Julian Salisbury is Global Head of the Merchant Banking Division (MBD). He is a member of the Management Committee and Co-Chair of the Partnership Committee and Firmwide Investment Policy Committee. Mr. Salisbury is Co-Chair of the MBD Corporate Investment Committee, MBD Credit Investment Committee, MBD Growth Investment Committee, MBD Infrastructure Investment Committee and MBD Real Estate Investment Committee. Mr. Salisbury is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ $500 million commitment to invest in companies and investment managers with diverse leadership.
Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Salisbury was Head of the Global Special Situations Group (GSSG) from 2013 to 2019. Prior to GSSG, he was Head of the European Special Situations Group (ESSG) from 2008 to 2013, based in London. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Salisbury worked in Moscow establishing ESSG’s business covering the former Soviet Union, and was a founding member of ESSG in 2003. Prior to ESSG, he held roles in Bank Loan Research, High Yield Research and Product Control. Mr. Salisbury joined Goldman Sachs in 1998, and was named Managing Director in 2005 and Partner in 2008.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the audit practice of KPMG. Mr. Salisbury qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of The Nightingale-Bamford School and is a member of the Board of Directors of Sponsors for Educational Opportunities.