Sam Gyimah

Former UK Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister; Board Director, Goldman Sachs Int; Founder & CEO SGA

Sam Gyimah is founder & CEO of SGA, an international advisory firm he founded to advise on issues at the intersection of geopolitics, capital deployment and government. Sam is also an adviser and serves on the boards of Goldman Sachs International and Goldman Sachs International Bank, the UK Consumer Bank; Cambridge University Endowment Trust; and Oxford University Innovation.

Elected to the UK Parliament in 2010, Sam was the Member of Parliament for East Surrey from 2010-19. Sam served as a government minister in several departments including, Higher Education, Innovation, Science and Research, with responsibility for an £8bn R&D budget. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister, David Cameron, and attended Cabinet.

Sam began his career in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in London, where he worked on pan-European corporate finance and M&A advisory transactions, before joining the Equities business, focusing on equities sales and institutional client relationships.

Born in the UK and raised in Ghana, Sam earned an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in 1999.