Christopher Harland is a Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in New York. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Mr. Harland spent 32 years at Morgan Stanley. From 2008 to March 2015, Mr. Harland served as Chairman and Regional Head of Morgan Stanley Latin America and was also a member of the Management Committee and International Operating Committee. Under his leadership, Morgan Stanley significantly expanded the scope of its operations in Brazil and Mexico and opened new offices in Peru, Colombia and Chile. Before assuming responsibility for Latin America, Mr. Harland was Global Head of the Media and Communications Investment Banking Group from 1996 to 2007. In this capacity he advised many of the leading media and communications companies on a variety of acquisitions, divestitures and corporate financings. He is a trustee of the New York Studio School, a director of Round Hill Developments and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Harland graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1979, attended Oxford University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.