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Sophie Chandauka

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Sophie Chandauka MBE

Global COO, Shared Services and Banking Operations, Morgan Stanley

Sophie is Global COO of Shared Services and Banking Operations at Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, she was EMEA COO of Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Division. This followed four years as Head of Group Treasury (Legal) at Virgin Money leading execution of corporate finance activity in excess of £13 billion. Before that, Sophie was a Senior Associate at global firm Baker McKenzie, advising clients such as Nike, The Body Shop and Alliance Boots.

As a campaigner for inclusion and diversity, Sophie is a Strategic Advisor to Morgan Stanley’s African and Caribbean Business Alliance, Head of Race Equity Strategy for the 30% Club and a member of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC). As an entrepreneur, she is Chair and Executive Founder of the Black British Business Awards and Chair and Chief Strategist of The Network of Networks. Sophie is a recipient of many industry awards and has been featured in the Financial Times, Sunday Times, The Washington Post, Management Today, HR Director and Brummell. She is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and has served on several philanthropic boards, including Sentebale, which was founded by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, to support children affected by HIV/ AIDS in Africa. In June 2021, Sophie was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to diversity in business.