Senior Counselor, Abernathy MacGregor
ESG Center Fellow
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 serves 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 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.