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Saba Zahid

Lecturer; Head of Operational Risk, Information Security, and Investment Risk, Morgan Stanley

Saba Zahid is the Head of Operational Risk, Information Security and Investment Risk for the Wealth Management Advisory business at Morgan Stanley. She partners closely with the Advisory business and platform teams as well as Wealth Management Risk and Firm Operational Risk teams to establish best practice in proactive risk mitigation.

Zahid is an experienced risk professional, with over 14 years of experience leading successful risk framework design, governance supervision programs, and implementation in financial services. She has extensive experience in working across First and Second Line of Defense roles. She has held multiple roles at Morgan Stanley spanning across the Wealth Management business, Enterprise Risk, Legal & Compliance as well as Information & Cyber Security.

Zahid also worked at BNY Mellon as an Information Risk Officer in the Corporate Trust Division building out an information security framework in compliance with NIST regulations.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Enterprise Risk Management from New York University and an undergraduate degree in Finance & Economics with a double minor in Business Communications and Clinical Psychology from Baruch College in New York.


  • B.S., Baruch College in New York
  • M.S., New York University