Head of Regulatory and M&A Data Strategy
Anurag Minocha is the Head of Regulatory and M&A Data Strategy at Webster Bank, and a Governing Body Member of the New York CDAO Community.
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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.
Having spent approximately 10 years on the tech side supporting front office portfolio management and trading desks, I have realized the importance of good data and how valuable it is if it is treated as an asset and not a byproduct. I then strategically moved into data focused roles where I started as a Data Analyst/Steward and moved my way up.
What is one of your guiding leadership principles?
I learned early on the importance of continuous learning and growth through mobility within the firm. I encourage my team to always be curious and keep on learning if they can. This in turn opens up new opportunities for them within the firm or to grow within the team which is highly encouraged.
With disruption being a key theme of the past year, where do you see your role as a CDAO going in the next 1-2 years?
The whole data landscape has matured over the years with CDAO no longer being a new role that needs justification within an organization. The C-suite realizes the value CDAOs bring to the table, and I see several strategic decisions and investments being made that will come from innovations from the CDAO office.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CDAO?
Be curious and ask “why”. Knowing “why” something is being done a certain way is as important as understanding “what” is being done.
Tell us a few fun facts about yourself.
I love to travel, especially to historic places. Recently visited Pompeii and loved it. I also love Thai Cuisine.
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