- Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Stanley, USA
Ruth Porat was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley in December 2009, and previously served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group and Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking. Throughout the financial crisis, Ruth headed the Firm’s coverage of financial institutions and sovereigns globally. She led the Morgan Stanley teams advising the United States Treasury regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the New York Federal Reserve Bank with respect to AIG. She joined Morgan Stanley in 1987. Ruth holds the following degrees: M.B.A., Wharton School (with Distinction); M.Sc., London School of Economics; B.A., Stanford University. Ruth is a member of the U.S. Treasury’s Borrowing Advisory Committee. She is Vice Chair of Stanford University’s Board of Trustees and serves on Stanford’s Council of the School of Humanities and Sciences. She is a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution and on the Advisory Council of the Bretton Woods Committee, and was formerly on the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ruth lives in Manhattan with her husband and three sons.