Derby Ozioma Chukwudi has been an Award winning Toastmaster since 2020 when she first started competing at the International Speech contest. She is an Investment Communications Strategist within the Global Investment Strategy Group at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Before this role, she worked at the New Jersey Private Bank alongside a team responsible for advising ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families, and foundations on various wealth management matters, including asset allocation and investment portfolio construction, lending, and wealth transfer planning. Derby joined J.P. Morgan in 2018 as a Summer Analyst and returned full-time in 2019 after graduating with her undergraduate degrees. Derby graduated cum laude from Berea College with a BSc. Degree in Business Administration and B.A. degree in Economics.
Outside of work, Financial Education is important to Derby; she constantly provides young adults with awareness on the topic. She serves as a mentor with the Young Women in Finance Program, UK. When she is not working, you can find her volunteering, mentoring young adults, and participating in pageant competitions as a contestant, judge, or coach, fashion shows, and photoshoots for different brands.
Derby has been featured on The Obani Show podcast, the Millenial podcast, and the Financially Naked podcast. In 2020, she won 1st place in the NYC Women Activism Writing Contest. In 2018, she was a Forbes Under 30 Scholar and received several scholarships and awards throughout her undergraduate experience for community development, leadership, and academic excellence. She serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Scholars In Our Society And Africa (S.O.S.A), which promotes educational equity in West Africa. Derby is passionate about advocating for financial literacy among young people to prepare them for a future of financial freedom and choices.