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Tia Counts

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Tia Angela Counts

Global CIB and EMEA Head of Advancing Black Leaders, JPMorgan Chase & Co. London, England

Tia Counts is the Global Corporate & Investment Bank and EMEA Head of Advancing Black Leaders (ABL) for JP Morgan, responsible for leading and driving the ABL strategy to deliver an increased level of focus to attract, develop, retain and advance top black talent at all levels of the organisation. A senior leader in the region, Tia also contributes to advancing the broader diversity and inclusion agenda at JP Morgan, ensuring that critical initiatives are aligned with the overall talent management and diversity strategies of the firm.

Prior to her current role, Tia was a senior lawyer in JP Morgan’s Legal Department, providing strategic legal counsel to the Corporate & Investment Bank. Tia has over 20 years’ experience specialising in domestic and cross border investment banking both as a lawyer and revenue producer having worked as a cross asset-class structurer of financial products.

Tia joined JP Morgan in 2012 from Morgan Stanley where she held a variety of senior roles in London and New York. Tia began her legal career in Clifford Chance’s New York office where she worked in the Derivatives and Debt Capital Markets team, with a focus on Latin America.

Tia received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Passionate about art, culture and community, Tia serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Camden Arts Centre in London.

She lives in South London, with her husband and two children.