MSCI has appointed Tia Counts as chief diversity officer, effective May 17. In this newly created role, Counts will be responsible for aligning the firm’s diversity, equality and inclusion goals with business outcomes.
Based in London, she will report to Scott Crum, chief human resources officer.
Counts has an extensive background in diversity and inclusion within the financial services industry. She previously served as global head of diversity and inclusion for JP Morgan’s asset & wealth management business, and the global corporate & investment bank and EMEA head of advancing black pathways. In addition, Counts held a variety of senior roles at Morgan Stanley in New York and London. She began her career as a lawyer at Clifford Chance in New York.
Counts currently serves as a trustee on the board of directors at the Camden Art Centre in London. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.