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Akshata Udiavar

Partner; Global Sustainable Finance Product Innovation Leader
Akshata is a Partner / Principal with 15+ years of professional experience serving global and US financial institutions on strategic business, customer, risk and digital transformation problems. She is passionate about helping her clients maximize their value and trust with customers through solutions that drive responsible customer acquisition and growth.  She serves as the US Financial Services Customer Growth Strategy Leader and also EY’s Global Sustainable Finance Product Innovation Leader. Her team spearheads EY’s NextWave Consumer Insights capability that includes consumer research, insights generation and publications supported by practical accelerators to activate these insights within financial services to support customer acquisition and retention. She has deep experience driving the strategy and orchestration of complex initiatives from inception through go-live across multiple dimensions of a client’s vision, including business strategy, value proposition and business case definition, business process and operating model re-design, workforce, regulatory, compliance and risk feasibility reviews of implementation plans. Akshata began her career in the Prime Brokerage division of Goldman Sachs, where her responsibilities included managing relationships with priority hedge fund clients, monitoring and managing their fixed income portfolios and ensuring compliance with guidelines set by global regulatory agencies across U.S. and 20 international markets.