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Bala Ayyar

Bala Ayyar

Managing Director & Chief Data Officer

Societe Generale Americas

Bala Ayyar was named the Chief Data Officer for SG Americas in November 2016. In this role, he is responsible for data management and governance within the Americas Region including implementing the requirements of BCBS 239, establishing a sound data governance framework and creating a solid platform for the data to be leveraged for strategic business decisions.  Previously, Bala has held roles within SG as Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore and Deputy CFO for the Americas Region. 

Prior to joining SG in 2009, Bala was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for fourteen years in a range of positions in Toronto and New York. As Senior Vice President of the Wholesale North America Finance, he headed up the controllership function for CIBC’s World Markets and Treasury & Risk Management Strategic Business Units within North America.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Bala has a degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai and holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States.

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02
Nov
2018
Bringing Legacy Investment Banks into the Digital World
Data availability in legacy financial institutions is unnecessarily complicated and time consuming. Why is it so much...
Digital
Data availability in legacy financial institutions is unnecessarily complicated and time consuming. Why is it so much easier to find public domain information as compared to internal corporate information?
Bringing Legacy Investment Banks into the Digital World