Eileen R. Cohen

Senior Counselor H/Advisors Abernathy ESG Center Felllow The Conference Board

Eileen R. Cohen True
Eileen R. Cohen

Eileen R. Cohen

Senior Counselor, H/Advisors Abernathy
ESG Center Felllow, The Conference Board

Eileen Cohen is a Senior Counselor at H/Advisors Abernathy focusing on corporate governance issues on behalf of the firm’s clients. She 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 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. 

Ms. Cohen 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.

She has also been an Adjunct Professor of corporate  governance at NYU and for undergraduate students at Baruch College in addition to being a guest lecturer and course leader at the graduate level. She was selected for inclusion in the 2017 NACD Directorship 100.

Ms. Cohen completed her BA in economics at Queens College and  continued on to Baruch to earn an MBA in finance and economics.