Tom Nides is a Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm. He focuses on the Firm’s global clients and other key constituencies around the world, serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Operating Committee, and reports to Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman.
Prior to rejoining the Firm in March 2013 in his current role, Mr Nides was Deputy Secretary of State, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Department. Appointed by President Obama, he was confirmed by the Senate in December 2010 and sworn in in January 2011. Previously, Mr Nides was the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2010. He was an executive officer and served as a Member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee and Operating Committee. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr Nides served as Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer of Burson-Marsteller and as Chief Administrative Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston, the investment banking division of Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group.
Mr Nides began his career on Capitol Hill, as Assistant to the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives and Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House. He later served as Senior Vice President of Fannie Mae and as Chief of Staff to the United States Trade Representative.
Mr Nides was appointed by President Obama to be Chairman of the Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center in September 2013. He also serves on the Board of the Asia Society, the Atlantic Council, the International Rescue Committee and the Urban Alliance Foundation. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Prior to serving in government, Mr Nides was the Chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, on the Board of New York Cares Foundation and a Member of the Advisory Board of the National Zoo.