Jigisha Lock

Jigisha Lock | Credit Suisse

Jigisha Lock

My journey began when I left India as a teenager and moved to New York to pursue my Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. I have since worked for multiple global investment banks in the US, Switzerland and the UK.

Beginning my career as a business analyst in Product Data with Merrill Lynch Asset Management and witnessing its subsequent merger with BlackRock Asset Management when my career was in its infancy was eye opening. I turned the cultural and operational challenges that accompany a corporate merger and turned it into opportunities. I was handpicked to relocate to London and lead the gap analysis on key risk and reconciliation functionalities between the two firms to ensure that the merger concluded successfully.

I discovered that I was passionate about implementing innovative solutions to challenging programs. My quest to find the next big challenge led me to Credit Suisse in New York as a Lead Business Analyst within Private Banking IT. By using UML modelling for business process definition, I successfully led requirements analysis for several Greenfield programs such as integrated order management and Uncovered Options Risk calculator, which significantly reduced uncovered unsystematic risk exposure. After moving to Zurich, I qualified as a certified Financial Risk Manager and further accentuated my Risk Management expertise.

My global experience, coupled with expertise in trading and risk management, became a natural stepping stone into Project Management within Core Compliance Services IT to deliver complex compliance programs and manage senior relationships with stakeholders in London. As a subject matter expert in trade, ecommunication, and financial crime surveillance, I continue to successfully lead distributed technology teams across Singapore, London, New York, Zurich, and Wroclaw to employ Agile and deliver key compliance initiatives covering 30+ jurisdictions globally, which mitigate risk and also address global and local regulatory mandates.