James P. Gorman

James P. Gorman ’87
Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley, New York

James P. Gorman is the chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm. Prior to assuming his current position as chairman in January 2012, and CEO in January 2010, Mr. Gorman served since December 2007 as co-president of Morgan Stanley, and also served as co-head of corporate strategy. He joined Morgan Stanley in February 2006 as president and chief operating officer of the Global Wealth Management Group.

Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Gorman held a succession of executive positions at Merrill Lynch. From 2001 to 2005 he led the company’s US and, subsequently, global private client businesses. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1999 as chief marketing officer, and also served as head of strategy and research.

Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Gorman was a senior partner of McKinsey, where he was a member of the firm’s financial services practice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gorman was an attorney in Melbourne, Australia.

Among his civic activities, Mr. Gorman serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. He also serves on the Federal Advisory Council to the US Federal Reserve Board, the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, the Financial Services Forum, and the boards of the Partnership for New York City and Institute of International Finance. He formerly cochaired the business committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and served on the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in Washington DC, serving as chairman in 2006.

Born in Australia, Mr. Gorman earned a bachelor of arts and law degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Columbia Business School.