Carla Harris is a Managing Director in the Strategic Client Group at Morgan Stanley Investment Management providing investment advice to Corporations, Public Pension Plans, Foundations and Endowments.  She also heads the Emerging Managers Platform.  She formerly headed the equity capital markets effort for the Consumer and Retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements.  Ms. Harris has extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors.

Ms. Harris was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, and to Fortune’s the “Most Influential List” 2005, to Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top 50 African Americans on Wall Street”, to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”, Ebony’s list of  “15 Corporate Women at The Top”, the Network Journal’s 2005 list of  “25 Most Outstanding Women in Business” and was named  “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard University Black Men’s Forum.