Patricia Sarais


is currently booked.

Vorstandsmitglied, Managing Director, Senior Business & IT Consultant, Allegra Consulting GmbH

Zug, Switzerland


Project management
Business analysis (BA)
Business Intelligence (BI)
Asset management
Investment management
Anti-money laundering (AML)
Data Modelling
Fund Management
Mortgage banking business
Credit Risk
Management Consulting
Data Management
Data Warehousing (DWH)
Hospitality Management
Vacation rental
social media marketing
Cross-cultural work environment
Adult education


Professional experience for Patricia Sarais

  • Current 11 years, since Jan 2012

    Managing Director

    Simply Chillout GmbH, Zug

    Our collection of rental homes consists of hand-picked villas, villettas and apartments in Sardinia. All properties are located in unique settings, infuse coziness and invite to relax. Our aspiration is to share with you the passion and emotion that originally inspired us.

  • Current 25 years and 4 months, since Sep 1997

    Managing Director, Senior Business & IT Consultant

    Allegra Consulting GmbH

    IT and Business consulting, Project Management and Business Analysis services specialized in the field of information management, business intelligence/data warehousing and system migration. Our clients range from global leaders to small companies in the financial, insurance, pharmaceutical and tourism industry.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Mar 2020 - Mar 2022

    Senior Business Analyst (contractor)

    Credit Suisse

    Senior Business Analyst within Credit Risk Reporting Capabilities; responsible for requirements gathering, business requirement analysis and specifications, as well as testing activities related to the onboarding and integration of global Private Banking data into the strategic and FINMA-compliant Credit Suisse strategic platform.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Aug 2017 - Aug 2019

    Senior Business Analyst/Team Lead (contractor)

    Credit Suisse

    Lead Business Analyst and team lead in RFDAR program responsible for on-boarding and integrating global Private Banking data to the strategic and BCBS239-compliant platform; Senior Business Analyst for global Private Banking Credit Risk data fabric responsible for several data consumers and stakeholders' projects.

  • 5 months, Jan 2017 - May 2017

    Project Management Officer/Business Analyst (Consultant)

    BVG- und Stiftungsaufsicht des Kantons Zürich (BVS)

    Digitalisation/Migration project, where I acted as the PM right hand. My activities related to work planning & control, change management and product quality control. The project included the migration of data and applications, acquisition of new hardware and software, users' training, outsourcing to external IT provider. My role also consisted in several BA activities, such as business requirements gathering, RFPs, tool evaluation & selection, concepts as well as migration and test scripts.

  • 10 years and 5 months, Sep 2003 - Jan 2014

    Senior Project Manager & Business Analyst (Consultant)

    Swiss Life Investment Management, Zürich, Lugano and Paris (FR)

    Project management, consulting in Business Intelligence, RFP and evaluation of BI solutions, business analysis, process design, workshop organisation and moderation, design of several global and cross-divisional Data Warehouses, data modelling, data migration, outsourcing of operations, testing and roll-out management, Project Management Office set-up and management, guidance and support of executives regarding Corporate Project Governance.

  • 2006 - 2008

    Adjunct Professor (Executive MBA Program)

    La Salle University, Philadelphia (USA)

    Co-authoring and teaching a 40 hour Global Project Management course for the Executive MBA program of La Salle University (Philadelphia, USA) in Basel.

  • 1998 - 2003

    Senior Business Analyst, DWH Specialist (Consultant)

    UBS, Basel and Zurich

    Business analysis for several Data Warehouse applications (e.g. Enterprise DWH, Credit Risk, Anti-Money Laundering), including source system analysis and target data modelling. Coaching of junior team members.

  • 1997 - 1998

    Business Analyst, Application Engineer (Consultant)

    Systor AG, Basel

    Business analysis, application design and development of international payment processing, including management of end-to-end testing activities.

  • 1992 - 1997

    Managing Director

    Hotel Kistenpass AG, Brigels

    Management of a hotel and restaurant business with 70 beds, 120 seats. Leader of a multicultural team, sales & marketing, accounting, HR, relationship management with international guests, tour operators, travel agents and other partners.

  • 1988 - 1992

    IT Consultant,Project Manager, Application Engineer

    Ultrasoft AG, Zollikofen

    Project management, design, development, marketing, training and support of applications for the hospitality industry and penal institutions. IT consultant and application engineer with several other clients (e.g. Swiss government, marketing company).

Educational background for Patricia Sarais

  • Economics

    Wirtschaftsgymnasium, Biel

  • Business Information Technology

    CPLN, Neuchâtel

  • Management

    La Salle University (Philadelphia, USA)


  • German


  • English


  • French

    First language

  • Italian

    First language

  • Spanish


  • Swiss German



New mandate
International projects
Project Management
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
Change Management
Multi-lingual and multi-cultural work environment


International projects
Project Management
Information Management
Business Intelligence
Foreign countries & cultures
Property development

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