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As Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Shyam Venkat provides risk management services to companies around the world. They range from regional, national, and global banks to energy companies, government-sponsored enterprises, insurance firms, and other non-financial services-related Fortune 500 companies. Venkat’s breadth of experience has allowed him to provide consulting services to companies from a variety of industries with the objective of establishing well-designed and appropriately tailored risk management capabilities. He has helped numerous companies to establish best practices-driven risk management environments for capital markets, trading, banking, and other commercial businesses. Additionally, Venkat has provided advice on market and credit risk, liability management, risk management information systems, and organizational structure. For non-financial institutions, Venkat also provides corporate treasury consulting assistance. Shyam Venkat remains well connected in the risk management field, holding membership with the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association. Venkat also maintains affiliations with the Association for Financial Professionals, Inc. and The Risk Management Association. Over the course of more than 25 years in consulting, Shyam Venkat has held a variety of roles. When he first joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, he held the position of Staff Accountant. Within a few years, Venkat moved up the ranks, first to Senior Consultant, and then to Manager, Senior Manager, Principal Consultant, and finally Principal (Partner) at the firm. Shyam Venkat also worked at A.F. Ferguson & Co. in Mumbai and as a Senior Consultant at First Manhattan Consulting Group in New York. Residing in Connecticut, Venkat enjoys reading about military history in his spare time, as well as playing golf and traveling.

Work experience

Jul 1985Present

Shyam Venkat

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

One of the senior leaders of PwC's risk management advisory services


Aug 1983Jun 1985


Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management

Old Ezra Finance Club

Jun 1977May 1982

Bachelor of Commerce

University of Bombay, Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

President, Public Speaking and Debating Society Treasurer, Student Council