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When you're a security executive for one of the world's largest financial institutions, it's never a 9-to-5 workday. Here's a look at the typical day for Anish Bhimani, managing director of IT risk management for New York-based JPMorgan Chase.
For Anish Bhimani, Tuesdays are his busiest days, and he tries to work from home on Fridays whenever possible. But his work week never really ends as he continues to keep up on e-mails throughout the weekend and take calls from the operations group when necessary. It's a tough job, day in and day out, but the JPMorgan Chase managing director of IT risk management is up to the challenge.
Between 4:00 to 4:45 a.m.: Wakes up and gets ready for work.
5:30 a.m.: Leaves his New Jersey home and begins his morning commute.
6:00 a.m.: Catches the ferry to Manhattan.
6:30 a.m.: Arrives in his New York City office. Checks e-mail, reviews expense reports and tackles other administrative tasks for the first 30 minutes of the day.
7:00 a.m.: Takes the subway to another JPMorgan Chase building in midtown Manhattan.
7:30 a.m.: Attends a weekly senior management metrics meeting, where production and control issues from the previous week are discussed with business CIOs and senior executives.
9:30 a.m.: Attends an IT risk staff meeting, where budgets are reviewed, and HR and communication issues are discussed. The meeting breaks around 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Catches up on e-mail and returns phone calls. Eats lunch at his desk. (Lunches often involve one-on-one meetings with staffers.)
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.: Participates in a privacy committee meeting.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Attends a meeting to discuss the response to a regulatory exam.
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Leads a monthly review on security initiatives.
5:00 to 5:15 p.m. Reads his e-mail; answers staff and colleague inquiries.
5:15 p.m.: Leaves the office to catch the ferry. Reviews documents on the ferry.
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.: Arrives home, spends time with his wife and two children.
9:00 to 10:30 p.m.: Participates in conference calls with business associates in Asia and elsewhere.
10:30 to 11:00 p.m.: Goes to bed.
This was first published in July 2006