As a single mother with a British accent who loves numbers, Marianne Lake bears little resemblance to Jamie Dimon, the longtime chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, known for his bravado, quips and occasional profanity-laced outbursts.
Yet Lake has emerged as a front-runner to replace Dimon when he eventually retires, Reuters interviews with more than a dozen current and former executives show.
Reuters reports that over her nearly six years as JPMorgan’s chief financial officer Lake, 49, has taken on more and more responsibilities effectively becoming Dimon’s understudy. She helps develop strategies for each of the bank’s business units and oversees matters ranging from its annual stress test to employee cafeterias.
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