PwC has appointed two new data analytics directors to the UK company’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation team. Scott Samme and Tayyaba Arif immediately join the leadership team of PwC’s Financial Services Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics (ARCA) practice.
Samme joins from EY where he was a leader in the Compliance IT Advisory practice. His expertise lies in the detection and prevention of financial crime and compliance.
Samme has helped many large financial services clients with a variety of issues in this area. He has worked with several large banks on global financial crime compliance programmes to address regulatory concerns. In his new role, Samme will focus on leading the analytics financial crime and compliance team within ARCA.
Tayyaba Arif joins from Accenture where she led on data management and governance at Accenture Digital. Arif has over 12 years’ experience in helping many organisations develop their data vision and strategy as well as managing and delivering complex multi-site data programmes.
Within the ARCA practice, Arif will lead the Data Management and Governance practice.
Nick Bouch, leader of the Financial Services ARCA practice at PwC, commented: “I’m delighted that both Scott and Tayyaba have chosen to join the leadership of the rapidly growing PwC FS ARCA practice. They bring a wealth of knowledge around the data management, financial crime and compliance challenges that our financial services clients are increasingly experiencing. Importantly, they also harbour a detailed understanding of how data analytics can be used to address these challenges.”
PwC’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation practice employs over 1,000 individuals who assist clients across the financial services sector to remain alert towards financial and regulatory risks, adapt their business and culture, protect their customers and reputation in the event of issues such as technical difficulties, operational failure or cyber attacks and repair damage they may suffer from process or product failure.