“One person of integrity can make a difference.” – Elie Wiesel
Perhaps this applies to his son Elisha Wiesel as the Goldman Sachs named him on Monday as its new chief information officer of the company’s giant technology division.
The young Wiesel, son of the Holocaust survivor and activist Elie Wiesel, is the current global head of the desk strategists and the chief risk officer in the bank’s securities division, the most technology0ntensive part of the bank, which made him perfect shoo-in as the bank’s top-ranking technology officer, a position currently held by the prominent R. Martin Chavez.
Due to the rotation in top management posts, Mr. Wiesel at 44, is elevated to the position as the new tech guru, and will oversee 11 00 people, consisting of engineers and strategists, in the bank’s technology division, taking over Chavez who will become Goldman’s chief financial officer starting April, following the appointment of Gary Cohn in the Trump administration.
Aside from being known as the only son of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, who passed away just last summer, the younger Wiesel is also known as one of the top personnel in the J. Aron division of when he joined the bank in 1994.
He also made a good publicity last year on an interview when he talked about the one rule his father gave him, stressing that he was living with the desire to keep up what the Jewish people continue after the Holocaust and that is to marry Jewish.