Lester J. Owens

Managing Director at J.P. Morgan responsible for Wholesale Banking Operations across 25 locations. He manages a global staff of approximately 6,000 employees worldwide and his primary responsibility is managing one of the largest payment operations globally.

Prior to joining JPMorgan in 2007, Mr. Owens worked for Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director responsible for Transaction Banking Operations as well as serving on the Executive Committee for the Global Transaction Bank. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Owens was the Site Director at Citibank in Delaware which included Nationwide Receivables, Check Clearing and Customer Investigations. Prior to Citibank, Mr. Owens worked for Bankers Trust and Chemical Bank.

Mr. Owens holds a B.A from Long Island University, an Executive M.B.A from Farleigh Dickinson University, and he also attended the Harvard University Executive Management program.

Mr. Owens is the Chair for the PayCo Board of The Clearing House Payments Company as well as a member of the Brooklyn Diocese Advisory Board “Futures in Education Foundation”. He was recently appointed to the Board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and formally was a Board Member for Long Island University.

He resides in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

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