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Deborah Yang

Deborah is currently the CEO of a wealth tech start up in the sustainable investing AI space.  She is also an Advisor for Spark Change and Long Ridge Equity Partners.

As a seasoned veteran of the financial services industry with 18 years working across three continents at MSCI.  Most recently she has served as the Global Head of ESG Index, and is regarded as one of the industry’s leading experts in sustainable investing.  

Deborah has a strong track record of success building some key growth franchises, for example, ESG indexes was one of the fastest growth segments at MSCI.  In addition, she has built substantial teams and businesses as the Head of Index for EMEA (based in Paris) and Head of Asia ex Japan, Client Coverage (based in Hong Kong).

Deborah, a graduate of Harvard Business School, is widely recognized for her leadership by the industry, and was named Financial News 100 Most Influential Women in European finance 6 consecutive years (2013-2018).  She is a frequent speaker at industry events including at the United Nations, the Chinese embassy of Sweden, and Bloomberg Live events.  She has received extensive coverage including the Financial Times, Financial News, and CNBC.  She is currently the Co-President of Women in ETFs (WE) EMEA.