Sam Gyimah is an Adviser to, and non-executive Director of Goldman Sachs International and Goldman Sachs International Bank (the UK consumer bank). Sam serves on the Audit Committee of both entities.
Elected to the UK Parliament in 2010, Sam was the Member of Parliament for East Surrey from 2010-19. Sam served as a government minister in several departments including, Higher Education, Innovation, Science and Research, with responsibility for an £8bnR&D budget. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister, David Cameron, and attended Cabinet.
During his time in Parliament, Sam developed policies which the UK Treasury adopted to address the credit crunch experienced by growth businesses after the 2008 financial crisis. He was also at the forefront of the national debate on the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Sam began his career in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in London, where he worked on pan-European corporate finance and M&A advisory transactions, before joining the Equities business, focusing on equities sales and institutional client relationships. Before entering politics, Sam was an angel investor in early-stage businesses.
Through Gyimah Associates, the company he founded in 2020, Sam continues to advise private equity and venture capital funds, including Blackstone, TPG, Lakestar Advisors, and portfolio companies; on issues at the intersection of geopolitics, capital deployment and government, that are core to value creation.
Born in the UK and raised in Ghana, Sam earned an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in 1999.