R. Martin Chavez, Ph.D.
Joined the amfAR board in February 2008, having been an adjunct member since 2006.
Serves on audit and investment committees. Expertise in investment banking, financial
analysis, and fiscal oversight.
A native of Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Chavez has had a bicoastal career. In 1985, he
graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in
biochemical sciences. He has a master’s in computer science, also from Harvard. His
doctorate from Stanford University is in medical information sciences and was awarded in
1990. He has been a founder and “C-level” executive for several startup
companies, including Quorum Software Systems in San Francisco
and Kiodex, Inc., in New York City. He was also global head of energy
derivatives at Credit Suisse Financial Products. Subsequently, in New
Mexico, he served on the board of PNM Resources, Inc., chaired its
finance committee, and sat on its audit and ethics committee.
He currently serves on the board of Friends of the High Line, as well
as the advisory groups of the Mount Sinai Institute for Genomics and
Multiscale Biology and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1993, returned
in 2005 as a managing director, and became a partner in 2006. He is
currently the chief information officer at Goldman Sachs, where he is a
member of the Management Committee, the Steering Committee of Regulatory Reform,
co-chair of the Firmwide Technology Risk Committee, and a member of the Firmwide
Hispanic/Latino Network, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network.
Chief Information Officer, Goldman Sacks. He and his husband, Adam Norbury, live in
New York City.