Bonnie Wongtrakool has been appointed CEO of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, following the resignation of Jennifer Murphy, former president and chief executive officer, who will resign from those positions as well as the company’s board to pursue a new venture.
Wongtrakool joined Western Asset in 2003 and has over 22 years of investment industry experience. She will continue to serve in her current roles as global head of ESG Investments and portfolio manager of Western Asset Management Company, LLC, the company’s manager.
Wongtrakool is also a member of Western Asset’s US Broad Strategy and Global Product Development Committees, and chairs Western Asset’s ESG Strategic Steering Committee.
Previously, she was a member of Western Asset’s Mortgage and Consumer Credit team for 14 years, first as a research analyst and then as a portfolio manager managing Western Asset’s dedicated mortgage funds.
She has broad experience across the financial services industry, having also worked in strategy consulting at Mercer Management Consulting, private equity at Orion Partners, and investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard College and subsequently received a law degree from Harvard Law School. She is also a CFA charterholder.