Julia worked for over 25 years in investment banking, specialising in Emerging Markets and particularly Russia.
More recently, Julia was the head of ESG Research at Credit Suisse, indulging her fascination with the non-financial drivers of corporate performance.
She was the lead author of the influential CS Gender 3000 series that established the correlation between gender diversity and performance.
Julia lived and worked in Moscow for many years after studying Russian and Economics at the LSE. She also has an MBA from INSEAD.
She is currently in remission from cancer.