Andrew Euan Mullen took a nonconventional route to work in cross-risk reporting at J.P. Morgan in Glasgow. 

Mullen, a professional swimmer, joined the firm in 2022 through its Athlete Transition Programme, which offers professional athletes a six-month placement with training, mentoring and support as they move from the intense sporting world, to the competitive business arena.

Born with a shortened left leg, as well as shortened arms, Mullen spent 11 years swimming professionally as a member of the British swimming team. He competed at the major swimming tournaments — European Championships, World Championships and the Paralympic Games.

He made his Paralympic debut at age 15 in London in 2012 and was the youngest male member of ParalympicsGB across all sports. Mullen also competed at Rio 2016 and again at Tokyo 2020.  

So what attracted him to J.P. Morgan in 2022?

He cites the firm’s ”Competitive meritocracy and dedication to consistent improvement,” coupled with its desire and willingness to hire an inclusive, diverse workforce.

He adds: “The ATP is a fantastic opportunity for ex-athletes like myself to develop new professional proficiencies, while utilising prior experience to add value to the team as a whole.”