Patrick Simonnet is a New York-based Director of Credit Suisse in the Audit department. He joined Credit Suisse in May 2014 as the Head of Audit, Market Behavior & Conduct. In this role, Patrick assumes global responsibility for the audit coverage of market conduct risk, including the related compliance and regulatory programs and activities.
Patrick joined Credit Suisse from JP. Morgan Chase, where he was an Executive Director within their regulatory change program. Patrick has enjoyed a long career within banking and financial services. Originally from Paris, he held a number of senior controls and business roles with the Banque de France and also the French Futures and Options Exchange (MATIF). Patrick spent 14 years with Goldman Sachs in Paris, London, New York and Chicago, in various roles (COO of Goldman Sachs in France, International Senior Project Manager for the Operations, Technology and Finance Division in London, …), ultimately creating and leading Goldman Sachs’ Audit program for the Americas.
Patrick graduated from the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris – Economics and Finance Major in 1975. He obtained a Master’s in Economic Sciences – Economic Policies and Analysis Major from the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1976 and graduated from the Banking Management Institute of the Banque de France in 1978.
Patrick joined the Board of the Sciences Po Alumni Association in 2005 when he created and chaired the section for the Midwest in Chicago. Since then Patrick has overseen the development of the regional sections of the Association and presided over the Nominating Committee of the Board. Patrick was nominated the president of the Sciences Po. Alumni Association in the United States on September 1st, 2016.