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Financial Services Veteran India Gary-Martin Leads Others to the C-Suite

September 2018

Spelman Alumna India Martin GarySpelman alumna India Gary-Martin, C'91, is a 25-year-veteran of financial services and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. An American by birth, she has held a number of global C-Suite roles including expatriate assignments focused on due diligence, governance, mergers and integration in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Some of her work includes: Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust integration, merger due diligence and lender integration as the European CIO at Lehman brothers, RBS/ABN AMRO merger as the head of integration for the historical Asset Protection Scheme with the UK Government, to name a few.

In her final role at JPMorgan, Martin was managing director & global chief operating officer for Investment Banking Technology and Operations where she had multi-billion dollar budgetary management responsibility for 15,000 staff in more than 40 global locations. She is an expert at offshoring, outsourcing and repatriation models.

Taking Leadership Lessons From Spelman to Greater Heights

Martin is a globally recognized leadership expert and coach with a clientele of Fortune 500 and C-Suite executives from around the world. Formerly an adjunct professor of corporate education at Temple University in Japan, she is a well known keynote, panel speaker and TV panelist. She is currently on the coaching faculty at Georgetown University for the Exec Master's in Leadership and is also on the coaching faculty of the New York City Bar Association's Associate Leadership Institute. 

Leveraging her experience as a consumer goods entrepreneur, Martin acts as an adviser to mid-cap companies who are focused on globalization. Coupled with her significant professional experience in each of the major financial markets, and her deep network of contacts to facilitate due diligence, she is adept at building expansion strategies.

Shining Like a Diamond Locally, Nationally and Globally

Martin has been named one of the 50 top businesswomen in Europe, and Top 100 Black executives in the UK. A proponent of the gender pay equity and women on boards, she is the president emeritus of City Women's Network, a professional body for senior women in corporate, third sector and entrepreneurial industries where she spearheaded the "Corporate Board Readiness Program."

A published writer, Martin also speaks fluent French and functional Japanese. She attended Spelman and the London Business School. She is married with three children and resides between London and Washington D.C.

India Gary-Martin Tells Facebook Why She Loves Spelman College

Start of Quote...Spelman's campus is a magical place. It is celebratory. Excellence is a way of being instead of something that you strive for and you feel it . . .tangibly. We are diverse women with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds but we share an excitement for what the future holds, how we will shape it and who each of us will be in it. Whenever you enter the gates, it's like coming home. Seriously. End of Quote

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