Piyali Mitra | Pods Programme Lead, Barclays

Piyali Mitra is the Pods Programme Lead for Barclays. Piyali Mitra joined Barclays in September 2016. Piyali recently has taken on the POD Programme Lead role at Barclays where she is rolling out cross functional collaboration and bringing teams together to align on common Business outcomes, collaborate using the best technology and co-locate where possible, in order to deliver the banks most relevant growth initiatives.

Piyali’s brand is complex problem solving, backed by thorough analysis, strategic thinking and a client/shareholder mindset. An influencer, mentor and a keen collaborator, I am comfortable challenging the status quo and delivering the right outcome.

Piyali Mitra is an effective leader with c.16yrs of experience in planning and delivering complex corporate development and strategy projects for the C-Suite. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 (trained with PWC and Citi), Piyali has worked across Investment Banking advisory and in-house Corporate finance and Strategy team having worked in Mumbai, New York and the last 10+ years in London. Piyali started the London leg of her career at RBS in 2008 in their Strategy and Corporate Development team where she spent the next 7+yrs on Strategy, Corporate Development and Restructuring projects with the backdrop of the financial crisis and Regulatory scrutiny. In 2015, Piyali joined UBS Investment Banking as an Executive Director in their UK Financial Institutions coverage team. In Sept 2016, Piyali Mitra joined Barclays as a Director in a newly formed Group Strategy team where she worked on complex cost saving as well as topline revenue generation projects.