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Eileen Cohen Senior Counselor

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Eileen Cohen is a Senior Counselor at Abernathy MacGregor focusing on corporate governance issues on behalf of the firm’s clients.  She recently retired as Managing Director for JP Morgan Asset Management, a position she held since 2001. At JP Morgan she was Chair of the North America Governance Committee and leading the firm’s corporate engagement activities. Eileen was also a Senior Client Portfolio Manager and a proven expert in investment consulting, portfolio management and financial communications. Prior to her position at JP Morgan, Ms. Cohen was a partner at Invesco, formerly Chancellor Capital where she held various roles including Portfolio Manager, Head of Asset Allocation and Head of Client Services. In her earlier professional career, she was a partner at Buck Consulting, an actuarial and investment consulting firm and held manufacturing and finance positions at International Paper Co.

Additionally, Ms. Cohen served as a mentor in the Executive On Campus program at Baruch College, where she received the Alumni Allegiance Award. She is Chairman of the board of The National Grid Foundation, and was a past member of the advisory council of SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board). She also served as a member of the EEI ESG/Sustainability Investor Group. Ms. Cohen is currently a Senior Fellow of the ESG Center of the Conference Board.

Ms. Cohen has authored numerous articles on investing and is a sought-after speaker on Environmental, Social and Governance issues. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of corporate governance for undergraduate students at Baruch College in addition to being a guest lecturer and course leader at the graduate level. She is currently teaching a class entitled Governance and Ethics at NYU School for Professional Studies.  She was selected for inclusion in the 2017 NACD Directorship 100.


  • FINRA licensed Series 7, 63


  • Baruch College, MBA, Economics/Finance
  • Queens College CUNY, B.A., Economics

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The National Grid Foundation, Chairman of the Board
  • The Conference Board Governance Center, Senior Fellow
  • Baruch College, Adjunct Professor of corporate governance and mentor in the Executive on Campus program
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, former member of advisory council
  • EEI ESG/Sustainability Investor Group, member

News, Publications and Achievements

  • 2017 NACD Directorship 100
  • Baruch College, Alumni Allegiance Award

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