Sonia Sharma

Sonia Sharma

Seasoned financial services professional who has led strategy, consulting and business transformation initiatives for global financial services organisations for last 20 years. I have led transformation program particularly in credit risk, operational risk and within liquidity and capital management landscape with large banks . Currently I am lead business architect principle for risk within Citi, globally to spearhead business architecture initiatives for bank’s ambitious transformation vision.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

Sharp turn career moves, lane changes and large portfolios make me a risky woman. I have successfully progressed my career by switching twice between banking and Fintech. I have led grounds up transformation programs for risk in banking that could have gone either way!

Name your top 3 achievements

  1. Innovation - RM workbench - single portal
  2. Global process transformation - Standard Chartered Bank’s asset booking model
  3. Turkey transformation- credit and risk - including time critical intra day client limits management

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

Moving from a Middle East and Asia focus bank to a global bank to spearhead its risk vertical business architecture . Tall order and a super challenging one!

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I mentor Yale TSAI center graduates every year for their enterprise / business ideas. The students at Yale, MBA TSAI work to solve real world issues.

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?

Courage and intuition power! Understanding data but courageous ability to go beyond it!


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