James Gorman is there too! While his reception was a bit less lively than Dimon’s, which included employees waiting on a 2 hour line to get an autograph and a picture with the JPMorgan CEO who they were said to have treated like a “pop idol,” Gorman ought to still get credit for being there. While some of his staff apparently feel differently, it appears as though they could have been easily swayed by some free pizza.
“Gorman flew to Tokyo a day after Dimon to meet the 1500 employees at MS over here.
His Town Hall Session started at 11:45am and ended by 12. Five minutes into the session, he opened it up for Q&A, and not a single employee asked a question. The CEO of MS Japan was visibly embarrassed and stuttered “somebody please ask a question…there’s got to be at least one question out there” and a few management committee members asked rhetorical questions and it was over. He didn’t walk the halls like Jamie and he didn’t bring boxes of pizza like Jamie. He flew out just an hour ago…not sure why he came.”