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6 - 10 December 2021
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Suresh Sankaran
Head of Model Risk Governance at Metro Bank (UK)

Profile

Suresh Sankaran took over as the Head of Model Risk Governance at Metro Bank in March 2020, where he oversees all aspects of model risk and other risk-related governance.  He advises on factors that the Board should collectively consider when overseeing the bank’s risk management framework and policies.

Prior to this, he was with Kamakura Corporation as Chief Risk Officer, where he was responsible for driving forward key aspects of a niche advisory services function; developing a trusted advisor role and ensuring all work undertaken is of the highest quality; for winning new business; and for developing a talented and expanding team. 

Before Kamakura, Suresh was the Principal Operations Officer for the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, where he worked with the private sector and with governments of developing economies to develop risk infrastructure in these countries. 

Prior to that, he managed consulting services with Fiserv Inc., for Europe, Middle East, & Asia, was with ABN-AMRO as Regional Risk Manager, and with HSBC as Regional MIS Co-ordinator.  He started his career with KPMG as a Consulting Manager.

Suresh has over 30 years’ experience in the realm of banking, financial services, strategic consulting, compliance, audit, and risk management.  He has held leadership roles managing several facets of risk management, most notably credit, liquidity, and balance sheet management.  

Suresh has advised banks, governments, and other financial services organisations on all facets of risk management, and has acted as a second pair of eyes to assure the soundness and financial sustainability of client portfolios.

Suresh is a ranking Chartered Accountant, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Accountancy.  He has diverse interests including Indian Classical Music, Skydiving, P G Wodehouse, and Pink Floyd.