Banco J.P. Morgan S.A.
As CEO of one of the most respected US banks in Brazil, and the first one to be granted the seal ‘Empresa Amiga da Diversidade’ (Diversity Friendly Company), José is aware of the influence he can have. He leads by example as the Executive Sponsor of J.P. Morgan’s LGBT+ network since its inception 6 years ago. J.P. Morgan was the first bank in Brazil to launch an LGBT+ network, and José participates in the majority of their activities and sponsors a number of projects to increase diversity in the workplace. José has spoken annually at the Out & Equal Forum Brazil since 2016, and was the first non-US C level executive to deliver a plenary at the 2017 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Philadelphia. José also championed a public statement that called on all of Brazil’s presidential candidates to come out in support of LGBT+ inclusion, resulting in signatures from 35 companies and NGO’s employing more than 110,000 people in Brazil. José has supported both Itaú, the largest bank in Latin America, and B3, the Brazilian Exchange, with the launch of their LGBT+ networks. These actions leveraged the creation of an LGBT+ Financial Markets Group, co-founded by J.P Morgan and championed by José, which comprises 12 leading financial institutions.