James P. Gorman is chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Gorman became CEO in January 2010 and chairman in January 2012. He previously served as co-president of Morgan Stanley and joined the firm 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. Prior to this he was a senior partner of McKinsey & Co. and began his career as an attorney in Melbourne, Australia.
Among his civic activities, Mr. Gorman serves as a director of the Council on Foreign Relations, co-chair of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, and is a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, the Business Council, the Business Roundtable and the Board of the Institute of International Finance.
He formerly served as president of the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, co-chairman of the Partnership for New York City, chairman of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and co-chairman of the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mr. Gorman, who was born in Australia, earned a bachelor of arts degree and a law degree from the University of Melbourne and a master of business administration degree from Columbia University.