Hall of Fame - 2020

Eileen Murray

Eileen Murray is an award-winning leader in the financial services industry who recently served as co-CEO at Bridgewater Associates, L.P. She has over three decades of Wall Street experience, having held senior leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, where she was appointed the first female member of the executive board, and Duff Capital Advisors. Eileen currently serves as a board member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Irish Arts Center. In 2015, she received an honorary doctorate degree from Manhattan College, from which she also holds B.S. in accounting. One of nine children, Eileen grew up in Upper Manhattan’s Dyckman Housing Project (“as diverse a community as you can imagine”). With roots in counties Cork and Galway, she credits her parents’ Irish values, work ethic, and views on diversity as a key advantage to doing business in a global economy. “Diversity of thought was encouraged,” she says. “As a result, what I tend to focus on are commonalities: what brings people together, not the differences – which is what keeps these Irish eyes smiling.”

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Click here to read Murray’s March / April 2020 Hall of Fame profile.