JPMorgan just named its top cyber executive to run tech for retail banking as it steps up its focus on security (JPM)


FILE PHOTO: Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. on May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

  • JPMorgan Chase named Rohan Amin, previously the firm’s global chief information security officer, the chief information officer of its consumer and community banking division.
  • Jason Witty, who previously served as US Bancorp’s CISO, has been named JPMorgan’s global CISO and head of cybersecurity and technology controls. 
  • Amin replaced Saul Van Beurden, who left the bank earlier this year for Wells Fargo, where he now serves as its head of technology.

JPMorgan Chase has promoted its top cyber security executive to lead technology for its retail banking division,  Business Insider has learned. 

Rohan Amin was named chief information officer of consumer and community banking (CCB) at JPMorgan Chase in recent months, according to an internal memo seen by Business Insider. Amin had previously served as the global chief information security officer and chief technology controls officer. 

In his new role, he’ll oversee the technology for a client base of over 61 million households and four million small businesses managed by 135,000 employees. The move indicates the increasing focus and importance banks have put on cyber security in recent years, particularly when it comes to handling Main Street money. 

Amin reports to Gordon Smith, JPMorgan Chase’s co-president and chief operating officer and CEO of CCB, and Lori Beer, the bank’s global chief information office. 

Amin moves to the retail side of the bank after serving as its global chief information security officer for the past four years, overseeing cyber across all the banks businesses. Prior to joining JPMorgan in 2014, Rohan was at aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin, where he served as the director of global cyber and security solutions. 

Jason WittyJason Witty, who recently served as US Bancorp’s CISO, has filled the role of global CISO left open by Amin’s promotion, according to a second internal memo seen by Business Insider. Witty is also JPMorgan’s head of cybersecurity and technology controls, and reports to Beer.

Amin filled the role previously held by Saul Van Beurden, who left the bank in early January to join Wells Fargo, where was named head of technology. 

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