Interactive Guest Lecture on Careers in Finance

Name of the speaker : Mr. Allen Rodrigues
Designation of the speaker : Careers in Finance
Topic of the guest lecture : Interactive Guest Lecture on Careers in Finance
Date: 28th August 2023

On 28th August 2023, Mr. Allen Rodrigues spoke to SJIMstudents regarding career options in the area of finance. Mr. Allen is based in Minneapolis USA and is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and also heads US Bank Credit Cards at US Bancorp, which is America’s 5th largest bank and which is ranked 149 on the Fortune 500 list.

Mr. Allen is an alumnus of the Joseph’s Institutions in Bangalore, and has graduated with a master's in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB).He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).He has held positions of Vice President and Director in various domains in Ameriprise, another Fortune 500 company, before joining US Bancorp. Mr. Allen has several years of experiencein business transformation, reengineering, post-acquisition integration, strategic planning and analytics, web transformation, process improvement in service operations and outsourcing.

The session conducted by Mr. Allen was very interactive. He first explained the different broad careers options available to students who are interested in finance. He and our students then went on to have a very engaging Q&A session in which the students asked him many questions and suggestions.