JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) on Thursday said several executives considered front-runners to one day take over for CEO Jamie Dimon had new or expanded roles.
Jennifer Piepszak, co-head of JPMorgan’s giant consumer bank, will now became co-head of the firm’s commercial and investment bank along with Troy Rohrbaugh, a veteran leader of the bank’s trading operations.
Piepszak’s former partner, Marianne Lake, will transition from consumer banking co-head to being its sole CEO. The business includes some of the country’s largest operations in retail banking, credit cards and small business lending.
The moves should give Piepszak and Lake more experience as the long-running succession race atop the nation’s largest bank drags on. When they were made co-heads of consumer banking in 2021, Piepszak and Lake were considered favorites to eventually succeed Dimon, 67. That year, the bank’s board gave Dimon a special bonus to retain his services for a “significant number of years.”
It wasn’t clear if there is a front-runner for the job after the latest set of changes, or if Dimon intends to leave anytime soon.
The running joke within JPMorgan is that for Dimon, considered the top banker of his generation, retirement is always five years away. Over the years, several of his deputies have moved on to lead other organizations after losing patience that the top job would ever become available.
JPM shares decreased in price 17 cents to $172.80.