Pradeep Debata

Research Associate

Centre for International Human Resource Management

MBA, MPhil (University of Cambridge), FCCA

My research looks at the integration of AI technologies in the operating model of firms, and how that affects organisational and strategic elements; the space of sustainability and climate, especially how capital market instruments can help e.g. Green Bonds; how AI can help in sustainability and creating capital market instruments that was not feasible before.

Pradeep Debata.

Professional experience

Pradeep has been a world leading derivates valuation professional actively shaping global industry benchmarks for equity derivatives during his time in London at Nomura and JPMorgan. His product knowledge spans across equities, rates and credit products; and have lived through the financial crisis in the industry driving data and model driven operating model transformations.

He has also been a management consultant in the UK tech & innovation sector developing business cases and financial models for UK public sector clients, such as Connected Places catapult, Satellite Applications Catapult, TfGM, IBI and InnovateUK.

He has been awarded fellowships from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK; and the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.

Pradeep currently is part of the teaching team on Cambridge Judge’s Executive MBA programme for the Corporate Finance and the Financial Reporting & Analysis modules.

He has previously held a Teaching Fellowship at the Department of Economics in the University of Cambridge; been a visiting lecturer at Institute for Continuing Education in the University of Cambridge and Cambridge Judge Business School; and has trained colleagues at Nomura and JPMorgan.

Previous appointments

Prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School, Pradeep was the Managing Director of the boutique consulting firm Accelerate East. He previously worked as a Vice President of Finance at JPMorgan.

Selected publications

Toye Scott, E., Stiles, P. and Debata, P. (2022) “Managing new technology: the combination of model risk and enterprise risk management.” Cambridge Judge Business School Working Papers, No.1/2022. Cambridge: University of Cambridge. (Available online via the SSRN)

Ryll, L., Barton, M.E., Zhang, B.Z., McWaters, R.J., Schizas, E., Hao, R., Bear, K., Preziuso, M., Seger, E., Wardrop, R., Rau, P.R., Debata, P., Rowan, P., Adams, N., Gray, M. and Yerolemou, N. (2020) “Transforming paradigms: a global AI in financial services survey, World Economic Forum.” SSRN Scholarly Papers, No.ID 3532038. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. (Available online via the SSRN)

Debata, P. and Tiwari, P. (2008) “Mortgage market in India.” In: Ben-Shahar, D., Leung, C. and Ong, S.-E. (eds.) Mortgage markets worldwide. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Awards and honours

  • Two SSRN Top 10 papers on AI, 2020 and 2022
  • EPSRC Doctoral Research Studentship, 2020
  • Fellow, Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants, 2013
  • Fellow, Cambridge Commonwealth Society, 2006