Carla A. Harris

Vice Chairman of Wealth Management, Head of Multicultural Client Strategy, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Joined the Board: 2017
Committees: Compensation and Management Development; Strategic Planning and Finance; Nominating and Governance

Carla has served as vice chair of Wealth Management and head of Multicultural Client Strategy for Morgan Stanley since August 2013 and as managing director and senior client advisor since June 2012. In these roles, she is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. Carla joined the mergers and acquisitions team at Morgan Stanley in 1987 and since then has held a number of positions during her tenure. Her experiences at Morgan Stanley range from investment banking, equity capital markets, equity private placements and initial public offerings in a number of industries such as technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, health care and biotechnology.

In August 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Carla to serve as chair of the National Women’s Business Council. She was elected to the board of Cummins Inc. in May 2021 and currently serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and the Morgan Stanley Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of Overseers for Harvard University.

Carla holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Harvard University.