He began his career with Morgan Stanley in New York in 1980.
Mr Charles Mak is Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley Asia’s Investment Banking division and a 30-year veteran of Morgan Stanley. He announced his retirement from a
full-time role at the Firm in September 2013.
Most recently, Charles was the Chairman and Director of Bank Morgan Stanley AG, a Director in Morgan Stanley Asia Limited, and a member of Morgan Stanley's Asia
Pacific Executive Committee, the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Committee, and International Operating Committee. Charles began his career with Morgan Stanley in New York in 1980 in the accounting and legal departments. In 1986, he became an Investment Adviser for the Individual Investor Services division, before transferring to Morgan Stanley's Hong Kong office in 1989 where he worked until 1992. In August 2001, Charles became Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific Private Wealth Management. In August of 2011, Charles was promoted to President of International Wealth Management, with responsibility for Morgan Stanley's wealth management franchises in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Also in 2011, he was named Chairman of Bank Morgan Stanley in Switzerland. In October 2012, he was named Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific.
In October 2013, Charles was appointed Non-Executive and Independent Director of Frasers Centrepoint Limited. He is Lead Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, Vice Chairman of Board Executive Committee, and a member of Remuneration Committee, Nominating Committee and Risk Management Committee.
In May 2017, Charles was appointed a s a Trustee of the Pace University Board of
Charles received his BBA and MBA degrees from PACE University in New York City
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