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Tia Counts

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Tia Angela Counts

As Chief Diversity Officer for MSCI Inc., Tia combines her financial acumen with expert knowledge of government regulations to align DEI goals across the firm with business outcomes. Prior to her current role, Tia worked for J.P. Morgan in London for nine years, leading DEI efforts for the Asset & Wealth Management business; and developing and driving a strategy for Black talent as Head of Advancing Black Pathways for the Corporate and Investment bank business globally. Formerly, Tia was a senior lawyer in JP Morgan's Legal Department, providing strategic legal counsel to the Corporate & Investment Bank. She held a variety of senior roles as a lawyer and revenue producer specializing in derivatives and has over 20 years' experience in domestic and cross border investment banking, 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. She began her legal career in 1997 as a corporate finance attorney 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 University Law School and her BA in Sociology and Spanish from the University of California at Berkeley. Originally from Los Angeles, she resides in Clapham, South London.