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James B. Walker

Chief Operating Officer

 James B. Walker

Born 1965 – British and US citizen 
Member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG since 2019


Professional history

2009–Present Credit Suisse
  • Group Chief Operating Officer (10/2019–present)
  • Chief Financial Officer of Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Inc. & Regional Americas Finance lead (2018–2019)
  • Finance Chief Operating Officer (2016–2019)
  • Head of Finance Change (2014–2019)
  • Global Head of Product Control (2011–2019)
  • Head of Americas Investment Banking Operations and Global Head of OTC Operations (2009–2011)
2007–2009 Barclays Capital, New York
  • CFO, Americas
1994-2007 Merrill Lynch
  • CFO, Global Markets & Investment Banking, New York (2005–2007)
  • CFO, Global Equities and Fixed Income, New York (2003–2005)
  • CFO, Global Fixed Income, New York (2002–2003)
  • CFO, Securities Services Division, New York (2000–2002)
  • Head of Global Fixed Income Operations; New York (2000)
  • Head of Operations, Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong (1998–2000)
  • Head of European Derivative Operations, London (1995–1998)
  • COO, Asia Pacific Debt & Equity Markets, Hong Kong (1994–1995)
1986-1994 Morgan Stanley
  • Derivative finance and operations, Tokyo (1990–1994)
  • Various finance and derivative finance roles, London (1986–1990)


1986 Postgraduate Diploma Finance, University of Stirling
Bachelor of Science Mathematics, University of Glasgow

Other activities and functions

  • Mr. Walker currently does not hold directorships in other organizations.