CEO of Morgan Stanley International Plc., Head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Head of Technology
2018 John Jay Award Honoree
A 27-year veteran of Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income and Global Capital Markets divisions, Robert P. Rooney CC’89 is the CEO of Morgan Stanley International Plc, Head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He has held this role since 2016, and was also named Global Head of Technology for Morgan Stanley at the beginning of 2017.
In addition, Rooney is a member of Morgan Stanley’s Operating and Management Committees and sits on the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc. He chairs the US-UK Business Council, is a founding board member of the UK’s Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Market Standards Board, and a member of the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee.
Rooney was Morgan Stanley’s Global Co-Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading from 2013 to 2016. From 2009 to 2013, he was Head of Fixed Income for EMEA, and Global Head of Fixed Income Sales. Rooney joined Morgan Stanley in 1990, moved to London in 1993 and was elected a Managing Director in 2001.
Rooney considers himself privileged to have been based in London at the arrival of the Euro, during the European Sovereign Crisis and now for Brexit. He holds a B.A. in mathematics and history, is a member of the Columbia College Board of Visitors and lives in London with his wife, Corinne, and their children, Sam and Juliette.