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May Busch is an Executive in Residence in the Office of the President at Arizona State University (ASU) where she lectures and conducts workshops on leadership, and works on interdisciplinary initiatives across the university with an emphasis on leadership, entrepreneurship and enhancing the engagement between business and academia.  ASU is the largest public research university in the US and pioneer of the New American University model for higher education.

May is also a founding partner of M|C Advisors in the UK where she is a consultant to professional services companies on leadership development, client effectiveness and gender diversity.

Prior to this, May enjoyed a 24-year career at Morgan Stanley spanning two continents in nine different business roles across Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Firm Management.  She was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Europe where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Firm’s business strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  She chaired the firm’s European Diversity Council and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s European Management Committee as well as a Board Member of the Firm’s FSA-regulated UK broker dealer. 

Following her successful investment banking career, May has focused on bringing her insights and experiences to help people in the pursuit of their goals, particularly young people and women, and to promote greater thought leadership, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit in the workplace.  She offers workshops, keynotes, consulting and executive coaching to high-potential leaders.  In addition, May serves on the boards of non-profit organizations in the UK. 

May graduated with a BA magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  She is married with three children.