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Roy Salamé

Board Member, Investor & Entrepreneur

New York, NY, USA

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Roy Salamé’s Biography

Roy Salamé was most recently Managing Director, Head of Global Investment Opportunities Group at JP Morgan Private Bank. The Global Investment Opportunities Group advises some of the JP Morgan’s most sophisticated clients, including ultra-high-net worth individuals and family offices, on opportunistic investment ideas and provides select clients with access to the firm’s investment resources.

As MD and Head of GIO, Roy was responsible for managing over 100 investment and credit professionals covering over 1,000 clients from five global offices. His previous position with the firm was Vice Chairman of Global Commodities, a post he held from 2008-2016. In this role, Roy was responsible for senior commodities client relationships. Prior to his tenure with JP Morgan, Roy spent nearly 14 years at Goldman Sachs.

Roy’s philanthropic and advisory work is expansive, including support for community organizations and education, as well the arts and sciences. He currently serves on the board of Cultural Vistas, a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. Roy is a strong supporter of The Global Fund for Children and Part of The Solution, both of which focus on helping underprivileged children and individuals build a strong foundation for themselves and ultimately attain their educational and life goals. He also supports the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science in Greenwich, Connecticut.

His expertise in the energy sector led him to be invited to join the Energy Advisory Committee of the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, and serves on the board of B*Cured, where he was previously Vice Chairman. B*cured is an organization that raises funds for brain cancer awareness and research grants.

Roy is a proud alumnus of George Washington University, where he earned an MBA in Finance and Investment and BA in Economics. He has continued to support his alma mater through numerous initiatives.

Roy Salamé’s Newsfeed

Cultural Vistas Names Two New Members to Board of Directors

Cultural Vistas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has facilitated skill-building international exchange programs since 1963, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rekha Grennan and Roy J. Salamé to its Board of Directors, effective on May 15, 2020. The duo’s addition to its Board of Directors, increases the size of Cultural Vistas’ Board to its maximum of 20 members. “We are thrilled to have such accomplished and passionate leaders who believe in our mission, such as Rekha and Roy, join our Board at this critical juncture in the organization’s history,” said Cultural Vistas Board Chair Jeffrey Reinke. 

US-based Digital Asset Brokerage Firm BitOoda Acquires $7 Million via Seed Round

Roy Salame, former managing director and head of global investment opportunities group at JPMorgan, and Calvin Schlenker, former senior management professional at British Petroleum, also took part in BitOoda’s seed round. According to the release, the company intends to develop and introduce two main products: a financial swap or the BitOoda Difficulty and a physical hashpower contract, the BitOoda Hash.

Roy Salamé’s Background

J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Fmr. Managing Director, Head of Global Investment Opportunities Group (Ret.)
May 2016 - Jun 2019
New York, NY, USA
For more than 200 years, J.P. Morgan Private Bank has been working with entrepreneurs and industry leaders and their families to help them achieve their financial goals. The group includes strategists and investors connected to a global network of 13,000 specialists.
J.P. Morgan
Vice Chairman - Global Commodities
Oct 2008 - May 2016
New York, NY, USA
J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in over 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available.
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Current Board Positions

Cultural Vistas
Board of Directors
Jun 2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Founded in 1963, Cultural Vistas develops international experiential learning opportunities that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens. Their programs empower people to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.
International House
Board of Trustees
Mar 2020 - Present
Charlotte, NC, USA
International House is Charlotte's front door to the world, promoting international understanding while enriching lives throughout their community. The nonprofit organization has four primary focus areas: Education; Immigration Law; Cultural Enrichment; Citizen Diplomacy.
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Philanthropy

The Global Fund for Children
Supporter
Washington, DC, USA
The Global Fund for Children finds and invests in small, locally led organizations that transform the lives of the world's most vulnerable children.
Part Of The Solution (POTS)
Supporter
New York, NY, USA
A 'One-Stop Shop' helping low-income individuals and families move from crisis to stability, and ultimately self-sufficiency.

Media

Investing in Commodities with Roy Salame
Interview
Sep 2020
Roy Salamé, former Head of the Global Investment Opportunities Group at JP Morgan Private Bank, joins the HC Insider Podcast to discuss investing in commodities. With COVID, Energy Transition and host of new commodities becoming ever more relevant, Roy also discusses what the future might hold for investors in the sector.

Charitable Interests

The George Washington University
Supporter
Jan 1990 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
Chartered in 1821, The George Washington University is a private research university in Washington, D.C.
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science
Supporter
Greenwich, CT, USA
The Bruce Museum is a museum in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut with both art and natural history exhibition space. The museum hosts changing exhibitions of art, photography, natural history, and science.
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Roy Salamé’s Education

George Washington University
MBA | Finance and Investment