CSFB poaches Wei Christianson

John Mack''s influence is starting to be felt as CSFB hire one of Morgan Stanley''s most high profile China bankers.

CSFB has hired Wei Christianson to be a managing director of the firm's China investment banking division. The high profile move comes right from the top of the SwissUS firm. According to sources close to the move, John Mack, CEO of CSFB held Christianson in extremely high regard during his time as CEO of Morgan Stanley. It is understood he personally led efforts to persuade her to leave Morgan and join him at CSFB.

Christianson was promoted to principal at Morgan Stanley in December 2001, but this was not enough to persuade her to stay. During her time at Morgan she was intimately involved in stellar successes including most recently China Unicom's IPO...

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