Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, US Department of State
Robert D. Hormats is under secretary for economic, energy, and agricultural affairs in the US Department of State. Prior to his appointment in 2009, Hormats was vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International and a managing director of Goldman Sachs & Co. Hormats has served as US assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, ambassador and deputy US trade representative, and senior deputy assistant secretary for economic and business affairs at the Department of State. He was a senior staff member on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic advisor to Henry Kissinger, Brent Scowcroft, and Zbigniew Brzezinski. He was a recipient of the French Legion of Honor and Arthur Fleming Award. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hormats is the author of several books including The Price of Liberty.