Leading Women, a CNN television series that connects its viewers to extraordinary women at the top of their chosen fields, is sponsored by OMEGA Ladymatic. The Ladymatic collection is distinguished by its bold, statement-making design and a mechanical movement widely considered to be among the best in the world. Every month, two influential women are featured. In October, OMEGA and CNN are first introducing Jennifer Taylor, COO Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the Asia Pacific.
Jennifer Taylor : COO Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Asia Pacific
Taylor is responsible for developing and implementing operating plans across the firm's business with a particular emphasis on strategic planning and execution, governance and controls, and infrastructure efficiency.
She joined Merrill Lynch in February 1997 in London, where she was responsible for the legal coverage of structured finance transactions. She moved to Australia to become General Counsel of Merrill Lynch Australia in November 2000. She was then appointed as General Counsel for the Private Client business in APR in April 2002 and became General Counsel for all Merrill Lynch businesses in the Asia Pacific region in June 2003. She took on the additional role of Chief Administrative Officer in 2006 and was appointed Chief Operating Office in November 2007.
Taylor read law at Trinity College, Dublin and holds an LL.B. degree. She is an English qualified solicitor and did her training with the law firm Freshfields in London.
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