Ruth Porat

Ruth Porat
  • Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Stanley, USA

BA, Stanford University; MSc, London School of Economics; MBA (Hons), Wharton School. Since 1987, with Morgan Stanley: formerly, Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking; Global Head, Financial Institutions Group; Co-Head, Technology Investment Banking; Dec. 2009, named Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. During financial crisis, headed coverage of financial institutions and sovereigns globally; led the company's teams advising the US Treasury regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the New York Federal Reserve Bank regarding AIG. Member, Borrowing Advisory Committee, US Treasury. Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Stanford University. Member, Council, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University. Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Economic Club of New York. Member: Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations; Advisory Council, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution and Bretton Woods Committee. Former Member, Business Committee, Metropolitan Museum of Art.