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RiskMinds International
18 - 21 November 2024
InterContinental O2London

Vikas Agarwal
Partner, Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Leader at PwC


Vikas Agarwal is a Partner within PwC’s Cyber, Risk and Regulatory platform, and currently serves as the leader for the Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Practice and X-Sector Risk Products Team. Vikas is also a member of the firm’s AI Operating Committee, helping lead the rollout of AI tools to 70,000 professionals at PwC. He has previously served in several roles within the firm including the Financial Crime Unit Leader and Compliance Technology Leader, and has spent his career working with banks helping them through regulatory and risk matters.

Within Financial Services, Vikas leads strategy through execution on serving general auditors, Chief Compliance Officers and Risk Officers of Banks, Insurance Companies, Asset Wealth Managers, Exchanges, and FinTech companies with next generation technology led solutions that help create more efficient and effective ways to handle challenges with Regulations, Risks, Process & Controls. In his role within Risk Products, Vikas helps run and incubate from ideation to go-to-market, and deliver a $300M software-as-a-service business focused on transforming professional services to a more digital approach in serving clients faster and with more value.

Prior to PwC, Vikas has spent two parts of his career directly working on leadership and execution roles in Financial Services, including as the Global Head of Compliance & Financial Crime Technology for a UK-based global bank and as the Global Head of Analytics for Legal Audit at one of the largest Global Investment Banks.

Vikas holds a B.S in Finance from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He is a Certified Regulatory Professional as awarded by the Wharton School of Business, FINRA Institute and received his M.B.A. from Columbia University.