Mercedes Fernandez EliasPartner and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment ManagementSpeaker
Mercedes is a Partner and Investment Committee member for the Morgan Stanley Secondaries team. She has 17 years of industry experience. Prior to her current role, Mercedes headed the MS Private Equity Solutions investment platform in Europe, working across secondaries, primaries and co-investments. Previously, Mercedes was on the investment team at MCH Private Equity, where she was responsible for screening, analyzing and monitoring private equity investments. Mercedes started her career as a management consultant at KPMG, advising private equity funds and corporations on strategy, M&A and operational issues. Mercedes received a B.S. and MSc. with highest honors in industrial engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and an M.B.A. with honors in finance and management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mercedes was named to the Wall Street Journal - Private Equity's 2023 Women to Watch List.