India Gary-Martin | Principal, Leadership For Life

India MartinIndia Gary-Martin is a 25-year veteran of financial services and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She has held several global C-Suite roles including expatriate assignments in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Hong Kong. In her final role at JPMorgan, India was Managing Director & Global Chief Operating Officer for Investment Banking Technology and Operations where she had multi-billion-dollar budgetary management responsibility for 15,000 staff in more than 40 global locations.

India is a globally recognized leadership expert and coach with a clientele of Fortune 100 and C- Suite executives from around the world. Formerly an adjunct professor of Corporate Education at Temple University in Japan, she is a well-known keynote and panel speaker. India is on the coaching faculty at Georgetown University for the Exec Master’s in Leadership program and is also on the coaching faculty of the New York City Bar Association’s Leadership Institute.

India was recently named the National Association Of Female Executives 2019/2020 Entrepreneur of The Year.

During her time in Europe, India was named one of the 50 top businesswomen in Europe and Top 100 Black executives in the UK. India is the President Emeritus of City Women’s Network, a professional body for senior women in corporate, third sector and entrepreneurial industries where she spearheaded and developed the methodology for the “Corporate Board Readiness Program”. For this work, she has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Marketing Week, Computer Weekly and Harpers Bazaar.

India is also a gender and race equity practitioner working with corporations and government institutions. Stakeholder, transition, positioning, succession and promotion management are central to her toolkit. She is an expert strategist advising leaders to develop operating frameworks, build higher performing teams and organizational transformation.

India is a published writer, speaks fluent French and functional Japanese. She attended Spelman College and London Business school.