Nana Adae Chair | New York, NY

Nana Adae is a Managing Director and Product Owner in the Advisor Platform Transformation Group at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Prior to moving to this role, Nana was Head of Investments for the Private Bank Chicago Team, managing an investment practice overseeing approximately $16 billion in assets. Nana and her team partnered with families to steward their assets and craft generational legacies. Nana’s impact at the firm also includes being a founding member of the Asset and Wealth Management Black Leadership Forum. The organization started as a grassroots effort to help the firm’s effort to attract, retain, and develop African American talent; and has since grown to a national Business Resource Group providing support to a broad group of members across the firm.

Nana spent 7 years on active duty in the US Navy after graduating from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and English. During her time as a Cryptologic Officer, Nana served in Japan as well as in the Balkan and Mediterranean theaters as a Communications Evaluator onboard the EP-3 aircraft; earning the Navy Achievement Medal, The Navy Commendation Medal, and the Air Medal.

After leaving the Navy, Nana earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. She lives in New York and also serves on the Board of the Rebuild Foundation, which focuses on art, cultural development and neighborhood transformation on the South Side of Chicago.