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Adrian Pearce

Group Chief Data Officer , Credit Suisse

Dr Adrian Pearce is the Group Chief Data Officer (GCDO) and
acts as a Senior Advisor to the Group Chief Operating Officer
with base in Zurich, Switzerland at the Credit Suisse Group AG
headquarters. As GCDO, Adrian is focused on the architecture,
governance, security and underlying quality of data within the
bank. More recently Adrian has applied significant focus to the
usage and analysis of existing Credit Suisse data to create
business value for the organization. His advisory mandate is to
improve the effectiveness of business processes and significant
change programs globally across the Group. He is a member of
the Group COO Management Committee, and reports directly
to the Group’s Executive Board.

Before moving to Zurich, Adrian was a Managing Director at
Credit Suisse, based in New York. As Head of Global Markets
Change he took responsibility for the definition and execution of
the change portfolio for the GM division. He was a member of
the Global Markets leadership team and the bank's Global
Leadership Council. Before his assignments in the US, Adrian
was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, based in London,
where he joined the Credit Suisse Group in 2009. He acted as
Global Head of Investment Banking Change for the IB division.
Before Adrian served as Global Head of Strategic Risk
Program, and prior to that as Global Head of Strategic Change
and Operational Excellence.

Prior to joining the Credit Suisse Group, Adrian held the position
of Global Head of FID IT at Bank of America Merrill Lynch,
where he worked for 13 years in a number of roles across
Operations, Front Office and Technology. Before that he trained
as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and spent several years
working in Mergers and Acquisitions.

Adrian holds a PhD in solid state Physics from the University of
Warwick, UK and the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble,
France, plus a first class honors degree in applied Physics from
the University of Hull, UK.