Ms. Ackermann brings extensive experience assessing credit for major banking institutions, covering a variety of industries including the power generation, electrical utilities and natural resources sectors, as well as in depth coverage of commodities trading including, oil, natural gas and power as a risk manager. Ms. Ackerman currently serves as our Chair of the Finance and Commercial Oversight Committee and, as chair, she contributes significantly to the review and evaluation of our business strategy, capital structure and risk management goals.
Ms. Ackermann was Chief Risk Officer with Goldman Sachs Bank USA from October 2008 to 2011. In this role, she managed Credit, Market and Operational Risk for Goldman Sach’s commercial bank; developed the bank’s risk management infrastructure including policies and procedures and processes; maintained ongoing relationship with bank regulators including New York Fed, NY State Banking Department and the FDIC; chaired Operational risk, Credit risk and Middle Market Loan Committees; served as Vice Chair of Bank Risk Committee; was a member of Community Investment, Business Standards and New Activities Committees; was a member of GS Group level Credit Policy and Capital Committees; and chaired GS Group level Operational Risk Committee. Ms. Ackermann served as Managing Director, Credit Department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. from January 2002 until October 2008, as VP, Credit Department from 1989 to 2001, and as an Associate in the Credit Department from 1985 to 1988. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs, Ms. Ackermann served as Assistant Department Head of Swiss Bank Corporation from 1981 until 1985.