Parker Fitzgerald (‘PFG’), a strategic advisor and consulting partner to the world’s leading financial institutions today announces the expansion of its global practice team with the appointment of Pritesh Patel as Partner to head its new Global Assurance practice.
The Global Assurance advisory practice will offer both Internal Audit and Risk & Control services to the financial services sector in response to the increasingly complex demands faced by our clients in these areas. Pritesh brings an unrivalled breadth and depth of experience across all three lines of defence to expand the firm’s already strong financial services offering. He will offer advice to clients in relation to control environment matters, an area that continues to remain a strategic priority at board level.
Scott Vincent, Managing Partner, Parker Fitzgerald, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Pritesh and his team to the firm. His extensive experience across financial services, particularly in risk & control and assurance in the banking sector, compliments the cutting-edge consulting we provide to all our clients. This appointment is in direct response to client demand to support them in the first and third lines of defence. Welcoming Pritesh and his senior team positions us well to continue offering outstanding service to our clients.”
Pritesh Patel, Partner and Head of Global Advisory, Parker Fitzgerald, said: “Client demand for market leading assurance solutions is being driven by uncertainty in the global economic outlook, and increasing regulatory and business risks. PFG’s practitioner-led approach offers clients both the depth and breadth to address the ever more complex challenges faced in determining risks and controls for the front office and in providing expertise into internal audit teams. We combine critical thinking with a proven ability to get things done in complex financial institutions.”
Pritesh brings over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry to consulting. Most recently he was Head of Front Office Risk and Controls at RBS. Prior to that he has held positions as Chief Auditor, COO and CAO in organisations across the financial services sector, including banking, asset management, and capital markets. Pritesh is a recognised thought leader and practitioner with the majority of his experience in tier one firms.
He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Scott Vincent, concludes: “We welcome Pritesh to Parker Fitzgerald’s team of diversely talented professionals. We will continue to seek to attract the very best talent to complement our existing team of experts to support our clients in becoming more resilient, efficient and profitable.”
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