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David Chitty

Lecturer; Executive Vice President: Compliance, Risk Management & Corporate Security Group, AST (American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC)

David oversees the compliance, risk management and corporate security functions for the AST group. He is responsible for ensuring that the company is compliant with applicable laws and regulations and partners with management to identify and implement enhancements related to compliance, risk and information/cybersecurity related programs.

Prior to joining AST, David served as Managing Director at Credit Suisse and during his 27-year tenure held several positions across various divisions including Branch Manager, U.S. Operations Governance, Canada Chief Operating Officer as well as the Head of the Credit Suisse Americas Audit Group.   

David is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the Institute of Internal Auditors, North America and previously was a Board Member for the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce (NY Chapter) and the Institute of International Bankers. 

David is an advocate of continued learning and knowledge sharing and is looking forward to engaging and supporting the needs of students in the classroom.


  • Executive Education Program, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • M.B.A., Seton Hall University
  • B.S., Villanova University