NEW YORK, January 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JPMorgan Chase announced today that it has appointed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in a senior advisory capacity to the firm, effective immediately. Mr. Blair will also join the company's International Council. Mr. Blair will advise JPMorgan Chase's CEO and senior management team on a part-time basis - drawing on his immense international experience to provide the firm with strategic advice and insight on global political issues and emerging trends. In addition, Mr. Blair will participate in select events and conferences for the company including senior-level client events and will provide briefings on political trends to the firm's Board of Directors. "We're honored that Tony Blair has chosen to join JPMorgan Chase as a senior advisor to our executive team and Board," said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO. "We operate our business all over the world, and Tony Blair will bring our leaders and clients a unique and invaluable global perspective that is especially critical in turbulent times like these. Our firm will benefit greatly from his knowledge and experience." Mr. Blair added, "It is a great opportunity to be able to contribute to the work of JPMorgan Chase. They are a leading company at the cutting edge of the global economy, with a footprint in virtually every part of the world. I look forward to advising them on how they approach the huge political and economic changes that globalisation brings. I am excited at the prospect of joining Jamie Dimon, for whom I have a lot of respect, and the whole team, adding my own experience to their work and helping them to grow." JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.5 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands. JPMorgan Chase is committed to investing in education, economic opportunity, development and environmental programs that enable people and communities to thrive. Information about the firm is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com.
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