George L. Van Amson is a managing director at Morgan Stanley in the Institutional Equity Division-Sales and Trading, Management. He currently serves as head of North American Analyst, and Associate Advising and Development Programs. Prior to assuming these responsibilities he was head of North American Recruiting in the Institutional Equities Division of Morgan Stanley and manager of Sales Trading Service Desk for Global Wealth Management clients. A 35-year veteran of Wall Street with experience in domestic and international markets, Mr. Van Amson was selected in 1993 as a World Economic Forum global leader and was named in 1992, 1996, and 2006 to Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top African Americans on Wall Street.” He has served as chairman of the International Committee of the Securities Traders Association of New York. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1992, Mr. Van Amson worked at Goldman Sachs as a vice president, Equities–Trading and Arbitrage Division.
Throughout his career, Mr. Van Amson has been active in the community. He has served on the board of Harvard Business School Alumni Association, president of the HBS African American Alumni Association, Columbia College Board of Visitors, chairman of the United Negro College Fund Wall Street Campaign, and board member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Currently, he serves as a trustee emeritus of Columbia University, advisor to the finance committee of the Riverside Church, director of Community Impact, vice chairman of the board of the Amsterdam Nursing Home, and chair emeritus of Columbia Alumni Association.
Mr. Van Amson graduated Brooklyn Technical High School, received his B.A. in economics from Columbia College, and MBA from Harvard.