Dr. Jacob A. Frenkel is Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Group of Thirty (“G-30”) which is a private, nonprofit, consultative group on International Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Dr. Frenkel served from 2001 to 2011 as Chairman and CEO of the G-30, from 2004 to 2009 as Vice Chairman of American International Group, Inc., and from 2000 to 2004 as Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, as well as Chairman of Merrill Lynch’s Sovereign Advisory and Global Financial Institutions Groups. Between 1991 and 2000 he served two terms as the Governor of the Bank of Israel. He was previously the Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund (1987-1991), and was on the faculty of the University of Chicago (1973-1987).
Dr. Frenkel serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (1995-1996), as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1999-2000), and as Governor of the IMF and Alternate Governor of the World Bank for Israel (1991-2000).
Dr. Frenkel is the author of numerous books and articles on International Economics and Macro-Economics, and is the recipient of several Honorary Doctoral degrees and other decorations and awards. He holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.