The CEO of Morgan Stanley, James Gorman ’87, is interviewed on this September 10, 2019 episode of the “Businessweek Extra” podcast on the Bloomberg network. In it, Gorman recalls his “tremendous experience” of living at International House and how it contributed to his worldview. Gorman goes to to speak about the current state of international finance and the growing significance of diversity and social impact to the development and practice of global business leadership.
More of Gorman’s I-House experience can be found here in this recap of the time Gorman visited I-House for the historic convening of the four living U.S. Federal Reserve Chairs, Janet Yellen, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and Paul Volcker, on April 7, 2016. In his remarks, Gorman shared with the Residents letters he sent home to his father during his first days at the House, which were also his first days in the United States.
A postgraduate with a degree in Law when he was a Resident, Gorman often cites International House as one of the key influences that led him to pursue a career in finance. Among the many opportunities offered to Residents, I-House had paired Gorman with a mentor in I-House Alumnus and Trustee Shelby Cullom Davis ’32, a former Ambassador and legendary financier.