Shelley Leibowitz is a prominent technology advisor, thought leader, director, and investor. Ms. Leibowitz has spent her career at the intersection of financial services and technology, with both private sector and public sector experience. She is a seasoned corporate director and has served on public company Governance, Audit, Risk, and Technology Committees, as well as on the Boards of emerging technology companies. Ms. Leibowitz advises large enterprises in areas of digital transformation, IT portfolio and risk management, information security and digital trust, performance metrics, and effective governance, and also is active in the venture investing community with early stage companies.
Currently, Ms. Leibowitz serves on the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley, where she sits on the Audit and Operations & Technology Committees. She also serves as an Independent Director for two privately held companies: BitSight, the leading cyber scorecard company, and Supply Wisdom, a global supply chain risk intelligence platform, where she is Lead Independent Director. Earlier Board roles include serving as an Independent Director for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, E*Trade Financial Corporation, Alliance Bernstein Holding LP, and Endgame, foremost provider of cybersecurity capabilities to the US intelligence and defense communities, acquired by Elastic NV.
Ms. Leibowitz’s capstone operating role was as the World Bank’s first Group-wide Chief Information Officer, appointed by Robert Zoellick, 11th President of the World Bank. In that role, she was responsible for the technology services and capabilities that underlie the work of delivering quality knowledge and financing products to World Bank clients across the globe. At the World Bank, she was a leading advocate and domain expert for the Bank’s ICT for Development initiatives, helping to launch in-country technology innovation programs. As well, Ms. Leibowitz oversaw the World Bank’s Library and Archives, managed the Bank’s comprehensive cybersecurity program, and served as a member of the Pension Investment Committee.
Ms. Leibowitz is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the Visiting Committee of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, on the CNAS Council, and on the NY Board of BuildOn, a not-for-profit that runs service and learning programs in urban high schools across the country. Additionally, Ms. Leibowitz serves on the NY Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, where she sits on the Governance Committee; she is also an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and has achieved NACD Directorship Certification and the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Leibowitz held Chief Information Officer positions at top tier financial companies, including Morgan Stanley and Greenwich Capital Markets. Ms. Leibowitz was honored by the Women’s Bond Club of New York with its Merit Award for career achievement and extraordinary leadership in the financial industry. She is a frequent speaker on topics such as digital transformation, information security, and effective board governance. Ms. Leibowitz is a graduate of Williams College, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in Mathematics.