Nyse Euronext (NYX) today announced that Robert G. Scott, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley, has been appointed as an independent member of the Company's Board of Directors, effective February 4, 2010, subject to regulatory approval.
Mr. Scott has also been appointed to the Audit Committee.
Mr. Scott was formerly President, COO and a Director of Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm with leading franchises in institutional and retail securities and credit services until December 2003, and he continues as an advisory director of the company. Mr. Scott was named CFO of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter at the time of the merger between Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter and became president and COO in 2001.
"Bob is an outstanding addition to our Board," said Jan-Michiel Hessels. "His broad experience and successful career in financial services will be strong assets to our organization. My fellow directors and I welcome Bob and look forward to working with him."
Mr. Scott joined Morgan Stanley in 1970 and became a managing director in 1979. Prior to the merger of Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter, Mr. Scott held a number of positions with worldwide responsibility including, director of investment banking from 1994 to 1996, director of corporate finance from 1992 to 1994 and director of capital market services from 1985 to 1992.
Mr. Scott is a trustee of Williams College and a member of the Advisory Council of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Scott is currently a director of Genpact, a publicly traded business process outsourcing company located in India and a member of the board of trustees of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Mr. Scott is a trustee of the Naples Children and Education Foundation.
He received his BA in economics from Williams College and his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.