Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Emerson Electric Co.
Sara Yang Bosco was appointed senior vice president, secretary and general counsel for Emerson in May 2016. In this role, she is responsible for Emerson’s legal affairs, as well as providing legal counsel on a wide range of matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, compliance, dispute resolution, and corporate and commercial operational matters. In 2016, she was named to Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive, which helps develop and guide the company’s global business strategies.
Bosco was previously president of Emerson’s Asia-Pacific organization and was responsible for corporate operations and strategic development in the Asia-Pacific region, a role she held since 2008. She began her career at Emerson in 2005 as general counsel for Emerson in Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining Emerson, Bosco had a long history of supporting Emerson as an external legal counsel in her capacity as a partner with the Hong Kong offices of the Baker & McKenzie and Perkins Coie law firms. Admitted to practice law in New York, Bosco has practiced law in New York, Taipei and Hong Kong.
Bosco has more than 30 years of legal experience, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investment and joint ventures. She has been named one of Asia's leading business lawyers in AsiaLaw's past annual surveys. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Bosco served six years on the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, most recently as a member of the executive committee and treasurer. She is also an Emerson representative on the US-China Business Council.
While living in Hong Kong, she served as a visiting professor to the business school of Nanjing University, China, and also served on an advisory group for a program jointly offered by the faculties of business administration and law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as the executive MBA program at Chinese University. She also served as an advisor to the China Europe International Business School based in Shanghai. A U.S. Midwesterner by birth, Bosco speaks and writes Mandarin Chinese.
Bosco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She received her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Bloomington and in 2014 was named to its Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the highest honor bestowed by the university's Maurer School of Law.