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Jamie Dimon is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. Dimon became chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2007, following his appointment as CEO on January 1, 2006. He also assumed the title of president upon the company’s merger with Bank One Corporation on July 1, 2004.
Mr. Dimon began his professional career at American Express Company, serving as assistant to the president from 1982 until 1985. He then became a member of the team that launched and defined the strategy for Commercial Credit Company in October 1986, when the consumer lending company was spun off from Control Data Corporation. He served as chief financial officer and an executive vice president, and then president. In 1987, the company acquired and changed its name to Primerica Corporation, which in 1993 acquired The Travelers Corporation and was renamed Travelers Group.
At Travelers, Mr. Dimon was president and chief operating officer for seven years. He was named chairman and chief executive officer of its Smith Barney Inc. subsidiary in January 1996, having previously been the firm’s chief operating and chief administrative officer. In November 1997, with the merger of Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers, he became co-chairman and co-CEO of the combined firm.
In 1998, he was named president of Citigroup Inc., the global financial services company formed by the combination of Travelers Group and Citicorp in 1998. In addition, he served as chairman and co-chief executive officer of Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc., the investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary.
In 2000 Mr. Dimon was named chairman and CEO of Bank One, where he was for four years.
A summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University, Mr. Dimon holds an MBA degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Baker Scholar.