Chiente Hsu

Member Spotlight

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

I am a mother of two children, ages 12 and 10. I was managing director at Credit Suisse for 17 years. Currently I work for a Swiss based asset management firm. Besides helping pension funds and corporate to navigate the financial uncertainty, I also help NGOs facing similar challenges.

How would you define your professional mission?

To find the best solutions.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

Questioning the obvious. Diligent. Detailed.

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

I was promoted as Managing Director at Credit Suisse when I was pregnant with my second baby in 2006. My first child was only 20 months old at that time.

What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?

I helped an NGO to set up investment policy, helping them to navigate financial risk. It saves money for the NGO which means more resource for a project in e.g. Bangladesh.

We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?

Luck, hard work, friends and mentors.

What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?

That my work is first class.

Who are your role models?

My husband Nicolas Sagna; my friend Bruce Tuckman. My mother in law. More to come…

What is your morning ritual?

check my emails, have a coffee, walk the dog, conference call with Europe, breakfast with kids.

What would you say your personal superpower is?

Being positive.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

I am a member because I am passionate in mentoring young talented women. I am where I am professionally and personally because I was lucky to have a few great mentors during my career.

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