Joan Amble

Joan Amble

Title: Co-Founder, W.O.M.E.N in America and Board Director, Spire Global, BuzzFeed, Zurich Insurance Group, and Booz Allen Hamilton

Joan Amble has substantial financial industry experience. She started her professional career as an accountant with Ernst & Ernst (currently Ernst & Young) in 1977. From 1984-1989 Ms. Amble served at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), specializing in pensions, derivatives, and other financial instruments. She then spent 14 years with the General Electric Company (GE) in various leadership roles, including CFO GE Real Estate, COO and CFO GE Capital Markets, and as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for GE Financial Services (1989-2003). From 2004-May 2011, Ms. Amble served as Executive Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer for the American Express Company (Amex) and, until the end of 2011, as Executive Vice President of Finance for Amex.

In December 2011, Ms. Amble completed a four-year term as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC). She completed two three-year terms as a member of the Standing Advisory Group (SAG) for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) from 2015-2020. From 2006 to 2008, she was a member of the Board and chaired the Audit Committee of XM Satellite Radio and following the merger of XM Satellite Radio with Sirius Satellite Radio, she was a member of the Board of Sirius XM Satellite Radio and chaired its Audit Committee until 2021. She served as an independent advisor to the Audit/Control and Risk Committees of the U.S. affiliate of Société Générale, S.A. from 2016 to June 30, 2022.

She has been a member of the Board for the Zurich Insurance Group Ltd since April 2015; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.’s Board of Directors since 2012, and the BuzzFeed Board of Directors Audit Chair since 2021.

Joan speaks at Director events on Corporate Governance, Excellence in the Board Room and the Audit Committee and Corporate Culture. Joan, passionate about helping women develop professionally, also speaks at business and other women’s forums and co-founded and is Chair Emeritus of W.O.M.E.N in America (




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