Vampire squid or damp squib? Goldman Sachs SA boss leaves

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Vampire squid or damp squib? Goldman Sachs SA boss leaves

Colin Coleman reflects on 20 years in which the bank thrived despite bumping heads with the Zuma ANC

Warren Thompson

After nearly 20 years at the helm of Goldman Sachs in SA, Colin Coleman is moving on after an unconventional path to banking which included studying architecture and being involved in the anti-apartheid movement. He reflects on his tenure at the world’s premier investment bank and the path ahead for his career and the country he loves so much.  

Is it going to be tough leaving GS? 

I don’t think the penny has dropped. The lifestyle changes, the organisational systems, all of the things my life works so seamlessly around are going to change. I know I am going to lose a lot of that corporate support and Goldman is a supremely well-functioning organisation...

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