Vikas Agarwal is a New York-based managing director within PwC's Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics practice. He assists in leading the practice and is focused on the financial services vertical within the practice which includes fraud, anti-money laundering, risk, and regulatory reporting.
Prior to PwC, Vikas was the global head of analytics for a global investment banking and securities firm where he served in the internal audit and legal department leading a team responsible for utilizing analytics for risk assessments, audits, and continuous monitoring. He has used sophisticated analytical techniques throughout a wide variety of projects and functional areas, such as i compliance, operational risk, fraud, anti-money laundering, trade surveillance, and regulatory reporting. In addition, Vikas has helped many organizations transform departments by creating strategies to increase their use of analytics and developing customized tools for a large number of the world's largest and most complex financial institutions.
Vikas is currently an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. He completed the Certified Regulatory Professional program from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and has his BS degree in finance from Case Western Reserve University.