Jeanique Riche-Druses is the Executive Director/Sr. Program Officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global leader in corporate philanthropy with more than $200 million invested in communities annually. In her role, she is responsible for the firm’s Small Business and Financial Capability philanthropic strategy for the New York Tri-State area. She joined the firm in September 2016.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., Jeanique was the Assistant Director of Resident Business Development in the Office of Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability at the New York City Housing Authority. There she designed and launched the Business Development Unit, providing access to business building services to over six-hundred thousand persons. In addition to overseeing the unit, Jeanique partnered with other city agencies and non-profit organizations to develop business programming, tailored to the specific needs of low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs.
Jeanique has also held management positions in Operations, Strategic Marketing, Finance, and Business Development at Verizon, Mercedes Benz, and American Express and taught Entrepreneurship and Marketing in the City University of New York system before launching The EIgnite Group.
A Wharton Business School Graduate, with a dual degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management, she also holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her prior board service includes the Leadership Board of the Council of Urban Professionals and Community2Community, Inc.