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Hitachi Data Systems Names Nirvana Farhadi as Global Head of Financial Services RegTech, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Affairs

News   •   Feb 27, 2017 14:30 GMT

Today, Hitachi Data Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Nirvana Farhadi, keynote speaker, thought leader, global regulatory, operations and compliance expert, as the company’s Global Head of Financial Services RegTech, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Affairs.

Within this newly created role at Hitachi, Nirvana will be responsible for pioneering, defining, developing and leading the company's Financial Services RegTech business, including advising the company on – and leading oversight and management of – its financial services programme. Her appointment demonstrates Hitachi’s commitment to support its customers as they navigate an increasingly complex global regulatory landscape, and keep them compliant with Financial Services sector requirements.

The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., with a long history of supplying services and solutions to the Financial Services Industry to enable digital transformation.

Within the Financial Services Sector, Nirvana is counted amongst the top leading industry voices within regulatory reporting and RegTech. She brings with her global experience of working across multiple Financial Services sectors, instruments, products, industry regulations and jurisdictions. Nirvana is also the founder and CEO of FFS-RegTech, which provides specialist advice in the RegTech space, addressing the constantly evolving global regulatory environment and its impact on the financial services industry. As the former Head of Regulatory Reporting at KPMG, Nirvana has led the business, practice, and development for regulatory reporting at KPMG UK, and is a sought-after keynote speaker. She has played a key role in advancing industry discussions of RegTech and regulatory reporting at many global industry events and workshops – she is set to attend the RegTech Masterclass & Meet-Up this month, and will be speaking at a collection of the world’s best RegTech conferences, including the RegTech Capital Markets Conference.

Nirvana has provided training to a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders, across multiple regulations and their impact on their business lines, from global investment banks and trading venues to members of the European parliament. She has also published various industry articles in relation to her specialist area of expertise.