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Wei Sun Christianson: The right person in the right place

As part of Euromoney's 50th anniversary coverage, we profile some of the biggest names that we interviewed for our May Asia focus.

Few people illustrate the rise of China in global investment banking better than Wei Sun Christianson. Born in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution, she elevated herself through education. She became the first mainland Chinese student ever to graduate from Amherst College, went to Columbia Law School and took Hong Kong by storm after moving there in 1992. Today she is Morgan Stanley’s China chief executive and Asia Pacific co-chief executive.

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Wei Sun
Christianson,
Morgan Stanley

As a mainland woman in a male-dominated profession, everyone in banking knows her, but not everyone knows she was involved in setting up the regulatory structure for Chinese companies to be listed in Hong Kong while working at the Securities and Futures Commission, reporting to Laura Cha.