2007 Power List: Jason Wright, SVP, comms and public affairs, Merrill Lynch

Wright took the reigns at Merrill Lynch from the well-known Paul Critchlow and reports to CEO Stan O'Neal. The subprime mortgage crunch puts Merrill in the spotlight, as the firm announced it would post a big Q3 loss owing to the related writedowns. It is Wright who is responsible for maintaining Merrill's reputation amid such events. The New York Times recently reported that Wright is a Barack Obama fundraiser, with a seat on his national finance committee. He has also served as co-chairman of the board of the Museum for African Art, and is a trustee of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in