2021 Honorees

Nadja Bellan-White

Global Chief Marketing Officer
VICE Media
Nadja Bellan White has joined VICE Media Group’s executive leadership team in the role of Global Chief Marketing Officer in October 2020. Bellan-White is the first to assume the newly-created global position, uniting VICE Media Group’s portfolio and teams across marketing, branding and communications internationally under one pillar.
Bellan-White came to VICE Media Group with over two decades of global experience in marketing, communications and digital transformation across the U.S, EMEA, LatAm and APAC markets. She was most recently Executive Partner for Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide where she was responsible for leading the brand transformation for Dove at Unilever. She also led brand work for American Express, LG Electronics, IKEA North America, Coca-Cola, Siemens, and Safaricom/Vodafone. In 2014 she was promoted to CEO of Ogilvy Africa in Nairobi, Kenya where she managed its business across the continent. A champion of diversity and inclusion in the media industry, Bellan-White helped develop Ogilvy/WPP Roots, an organisation dedicated to driving cultural diversity and inclusion across Europe.

Lisa Opoku

Global Chief Operating Officer, Engineering Division
Goldman Sachs
Lisa is global chief operating officer for the Engineering Division and the firm’s global strategists. In this role, she has oversight for the technology management and finance functions. Lisa serves on the Engineering Division Executive Leadership Group, Firmwide Technology Risk Committee. She is also co-chair of the Americas Inclusion and Diversity Committee and is sponsor of the Firmwide Black Network and a member of the Goldman Sachs Women’s Network. Lisa is a member of the Board of Advisors of Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ $500 million commitment to invest in companies and investment managers with diverse leadership.
Lisa was chief operating officer for the Securities Division in Asia Pacific from 2009 to 2015. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as an attorney in the Legal Division, and was hired in 2005 to become the chief operating officer for the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Bank Loan Syndications and Trading businesses in New York and London. Lisa was named managing director in 2006 and partner in 2012.
Prior to joining the firm, Lisa was a corporate attorney in the law firm of Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe, where she was elected to partner in 2004.
Lisa is actively involved in the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.
Lisa earned a BA in Sociology, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1993 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 1996.

Jennifer Piepszak

Chief Financial Officer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jennifer Piepszak is the Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. As CFO, Piepszak is responsible for a number of areas, including Finance and Business Management, the Chief Investment Office and the Chief Administrative Office.
Piepszak has been with JPMorgan Chase for more than 27 years, including seven in the firm’s Consumer & Community Banking division. Prior to being named CFO in 2019, she was CEO of Card Services, the number one credit card issuer in the United States based on sales volume and loans outstanding, inclusive of Chase’s consumer and small business card businesses. Prior to this, Piepszak was CEO of Business Banking, which serves 2.5 million U.S. small businesses, and prior to that was Chief Financial Officer for Mortgage Banking.
During Piepszak’s first 17 years at the firm, she held progressively responsible roles in the Corporate & Investment Bank serving as Controller for Global Equities and Prime Services, CFO and Controller for the Proprietary Positioning Business and Principal Investments Management, and CFO for the Investment Bank Credit Portfolio as well as several Fixed Income markets businesses.
Piepszak holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University and is on the United Way of New York City’s board of directors. Piepszak and her husband have three children and live in New Jersey.