Thérèse Esperdy

Director since March 2019


Thérèse Esperdy, age 59, is a member of the Audit, Governance & Nominating and Compensation & Human Resources Committees of the Board of Directors. She held various executive roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (“JPMorgan”) from 1997 through 2015, including Global Chairman of Financial Institutions Group, Co-Head of Banking, Asia Pacific, and Head of Global Debt Capital Markets. Prior to her time at JPMorgan, Ms Esperdy started her banking career at Lehman Brothers. Ms Esperdy currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of Imperial Brands PLC (January 2020-present), where she was a Non-Executive Director and then Senior Independent Director (July 2016-December 2019). She also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at National Grid plc (March 2014-present) and is on the board of National Grid USA (May 2015-present).


Ms Esperdy’s extensive experience in global investment banking and financial markets provides her with strategic and financial expertise that is critical to overseeing the Company’s strategies. As a senior executive at JPMorgan, she played key roles in managing JPMorgan’s Asia and capital markets businesses through challenging financial climates. Her experiences and expertise enhance the Board’s ability to oversee the Company’s global operations and effectively manage risk.