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Antonia Lester

Antonia Lester

Chief Operating Officer for Investment Banking & Capital Markets – EMEA, Credit Suisse

Antonia Lester is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking & Capital Markets (IBCM) division, based in London, and Chief Operating Officer for IBCM EMEA. She is also Co-COO of Global Banking.

Prior to taking on her current role, she was Deputy Head of IB Client Onboarding and Lifecycle Management. She has also been Head of Risk and Controls for IBCM EMEA, the COO for the Financial Sponsors Group, Financial Institutions Group and Leveraged Finance Group within IBCM. Antonia was also a banking lawyer in LCD.

Antonia joined Credit Suisse in 2005 from Allen & Overy LLP where she spent eight years as a finance lawyer, spending time in London, New York and Singapore.

Antonia holds a joint honors degree in Economics and Geography from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She qualified as a solicitor following completion of Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, London.