Vice President – HR | Morgan Stanley

Edleen works within the Diversity and Inclusion Team and is the youngest person in EMEA to ever be promoted to Vice President within HR.

She is passionate about gender diversity and focuses on recruitment, retention and development of diverse populations through engaging with students, experienced professionals and employees to drive the Diversity Agenda. Key initiatives include London’s Return To Work Programme for mother’s returning from a career break and career development programmes for women at specific career stages.

Edleen aims to inspire, educate, challenge, and move the needle and shares her insights via multiple platforms, including at schools, universities, industry conferences and female-focused campaigns such as the IAmVisible.

As a British-born Sierra Leonean, she attended Comprehensive Schools, before completing her MA (Cantab) in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and subsequently her MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology at King’s College London. She is a GBR member of the British Psychological Society and holds her Chartered CIPD Membership.

Before HR, Edleen started her career as an Investment Banker at Lehman Brothers International.