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Gurpreet Chug
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Project ManagerCredit Suisse
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Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein 2002 - 2006

Reference Data Instrument – Line Management and Change Management working on process improvements

CIBC World Markets 2006-2007

Head of Data Management - Line Management and Change Management working on process improvements.

Slurrp Juice Bar 2007-2008

Left the banking industry to set up my own Juice bar.

Project Manager
Credit Suisse

I have held a number of roles in my 10 years at Credit Suisse. My background is within Data and Project Management.
I am currently working on the Banks strategy for Brexit.

My first job after graduation, due to the fact it was a big organisation and working within the industry was all very new to anything I had experienced before. I had a team that were all relatively new to the industry which helped me in integrating.

I have been working in the Banking industry since I graduated for approx 16 years.  I have worked in multiple organization with my longest stint being at Credit Suisse.  I am currently working on the Brexit programme and am a Project manager.  My interests outside of work stem around fitness and music.  I like climbing mountains and keeping fit.  Given the pressurized environment I work in, I turn to music as a form of meditation.  It’s important to try and strike a balance from an early stage in your career.

English, Hindi, Punjabi
Accounting, banking & finance

Always have a thirst for learning
Knowledge is power
Network – build up your social / work network
Have a Mentor
Plan each year and assess this at the end of the year
Be goal orientated to achieve
Be open to all experiences / opportunities
Put yourself forward

Project/event management
My Education
BSc Computing & Management
University of Essex
Colchester, Essex, UK
Business Studies, English Language, Geography, Law, Mathematics, Music, Sociology, Computer Science and IT
Seven Kings High School – Sixth Form
Loxford High School

I liked most of the subjects I studied whilst at school.

More about me

Strong Communication skills
Team player
Presentation skills
Forming strong relationships
Being structured

Through experience, by talking to peer group, by asking certain people to be my mentor. I also find going for coffees with select people that you may want to know more about.
By going on courses. By setting out your own path – only you are responsible for this, not your manager not your family/friends. Take lead of your objectives.

I wanted to be a Lawyer when I was at school.

I would network from an early age where possible. I would exhaust my research in terms of understanding what jobs existed and also tried to understand what I enjoyed. Having said this – things can change and what you may like at 18 could change by the time you’re 22. You don’t need to know what you want to do – go with subjects you enjoy.

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