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Vishnu Sharma

Managing Director and Chief Auditor for Risk Management, Corporate Functions and Compliance
MUFG

Vishnu Sharma currently serves as Managing Director MUFG Internal Audit.  Vishnu’s current portfolio include Risk Management, Compliance, Corporate Functions and Global Financial Crime & Compliance Remediation.  He is a driven, strategically focused and qualified audit and risk professional with extensive experience across the financial services industry.  He is a trusted member of the Senior Audit Management team, who is regarded for the value delivered to business associates and the Audit Services department.   

Prior to MUFG Union Bank, Mr. Sharma performed in senior leadership roles responsible for operational risk, compliance, information security, privacy, and risk management reporting to the Chief Risk Officer and Board of Directors.  He previously served as Audit Executive at USAA Audit Services, leading a group of 40 professionals responsible for developing and executing the Compliance, Anti Money Laundering and Risk Management audit strategies.  He also held audit leadership positions for Global Compliance, AML, and Risk Management at TD Bank; Ally Financial Services; Riverside National Bank; Washington Mutual Bank; Federal Reserve Bank of New York;  NYC Economic Development Corporation; and Dime Savings Bank where he developed and led audit coverage of mortgage operations and compliance for the largest mortgage lenders in the US.  He is a trusted member of the Senior Audit Management team, who is regarded for the value delivered to business associates and the Audit Services department.  He performed in senior leadership roles responsible for operational risk, compliance, information security, privacy, and risk management reporting to the Chief Risk Officer and Board of Directors.     

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

  • Deep experience with financial services AML compliance, risk management and leadership with global perspective 
  • Built, developed and managed large audit teams in multiple locations including international locations· Experience presenting to Board and senior executives  
  • Developed and implemented multiple methodologies such as Center of Excellence, Issue Validation 
  • Oversee and manage significant financial budgets 
  • Significant Financial Services industry network

Mr. Sharma graduated with a Master of Business Administration, Information Systems Management – from Pace University, New York.  He received his Bachelor of Science, Accounting from York College, City University of New York, Queens, NY, Magna cum Laude

LICENSES/PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS  

He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS); Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)