>Varun Agarwal

About The Speaker

Varun Agarwal

Varun is a senior Risk Executive with a demonstrated ability to lead through challenging economic, regulatory and business environments in Banking, Capital Markets & Insurance sectors. He has worked extensively in the in the risk management space. He has gained expertise in Risk Management area covering most types of risks including Enterprise, Credit, Market, Liquidity, Operational, Model, ESG and Strategic risk along with Risk Governance, Risk Data Management and Reporting areas. Varun brings over twenty years experience in the capacity as an industry participant and also as a provider of consulting services. In his last role, he served as the Executive Director, Head of Enterprise Risk & Model Audit for the company covering all of Insurance and Banking businesses He has previously worked for Grant Thornton, Capgemini, HSBC, JP Morgan and Deloitte in US, Canada, UK, EU and India. He brings expertise in both quantitative and process areas. His has worked in wide range of areas that span from Regulatory Risk & Compliance (Dodd Frank including CCAR, Basel III, CECL, BCBS239, CFPB, CFTC) to Risk Analytics, Financial Modeling & Validation; Risk Strategy & Risk Appetite; Risk Policy; Risk Process Improvement; Risk Governance & Internal Controls; Capital Planning & Management; Portfolio Management; Derivatives Valuation; Risk Based Pricing; and System Design & Implementation. He has led and participated in financial institutions’ Board Level Committees, and Executive Management meetings; and advised CEO, CFO, CRO and CDO offices on strategic planning and execution. Varun holds a PhD in Economics, a MS in Financial Economics, and a BS in Engineering. He is also a CFA charter holder. He is a published author on articles related to finance and risk management across US and EU; presented at numerous industry and trade conferences at both national and regional levels; and featured in blogs of third party information providers.