Sekou Kaalund is a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Northeast Divisional Director for the consumer Bank. In his role as Divisional Director, Kaalund oversees all Branch teams in the Northeast, covering five regions with over 7,000 associates and advisors. As the Division Director, he defines frameworks for the banking teams, drives transformative initiatives and is responsible for developing strategies to drive growth and enhance client experience.
Prior this role, Kaalund was the Head of Advancing Black Pathways, a JPMorgan Chase program created to help Black individuals, families and businesses achieve sustained economic success. Kaalund also served 11 years in numerous leadership positions within J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank —including as Head of U.S. Pension Fund Coverage and as a senior relationship manager for some of the firm’s largest clients. He joined J.P. Morgan in 2007 as Managing Director and Global Head
of Sales for Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Services. Kaalund previously held leadership roles at Citi and served as a Commission Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Kaalund currently serves on the board of INROADS and the Public Policy and International Affairs Program and has previously served as a trustee for Duke University’s School of Public Policy, New York City Parks Foundation, and the Council of Urban Professionals. His civic contribution and corporate success have been recognized in several organizations – including in Ebony Magazine’s 2020 Power 100 list for the “Titans of Industry” category and Face2Face Africa’s 2019 “30 Black Stars List.” Kaalund has been featured in numerous publications for his work, including BBC, Forbes, NBC, CNBC, Black Enterprise, Essence, and more.
Kaalund earned a Master’s of Public Policy from Duke University and Bachelor’s from Hampden-Sydney College.