Robin Leopold named chief HR-JP Morgan Chase


Leopold will replace John Donnelly, who will be taking over as vice chairman and senior adviser to CEO Jamie Dimon.

Robin Leopold has been appointed as head of HR, at JP Morgan Chase. Till now, she was HR head for the organisation’s corporate and investment bank.

She will replace John Donnelly, who will now take over as vice chairman and senior adviser to the chief executive officer, Jamie Dimon. Donnelly, now 61, has been the CHRO since 2009 and has spent 30 years with JP Morgan Chase. He will continue to work on executive succession, recruitment and coaching.

Leopold, who spent 20 years with the Citigroup, joined JP Morgan in 2010. She started her career with the American Stock Exchange in 1996, after obtaining degrees in psychology and business management from the University of Massachusetts.

In a recent interview, CEO Dimon boasted about his company’s progress in boosting diversity, particularly with African-American and women employees. He talked about how separate groups were set up at JP Morgan, to focus on school recruitment, retention and hiring of ‘more senior African-American talent,’ and highlighted the fact that now “a Black woman runs our retail division … on our trip with us.”

However, as per reports, the reality is that the percentage of Black employees at Dimon’s firm dropped to 13.7 per cent last year, from 15.2 per cent in 2012.

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