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Sam Samaratunga

Sam Samaratunga

Global Head of Risk, PwC United Kingdom

Sam has been a member of PwC’s Management Board, and holds the current position of PwC’s Head of Risk UK, as well as the Global Risk Services Leader. As part of his role on the Management Board, Sam is responsible for creating and executing the UK firm’s Risk business strategy alongside pulling together our Global Risk Services approach across a number of risk services including Governance and compliance, Regulatory risk, Cyber Security, Internal Audit, Risk Modelling, Technology, Capital Markets and forensics.

During his career, Sam has primarily focused on banking, capital markets and financial services market infrastructure, advising clients on the analysis of risk, control and change within complex information systems. He specalises in financial services and has led client engagements with a range of major banks, clearing houses, regulators and stock exchanges. 

“The risk landscape is evolving at a pace we’ve never seen before. We are all having to rethink the risks we face and how we approach them.”

Sam is proud of the breadth and quality of Risk services available at PwC, and for PwC to be recognised as the leading provider in this space. He is proud of the benefits that this position brings - delivering excellence for our clients and creating exciting career opportunities for our people. He recognises the extraordinary talent within Risk services and is passionate about creating an environment where the best people can thrive whilst solving our clients’ most challenging problems.

Experience

  • Leading client engagements with a range of major banks, clearing houses, regulators and stock exchanges
  • Leading PwC’s UK Risk Line of Service
  • Leading PwC’s Global Risk Services

Specialism

  • Financial Services
  • Governance
  • Risk and Controls
  • Technology
  • Data & Analytics
  • Capital Markets
  • Accounting Advisory and Structuring Services
  • Risk Modelling Services
  • Cyber
  • ESG
  • Cloud Transformation
  • UK SOX
  • Internal Audit
  • Execution Managed Services

Credentials

  • Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Sam has been a member of PwC’s Management Board, and holds the current position of PwC’s Head of Risk UK, as well as the Global Risk Services Leader. As part of his role on the Management Board, Sam is responsible for creating and executing the UK firm’s Risk business strategy alongside pulling together our Global Risk Services approach across a number of risk services including Governance and compliance, Regulatory risk, Cyber Security, Internal Audit, Risk Modelling, Technology, Capital Markets and forensics.

During his career, Sam has primarily focused on banking, capital markets and financial services market infrastructure, advising clients on the analysis of risk, control and change within complex information systems. He specalises in financial services and has led client engagements with a range of major banks, clearing houses, regulators and stock exchanges. 

“The risk landscape is evolving at a pace we’ve never seen before. We are all having to rethink the risks we face and how we approach them.”

Sam is proud of the breadth and quality of Risk services available at PwC, and for PwC to be recognised as the leading provider in this space. He is proud of the benefits that this position brings - delivering excellence for our clients and creating exciting career opportunities for our people. He recognises the extraordinary talent within Risk services and is passionate about creating an environment where the best people can thrive whilst solving our clients’ most challenging problems.