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Retired Partner, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Member, Women's Leadership Board, Women and Public Policy Program

Melina Higgins is a retired Partner of The Goldman Sachs Group and currently serves on the boards of two Fortune 500 companies.  She has over two decades of experience in finance, investments, and corporate governance. 

Ms. Higgins joined Goldman Sachs in 1989 and retired as a Partner and Managing Director in January 2010.  Ms. Higgins was a member of the Investment Committee of the Principal Investment Area, which approved and oversaw global private equity and private debt investments and was one of the largest alternative asset managers in the world.  Ms. Higgins was Head of the Americas as well as Co-Chairperson of the global Investment Advisory Committee for the GS Mezzanine Partners funds.  She was a founding member of the mezzanine funds and was instrumental in building and managing this business, which raised over $30 billion of capital and invested in over 100 companies during her tenure, making Goldman Sachs the world leader in the industry. While at Goldman Sachs, US Banker ranked Ms. Higgins as one of the Top 20 Women in Finance.

Ms. Higgins has served as a board member or a board participant for over a dozen companies.  She currently serves on the boards of Mylan, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, and Genworth Financial, Inc., a global insurance company.

Ms. Higgins holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Colgate University.  She resides in New York City with her husband and two children.

Membership Type: Individual Member