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Charles W. Scharf

Board of Director
American Samoa


Charles Scharf is the chief executive officer at The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Scharf served as chief executive officer and a director of Visa Inc., the world’s largest consumer payment system, from November 2012 to November 2016. Before joining Visa, Scharf was a managing director of One Equity Partners, the private investment arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of Retail Financial Services at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2004 to 2011, and as chief executive officer of the retail division of Bank One Corp. from 2002 to 2004. Scharf also served as chief financial officer of Bank One Corp. from 2000 to 2002, chief financial officer of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank division at Citigroup from 1999 to 2000, and chief financial officer of Salomon Smith Barney and its predecessor company from 1995 to 1999. Scharf joined the Microsoft board of directors in October 2014. He also serves on the board of Visa, and is a member of the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a master of business administration degree from New York University.

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