Speaker Bio

John Wadsworth
John Wadsworth
Honorary Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and Advisory Director
Morgan Stanley
San Francisco

Jack Wadsworth is Honorary Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and Advisory Director of Morgan Stanley globally. He is also Chairman and Co-Founder of Ceyuan Ventures, a China based early stage technology venture fund. Mr. Wadsworth joined Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director in 1978. In 1987, he moved to Japan as President of Morgan Stanley Japan, Chairman of its Executive and Operating Committees and Head of the Firm's investment banking business in Asia. In 1991, Mr. Wadsworth moved to Hong Kong as Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. In 2001, he retired from Morgan Stanley and moved from Hong Kong to San Francisco.

Mr. Wadsworth is a Trustee of the California College of the Arts: a member of the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business Council; a Director of Asia Art Archive; an Advisor to Mission Bay Capital and QB3@953, bioscience affiliates of University of California San Francisco, and Co-Chair of the Asia Society of Northern California. Mr. Wadsworth is also an Emeritus Trustee of Williams College, the Asia Society and an Emeritus Board member of the Guggenheim Museum of New York. A former Director of University of California San Francisco Foundation, a former member of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and a former Director of Pacific Pension Institute.

Mr. Wadsworth began his investment banking career with The First Boston Corporation in 1963, where when he left in 1978 he was Executive Vice President, a member of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors and Co-head of the Investment Banking Department. Mr. Wadsworth earned a B.A. from Williams College in 1961, and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business in 1963. Mr. Wadsworth is married, has three children and eight grandchildren.