Vinaya is the Global Head of Fraud Risk Oversight for the Institutional Clients Group and Citi Commercial Bank at Citi, and also has regional oversight responsibility for EMEA & APAC across the enterprise. She is responsible for assessing the current strategy and execution of the Fraud Risk Management discipline across the businesses globally; and agreeing the necessary actions with the 1st line partners to ensure adherence to the policy and framework. Her team works closely with risk colleagues in the regional and business risk teams and other key stakeholders in Corporate Security & Investigative Services, and Information / Cyber Security in maintaining a robust management of fraud risk through policy compliance, improvements in technical infrastructure and operational excellence.
Vinaya has 25 years of experience in financial services across Risk, Compliance and Internal audit areas. Prior to the current role, she was the Operational Risk Management for Citi South Asia, working closely with business and functional heads in proactively managing operational risk and providing oversight across Asia Regional Enterprise Operations & Technology.
Vinaya is part of the Steering committee of the Citi London Pride Network, acting as Secretary and Treasurer. When based in India, she was the co-sponsor of the first Citi Women’s network in Asia and a member of the India Diversity Council. Over the years, she has been mentoring young professionals, both in and outside Citi. She supports multiple charities working in the UK and India on creating greater opportunities for children from under privileged backgrounds.
Vinaya holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor’s degree from SNDT University, Mumbai.