Tribute to Elie Wiesel by Elisha Wiesel
Elie Wiesel was a Nobel-Prize winning writer, teacher and activist known for his memoir Night, in which he recounted his experiences surviving the Holocaust.
Born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Romania, Elie Wiesel pursued Jewish religious studies before his family was forced into Nazi death camps during WWII. Wiesel survived, and later wrote the internationally acclaimed memoir Night. He also penned many books and became an activist, orator and teacher, speaking out against persecution and injustice across the globe. Wiesel passed away on July 2, 2016 at the age of 87.
Elisha is the firm's chief information officer. He oversees the Technology Division and has joint responsibility for the firm's global strategists. He serves as a champion for the Disability Interest Forum. Previously, he served as the chief risk officer of the Securities Division and global head of Securities Division Desk Strategists.
Elisha joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 as a strategist in the Commodities business. He was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2004. Elisha earned a BS in Computer Science from Yale University in 1994.