Colin Coleman

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs South Africa

Colin is head of the South African office, a role he has held since joining Goldman Sachs in 2000. In 2008, he was named head of the Investment Banking Division for Sub-Saharan Africa. Colin is a member of the Growth Markets Operating Committee. He was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2010.
In the early 1980s, Colin was involved in South Africa's change process and later in its constitutional transition. From 1989 until South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994, he was an executive director for the Consultative Business Movement. Colin served in working groups of the multi-party talks, facilitated the International Mediation Forum and helped to negotiate the agreement to facilitate all parties' participation in South Africa's 1994 elections.
In 1994, Colin became a senior consultant for public affairs at Standard Bank Investment Corporation (SBIC), where he was an advisor to the SBIC chairman. He was subsequently appointed director of public finance for SBIC's Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank. In 1997, Colin relocated to London, where he became a vice president of energy, power and oil for J.P. Morgan's Investment Banking Advisory Department.
In 1996, Colin was nominated as one of the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders for Tomorrow. He was also a recipient of Harvard Business School's "Business Statesman Award" in 1994 and was named one of Euromoney's World Top Ten "Financing leaders for the 21st Century."
Colin earned a BA in Architecture from the University of Witwatersrand in 1988. He has three children and is based in Johannesburg.