Salame, 48, replaces Michael Sherwood, 49, who led the committee since 2011, according to an internal memo from Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein and President Gary D. Cohn, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg News.
Edith Cooper, 53, who runs human capital management, is vice chairwoman of the committee.
The panel, which had 28 members last year, helps define the experience of being a partner, the highest rank at Goldman Sachs and a nod to its history as a private partnership before going public in 1999. The firm hosts partners-only meetings during the year and has off-site events and programs meant to help partners train junior workers.
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