Claudia Marmolejo is a senior financial services executive with over 20 years of experience driving significant strategic change in the areas of business development, legal, compliance and risk governance. Claudia Marmolejo is currently an Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Client Development Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Previously, she was an attorney for 10 years with the Morgan Stanley Legal and Compliance Division where she provided legal coverage to various businesses in Wealth Management.
Throughout her eleven-year tenure with Morgan Stanley, Claudia has served in a variety of strategic leadership and support roles across a number of Morgan Stanley’s businesses. Ms. Marmolejo is the Co-Head of the Firm’s Latino Employee Network, which has more than 1,500 employee members.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Marmolejo was at Citigroup from 2002-2006, as Regional General Counsel at Citigroup Asset Management (CAM), Latin America, where she had legal coverage responsibility over US and international businesses located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Prior to joining CAM, Ms. Marmolejo was a Senior Regional Counsel for Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Bank, and Pension and Insurance businesses, covering Citigroup's interests in all of Latin America.
Ms. Marmolejo was a Senior Associate at Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1999-2002, where she worked at the Mergers & Acquisitions, Latin America Practice Groups Department, focused on cross-border mergers, acquisitions and IPOs. Throughout her role, Ms. Marmolejo has had extensive interactions with public and private companies, governments and NGOs, and her professional experience expands into Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Marmolejo was an Associate at Brown & Wood LLP (now Sidley & Austin LLP) specializing in public offerings and private placement of debt, collateralized debt and equity securities for private and public issuers from 1996 through 1999.
Ms. Marmolejo holds an LLM degree from Columbia University and a law degree from University of Buenos Aires, Law School. She is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Ms. Marmolejo is a board member of two not-for-profit organizations: TurnAround for Children (serving as Treasurer, Head of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee) since 2010 and LatinoJustice PRLDEF since 2012 (member of the Audit Committee). She has joined the Development Committee of the Museo del Barrio Board of Trustees in New York in 2015 and the Board of Trustees in 2016.