Robert Kaplan

  • Harvard Business School

Robert Kaplan is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm.  Prior to joining the HBS faculty in 2005, Rob served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with oversight responsibility for the Investment Banking and Investment Management Divisions. Rob is the founding co-chair of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center Advisory Board. He is also co-chair of the board of Project A.L.S., co-chair of the board of the TEAK Fellowship, co-chair of the Executive Committee for Harvard University Office of Sustainability Greenhouse Gas Emission Implementation Planning, and is a member of the boards of the Harvard Medical School, Harvard Management Company (served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, November 2007 to June 2008), the Ford Foundation, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Previously, Rob also served as a member of the Investors Advisory Committee on Financial Markets of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is a member of the board of the State Street Corporation, a Senior Advisor to Indaba Capital Management, LLC, an Advisory Director of Berkshire Partners LLC, and is chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of Google, Inc. He also serves in an advisory capacity for a number of companies. Rob earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.