David Heleniak Strategic Advisor

About

David Heleniak was the Vice Chairman, a Managing Director and member of the management committee at Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2005 and retired from in 2018. At Morgan Stanley, his mandate encompassed work at the senior-most levels with clients, regulators and other key constituencies around the world, as well as with the firm's senior management team on issues of policy and direction, external and government affairs, and legal and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, David spent 29 years at Shearman & Sterling where he became the Senior Partner (CEO) in 2001 and where he headed its Mergers & Acquisitions Group for more than ten years. From 1981 to 1984, he led the firm's Hong Kong office where he represented, among others, China National Coal Development Corporation in the first major joint venture completed by a Chinese entity with a US partner. From 1977 to 1979, he served the United States government in the Department of the Treasury, first as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary and subsequently as Assistant General Counsel (Domestic Finance).

Among his numerous philanthropic and civic affiliations, David was a member of the boards of directors of the New York City Partnership, the New York City Ballet (where he is a past President), The Legal Aid Society, the Japan Society (past Chairman), and the Council for the United States and Italy (past Chairman), as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

David earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

David Heleniak Strategic Advisor

About

David Heleniak was the Vice Chairman, a Managing Director and member of the management committee at Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2005 and retired from in 2018. At Morgan Stanley, his mandate encompassed work at the senior-most levels with clients, regulators and other key constituencies around the world, as well as with the firm's senior management team on issues of policy and direction, external and government affairs, and legal and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, David spent 29 years at Shearman & Sterling where he became the Senior Partner (CEO) in 2001 and where he headed its Mergers & Acquisitions Group for more than ten years. From 1981 to 1984, he led the firm's Hong Kong office where he represented, among others, China National Coal Development Corporation in the first major joint venture completed by a Chinese entity with a US partner. From 1977 to 1979, he served the United States government in the Department of the Treasury, first as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary and subsequently as Assistant General Counsel (Domestic Finance).

Among his numerous philanthropic and civic affiliations, David was a member of the boards of directors of the New York City Partnership, the New York City Ballet (where he is a past President), The Legal Aid Society, the Japan Society (past Chairman), and the Council for the United States and Italy (past Chairman), as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

David earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.