Ashish Patani FCA

Ashish is a qualified Chartered Accountant with an Investment Banking and Big 4 background.

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In his early career, at PWC and EY, Ashish led external and internal audit, risk, governance and regulatory reviews as well as assurance assignments for financial service companies, hedge funds and private equity firms, in UK and Europe. Ashish’s experience includes s166 reviews dealing with governance, credit and operational risks.

In 2009, Ashish moved to Citigroup where he managed the overall financial control operations for Fund Services EMEA, co-ordinating finance teams in UK, Europe and Internationally, while managing various stakeholders such as Operations, Technology, Compliance and Finance. With over 10 years’ combined experience of audit, assurance and investment banking, Ashish established Ashlynwood.

Through Ashlynwood, Ashish has developed and managed rolling internal audit plan for banking clients with c£0.5 to £1.5 billion balance sheet assets. Working closing with in-house Head of Internal Audit, Ashish has worked on many detailed internal audit reviews, such as: Special investigation of regulated mortgage process, including assessment for regulatory breach, reportable to Board and Audit Committee; Audit of transaction monitoring, AML and KYC procedures reportable to MLRO; Gap assessment of progress against remediation plan reportable to FCA; Operational risk management review providing advisory report on credit risk policy; Reviewed implementation of payment process and product roll-out; Advisory report on information technology change management process.

In addition, Ashish has extensive Charity experience having served as a Board Member to a not-for-profit International Trade Organisation as well as Trustee and Treasurer to a £20m+ net asset UK registered Charity and helped set-up Family Office Charity initiatives.

Ashish is hugely passionate about environmental and climate change issues, and dedicated to helping organisations that are tackling some of the greatest threats facing our planet today.

Ashish holds a First Class BSc(Hons) and a Masters in Investment Management from City University. His masters dissertation was on Green Investments, wherein he interviewed Iam Simm, founder of Impax Asset Management, c.£30bn AUM environmental fund. He is a current a member of the ICAEW.

Ashish is married and enjoys playing badminton and cycling, as well as dabbling in vegan cooking.

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