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Martha Gallo

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Martha is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience at some of the world’s largest and most complex global financial institutions. She is a strategic leader, problem solver and collaborator. Working with her peers, she has driven enterprise-level change to align strategy, governance, and culture with improved business performance. Martha is as effective formulating strategy as she is driving execution. She builds and maintains strong relationships and has demonstrated both comfort and influence in the boardroom.

In her latest role at AIG, Martha served as executive vice president and chief information officer working to formulate business and functional technology strategies that underlie modernization, rationalization, and innovation work underway at the firm. She led a complex transformation of the Business and Information Technology operating model, bringing business and technology partners together to deliver simplification, efficiency, and improved customer experience.

Prior to AIG, Martha spent three decades at JPMorgan Chase in a variety of global roles, including CIO (pre-Chase), chief auditor, and chief compliance officer. She was also the COO for the Credit businesses and the Finance function during times of critical change. Martha played a leadership role in many of the merger and integration efforts that are now part of the JPMorgan Chase operating platform.

At both JPMorgan Chase and AIG, Martha partnered with key board members and regulators around the world. She was often asked to share her views on the alignment of business models, resources, and talent with business strategies. Martha is known for fact-based decision-making and candor.

Martha has a long-standing commitment to the advancement of women and girls and serves as board co-chair of the Women’s Refugee Commission. She believes passionately that women’s contributions play a critical role in business, government, and the broader community. She is also vice chair of the Battery Park City Authority where she is focused on protecting and expanding affordable housing and delivering a resiliency plan that protects Lower Manhattan from storm surge as a result of climate change.

Martha holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.