Sita Mazumder attained her Ph.D. in Banking and Finance in 2001 from the Swiss Banking Institute, University of Zurich, summa cum laude. One year later, her doctoral thesis on the “Prudence in Swiss Banking; the Prevention and Eradication of Corruption and Corruption Money Laundering” was heralded with the Annual Research Award from the University of Zurich.
Sita initiated her undergraduate studies in Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology from where she later transferred to the University of Zurich. In 1999 she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration. Her academic career led her to the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University (PostDoc), Inholland University, Netherlands, University of the Fraser Valley and Capilano College, Vancouver, Canada, and others. In 2011 Sita was elected to the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) by the US Department of State. Currently, Sita is a Professor of Information Technology and Economics at the School of Information Technology at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Business, and lectures at various institutions in and outside Switzerland. Important steps in her professional experience include the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (formerly the Swiss Federal Banking Commission SFBC), UBS, oprandi & partner, ABB, Bernet & partner, and her former company.
She runs her own consulting company PURPLE Consult GmbH and is a member of the Board of Directors of various companies incl. Hiltl, Clientis, aeB and the Swiss Federal Electricity Commission ElCom. In addition, Sita is a respected panelist and speaker and has authored numerous books, articles, and columns.