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Jamie Dimon is chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity.

Dimon became CEO in January 2006, and was named chairman a year later. Previously, following the company"s merger with Bank One Corp. in 2004, he was the bank"s president and chief operating officer. Dimon was chairman and CEO of Bank One prior to the merger.

Dimon began his career at American Express Co. as assistant to the president from 1982 until 1985. He went on to serve as chief financial officer and then president of Commercial Credit Company, which became Primerica Corp. and then Travelers Group. Dimon served as Travelers" president and chief operating officer from 1990 through 1998 while concurrently serving as chief operating officer of its Smith Barney subsidiary. He became CEO of Smith Barney in January 1996 and then co-chair and co-CEO of the combined brokerage following the 1997 merger of Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers. In 1998, Dimon was named president of Citigroup Inc., formed by the combination of Travelers Group and Citicorp.

A graduate of Tufts University, Dimon holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves on the boards of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Clearing House and the United Negro College Fund. Additionally, he is a member of the Financial Services Forum, Financial Services Roundtable and Council on Foreign Relations.

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Wed, April 11, 2012
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