Roben Dunkin is Chief Operations and Innovation Officer at PGIM, a leading global asset manager across public and private asset classes. Roben plays a leadership role in defining PGIM’s innovation strategy, spearheading digital transformation and prioritizing data as an enterprise asset. She is responsible for several critical initiatives including PGIM's central data architecture and governance; the modernization of cross‐business digital tools and capabilities; deploying robotics and automation; and enhancing cost efficiency and risk controls. Additionally, Roben provides oversight of PGIM’s shared operations functions and is also the PGIM Letterkenny Executive Sponsor.
Previously, Roben spent 11 years at Credit Suisse where she held various global leadership roles including Head of US IT, and Head of EMEA IT with oversight on the regional IT portfolio, and operational and cybersecurity risk. She was also the Global Head of Client Technology, responsible for delivering new and innovative solutions for institutional research, distribution, and to support client’s needs. Prior to that Roben was the Global Head of Sales and Investment Banking Technology at Lehman Brothers driving the evolution of sales performance reporting, the investment banking platform, and client relationship management.
Her professional affiliations include being a member of the Management Advisory Board of Virginia Tech Pamplin School of Business, Ireland US Council, PGIM ESG Council, and advisor to Prudential venture capital partnership. Roben is an ardent supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion, actively championing for neurodiversity and women in technology.
Roben was recognized as Waters Technology Woman of the Year in 2022 and a Champion for Women at the 2015 Women in Banking and Finance Awards. She received a BS in International Studies from Manhattan College.