According to Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) said J. Michael Evans, a vice chairman who ran emerging markets and was seen as a potential successor to Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein, is retiring after more than 20 years at the bank.
Evans, 56, will step down at the end of the year and become a senior director, the New York-based company said today in a statement.
Evans ran businesses including the securities division, equity trading and equity-capital markets in a career that featured positions in New York, London and Hong Kong. In 2011, he was named to lead the emerging-markets units as part of Blankfein’s push to be “Goldman Sachs in more places.”
“Michael’s deep commitment to the firm, his unrelenting focus on our clients and his broad global market knowledge have left an extraordinary mark at Goldman Sachs,” Blankfein, 59, said in the statement.