Speaker

Ms. Linda Zukauckas

Linda Zukauckas has been EVP & Corporate Controller of American Express since 2011. She has broad responsibilities across Finance, leading all accounting and reporting processes globally, in addition to Global Tax. Her team encompasses more than 1,500 employees in over 35 countries. Zukauckas is a member of American Express’s Global Management Team and she sits on several leadership committees within the Company. She is the executive sponsor of the Company’s Executive Women’s Interest Network and is also a member of the Board of Directors of American Express Global Business Travel, a 50/50 JV between American Express and third-party investors.

 

Prior to joining American Express, Zukauckas held various senior leadership roles at Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Inc), including Managing Director of Corporate Strategy at Ally Financial, where she had responsibility for bank strategy matters, including M&A. Previously she was Chief Financial Officer of North America Auto Finance, Ally Financial’s largest business segment. Zukauckas also spent three years as a member of the Board of Directors of GMAC ResCap, a Top 10 Mortgage Originator in the US in 2010. Her other experience at Ally included Group Vice President Finance, where she led Finance transformation and shared services; she previously led GMAC’s global controllership and internal audit functions. 

 

Prior to joining GMAC, Zukauckas held senior leadership roles at Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust, in both New York and in the Asia Region, during which time she was based in Singapore. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

Zukauckas is active in the finance profession. She is a Past President of Financial Executives International’s (FEI) New York City Chapter and, together with other Fortune 100 Controllers, is a member of FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting (CCR). Zukauckas is also a member of the Board of Directors of FEI (at the National level). Zukauckas is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) degree from Texas Tech University. Zukauckas and her husband James reside in New York City.