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Ross Alum to Lead Dominican Republic Capital Markets Exchange

3/6/2007 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Bolsa de Valores de la Republica Dominicana, or capital markets exchange of the Dominican Republic, has announced that Goldman Sachs Vice President Darys Estrella, MBA '02, will become its next executive director.

Estrella replaces a director of the Bolsa de Valores who served in the position for more than 15 years. She steps into the role at a time when the country has nearly adopted the DR-CAFTA free trade agreement and must find ways to modernize and compete more effectively in all business sectors.

Estrella was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States in 1987 to attend college. She graduated from Vassar College in 1992 with a degree in Hispanic studies.

She then worked for Deltec Asset Management LLC in New York City, where she worked her way up from trading assistant to vice president.

In 2000, Estrella received a post-graduate fellowship from the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management to attend the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. While at Ross, she spent a semester abroad at ESADE in Barcelona.

Upon graduating from the Ross School with an MBA in finance and international business strategy in 2002, Estrella joined Goldman's Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities division. Two years later, she moved to Goldman's Human Capital Management division, where she is today.

Estrella's volunteer activities highlight her long-term commitment to the Dominican community, both in the United States and the Dominican Republic. She serves on the executive board of the Dominican Women's Development Center and on the board of the Dominican American Chamber of Commerce, is a two-term president and founding board member of Dominicans On Wall Street, and serves on the President of the Dominican Republic's bilateral Task Force for the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo as a specialist on the development of capital markets in the Dominican Republic.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847