Aisha de Sequeira

Aisha de Sequeira is the co-country head and head of investment banking in India for Morgan Stanley. She has a master’s in public and private management from the Yale School of Management and a bachelor’s in engineering (electronics and telecommunications) from Goa University, India.

De Sequeira joined Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Group in New York in 1995 after completing her management degree at Yale University. From 1995 to 2007, she was in Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) group in New York and executed a broad range of financial advisory assignments including cross-border, mergers, buyside, sellside, and restructuring mandates.

In November 2007, de Sequeira moved to Mumbai to head Morgan Stanley’s Investment Group in India. In the past seven years, Morgan Stanley has been the dominant M&A franchise in India, with approximately twenty percent of all cross-border deals, and has been the number one IPO Bank in India. In May 2013, de Sequeira was appointed as co-country head for Morgan Stanley in India, in addition to her role as head of investment banking in India.

De Sequeira was named by Fortune India as one of the Most Powerful Women in India for the past four years (2012–2015). She and her husband Roy de Souza, founder/CEO of Zedo, an internet advertising technology company, have three sons.