- TitleCo-CEO Asia-Pacific, CEO China
- CompanyMorgan Stanley
Christianson, one of Asia’s most influential dealmakers, has reaped an IPO windfall for the bank, underwriting 127 Chinese firms’ IPOs since she became CEO in 2005 (including 13 IPOs last year alone). This makes Morgan Stanley the No. 1 bank in equity offerings in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) so far this year. One highlight in May: the $1.1 billion Hong Kong IPO of BOC Aviation, the largest ever IPO of a leasing company globally. The U.S. educated lawyer-turned-banker, who started her Morgan Stanley career as a Beijing representative in 1998, has also crushed it in China’s booming M&A market, negotiating 44 deals worth $110 billion in 2015. The member of the bank’s global management committee is also advocating for diversity in the workplace and championing for women’s rights across the globe.
|Market Value (as of 8/26/16)|