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Chinmayee Thadakamalla

Chinmayee started her career at J.P Morgan Chase on the CEM Exotics desk and then went on to work at a boutique recruitment firm to build out its Asset Management, Insurance & Fintech practice as well as integrate ESG and D&I practices. She is now at Sainty, Hird & Partners where she works with a small selection of global investment banks across M&A, equity derivatives sales and trading and cash equity sales, trading and research.

Chinmayee came to the UK at the age of 4 from a town in South India. Growing up in London with a limited network, she understood the challenges of navigating the corporate world without much guidance.  She is passionate about raising awareness about social mobility, representation, and the benefit of hiring diverse talent, especially in the Financial Services industry.

She is very passionate about bringing to light the issues that minorities in the industry face as well as being part of a project where she can drive change through awareness and tangible actions to get rid of certain stigmas, unconscious biases, and in the process, empower others.

She has joined the Diversity Project to give young women like herself, more of a voice in a male-dominated industry.  At the Diversity Project, she is currently a member of the R&E team as well as the steering committee for the SMART working workstream.

Outside of work, Chinmayee is a Music Manager, Singer & Public speaker.  She enjoys networking, swimming & yoga!

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