JPMorgan has re-hired a senior banker to lead its director advisory services unit in Europe, a division that helps source directors for boards and provides advice to executives grappling with big picture challenges.
Louise Bennetts has joined the US investment bank as head of directory services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to an internal memo seen by Financial News. She previously spent over six years at JPMorgan and has also worked at lawyers Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.
Bennetts has been tasked with expanding the division in Emea, the memo from its co-heads of investment banking in the region, Conor Hillery and Dorothee Blessings and Donal Quigley, Emea head of corporate finance, said. JPMorgan launched its director advisory services unit in the US five years ago, and it helps source more diverse talent for boards as tackle issues affecting companies including ESG, cybersecurity and the threats of activist investors.
“Louise will be responsible for expanding Directory Advisory Services in the region, helping our EMEA clients develop and broaden the talent on their boards, overseeing the growth of our referral network and developing our content and events for board directors,” the memo said.
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