the White House as Deputy Chief of Staff.

He holds a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.zoellick 2 zoellick 1