Natalia
Title: Vice President
Business Area: Chief Operating Officer
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Joined Credit Suisse in 2012

I was faced with a choice to either accept a job offer abroad or to stay in Poland and start a job search. The good employer reputation, excellent brand and positive opinions from my friends working for Credit Suisse convinced me to stay and apply for a position at Credit Suisse in the Business Delivery Center. I started in Global Asset Servicing, a function that obtains, analyzes and distributes information on all capital market transactions to Credit Suisse clients. After two years I decided to move internally to the HR division and take over the role of Team Leader for the global Workforce Reporting Team.

Moving internally allowed me to interact with new markets, functions and places I would never have been exposed to otherwise. This role was a real milestone in my career as I believe it placed me in a good position to extend myself in a project management area.

My current role as HR Operational Manager responsible for managing HR processes involving global company population is to monitor crucial employment, talent development and performance management trends in my sector. Furthermore, analyzing and optimizing business processes in the Company's HR area is one of my key topics. I spend a lot of time in meetings, calls and answering emails, but the collaboration with the stakeholders and colleagues is the part that I enjoy the most. It utilizes my abilities to interact with people from various cultures and organizational levels, requires high-level communication skills and the ability to handle challenging situations with patience.

I have worked for Credit Suisse for over five years and I have enjoyed every minute of it. There are plenty of opportunities for those who work hard and want to develop their careers. I have participated in the Internal Promotion Program and a series of trainings for advanced and experienced managers. I am also a proud participant of an Internal Mentoring Program where I can learn from the most experienced people in Credit Suisse globally.

Organizing is one of my passions, along with travelling, food and wine. I love spending quality time with my family and friends and with my two cats. Using the resources available at Credit Suisse, I have learned to play tennis.