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Celso Yamaguchi

Lecturer, Technology Management; Global Head of IBCM IT

Celso is a global financial services technology executive, with extensive knowledge of investment banking, capital markets, securities, derivatives, credit, lending, and banking - managing complex business and technical environments.

He coaches, mentors, and assists high-performing technology teams, leveraging cloud, software as a service (SaaS), and emerging technologies, blending internal and outsourced resources, with a focus on business outcomes. He builds strong partnerships with C-suite and board-level business leaders, clients, and partners, and acts as a conduit, simplifying the communication between business and technology.

Most recently, he was a Global Head of Investment Banking & Capital Markets for Credit Suisse, a multi-billion dollar revenue business, supporting 2,000+ bankers in different regions across the globe. Deliveries included a new customer relationship, deal-life cycle, and pipeline management tools, with a strong emphasis on client management, data insights & analytics, integration, reporting, and risk & controls.

Previously, he was a regional head of Private Banking IT, Country CIO and Head of Private Banking IT, and Country Head of IT Infrastructure supporting several multi-billion-dollar Assets under Management (AuM) business lines in a career that spanned different countries, cultures, and responsibilities.

He is an Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University teaching Accounting and Finance in the Technology Management program. Previously, he was an Associate, in the 'Leading Disruptive Change in a Digital Economy', and 'Technology Management Capstone' graduate courses, helping Columbia graduate students in their learning journey and supporting them in their capstone projects.


He is a FINRA Series 79 registered representative and a Series 99 Finops professional. He speaks fluent Portuguese (Brazilian), intermediate Spanish, and conversational Japanese. He is a graduate of Columbia University's School of Professional Studies Technology Management Program and holds an Executive MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EAESP-FGV), and a Degree of Engineer from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil