Sita Mazumder attained her Ph.D. in Banking and Finance 2001 from the Swiss Banking Institute, University of Zurich, summa cum laude. One year later, her doctoral thesis on the "Prudence in Swiss Banking; the Prevention and Eradication of Corruption and Corruption Money Laundering" was heralded with the Annual Research Award from the University of Zurich.
Sita initiated her undergraduate studies in Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology from where she later transferred to the University of Zurich. In 1999 she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration. Her academic path led her among others to the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, Inholland University, Netherlands, the University of the Fraser Valley and Capilano College, Vancouver, Canada.
In 2011 Sita was elected to be a member of the International Visitor Leadership Program by the US Department of State. Currently, Sita is a Professor at the Institute for Financial Services Zug IFZ / Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and among others also lectures at the Swiss Accounting Academy, University of Zurich and University of St. Gallen. Important steps in her professional experience include the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (formerly the Swiss Federal Banking Commission SFBC), UBS, oprandi & partner, ABB, Bernet & partner and her former company, Dr. Sita Mazumder Consulting.
She runs her own consulting company PURPLE and is on the Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of various companies, among them the foundation ombudscom. In addition, Sita authored numerous books and articles and works as columnist on a regular basis.