Dr. Jayatu Sen Chaudhury

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon

Area of Expertise: Financial Analytics

Dr. Jayatu Sen Chaudhury has been a part of the Banking and Financial Sector for the last twenty-five-plus years working across ICICI Bank, GE Capital, and American Express. He has served in senior leadership positions as a Board Member and leader of the Analytical Center of Excellence for American Express in India. Dr. Sen in his latest stint was instrumental in building the American Express Center of Excellence from a few colleagues to a nearly two-thousand-member team partnering to provide analytical and product solutions to the Bank across business and countries. Over his tenure at American Express, Dr. Jayatu designed robust talent strategies that helped the Bank acquire the best talent and retain them for long tenures within the company. Over the last decade, he played a key role in establishing the Big Data Lab for American Express in Bengaluru which develops AI products for the company.

Dr. Sen has established himself as an assertive manager, capable of performing a wide range of people management functions from recruiting through onboarding, goal setting, performance appraisal, training, competency building, resource utilization & capacity planning, and knowledge transfer. Given his contribution over two decades in the Bank, he was conferred the Risk and Information Management Fellow and Hall of Fame – the highest award in American Express.

Dr. Sen holds a Master's in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University specializing in Advanced Econometrics, Linear Models, and Industrial Organization and Game theory. He did his Ph.D. in 1999 in the area of Financial Economics from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research. His thesis ‘The Indian Credit Rating Agency: An Evaluation’ was the first of its kind providing a comprehensive analysis of the quality of ratings of the Indian Credit Ratings Agencies in the 90s. Over time, Dr. Sen has developed deep expertise in areas of Risk Management, Marketing, Regulations, and Machine Learning/Big Data Applications for business problems. At American Express, he was the Chair of the Marketing Modeling Committee responsible for the Governance of all Marketing Models of the Company and defending them to the US Regulators. He had Chaired a similar committee in Risk in his prior roles at American Express.

Dr. Sen has a few patents in Machine Learning products and has been an avid speaker at several Machine Learning conferences in India and Abroad.


Speaking Engagements


  • Cornell University
  • Chicago Booth
  • Skema Business School
  • Universite Bordeaux
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
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