Rita Achrekar is Senior Vice-President of Compliance at Scotiabank, responsible for leading the bank’s Compliance Transformation program. Ms. Achrekar is a global risk & compliance leader with over 25 years of trading and risk management experience. She joined Scotiabank in 2000 and has held progressively senior positions in foreign exchange and fixed income trading, internal audit, trade floor risk management and credit risk management. She was also a member of Scotiabank’s Senior Credit committee. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Ms. Achrekar held senior treasury and trading roles with American Express Bank and ING Bank in Mumbai, India.
In addition to her formal role at Scotiabank, Ms. Achrekar is actively involved in the risk management community as a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, and is often called upon to be a subject matter speaker at various international Risk Management forums.
Ms. Achrekar completed the Advanced Management Program at university of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Mumbai University’s Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, and a Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Ms. Achrekar sits on the Board of Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Ms. Achrekar has been an active member of the IIROC Board of Directors since 2015. She is also a member of IIROC’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
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