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Carla Harris

Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley

The recipient of numerous awards, including being named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council in 2013. She is the author of two best-selling books.

Harris has 30 years of Wall Street experience, and formerly led Morgan Stanley’s Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries. For more than a decade, she was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk at Morgan Stanley. In this role, she executed enormous transactions including the initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in US history.

Harris has been named to Fortune’s magazine’s “Most Influential List,” US Bankers “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” in 2009, 2010, and 2011, Black Enterprise’s “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business” in 2017, as well as the “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street.” She was also named to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World,” and “15 Corporate Women at the Top,” and was named “Woman of the Year” in 2004.

Harris is a member of the board of overseers of Harvard University and of the board of directors of the Walmart Corporation.

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