Board of Directors

Lester J. Owens

Lester J. Owens

Lester J. Owens

Lester J. Owens is a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan responsible for Wholesale Banking Operations across 50+ sites. He manages a global staff of approximately 7,000 employees worldwide and his primary responsibility is managing one of the largest Payment Operations globally.

Prior to joining JPMorgan in 2008, 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, Owens was the Site Director at Citibank in Delaware which included Nationwide Receivables, Check Clearing and Customer Investigations. Prior to Citibank, Owens worked for Bankers Trust and Chemical Bank.

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

Owens is a Board Member of the RWJ Barnabas Health in New Jersey.