Erin WalshErin serves as Executive Director and Head of the Office of Corporate Engagement for Asia Pacific.  Erin joined Goldman Sachs in 2010.

The Office of Corporate Engagement leads the firm’s philanthropic activities, seeking to foster economic growth and opportunity, through investment in the community, employee engagement, and partnership building.  This includes the work of the Goldman Sachs Foundation’s strategic program, 10,000 Women, a five-year initiative to offer a business and management education to women entrepreneurs around the world.  In addition to 10,000 Women in Asia, the firm supports programs in 11 countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Erin served as Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the US Department of State.  She established extensive programs focused on the empowerment of women across 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.  Previous to that position, she was head of International Strategies and Partnerships for Cisco, bringing an education technology curriculum to 90 developing and emerging market countries through public private partnerships.  Erin has also worked for the United Nations Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the US Mission to the United Nations, the Blair House and the White House.  Erin earned a BA from Georgetown University and a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Erin serves on the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, USA advisory board, and as a Woodrow Wilson Center, “Women in Public Service Project” Champion.