Risk Management & Regulatory Compliance Expert
Yakut Akman is a seasoned financial services professional with extensive global experience in Operations & Technology, Risk Management, and Regulatory Compliance. She is recognized for her expertise in third party risk management. While serving as Citigroup’s Chief Third Party Management Officer, she successfully revamped the company’s related policy and practices globally.
Yakut started her career at Citibank in Istanbul. Subsequently, she moved to New York and excelled in Operations Management as a thought leader and a change agent as the financial markets grew more complex. Working for Fortune 500 companies in multiple geographies, Yakut focused on process efficiency and effectiveness while balancing operational risks and controls. She sharpened these skills in Internal Audit overseeing businesses in Investment and Consumer Banking groups. Her high performance led to executive positions in Risk Management, where she managed emerging operational risks globally, including Technology Infrastructure, Contingency of Business, Anti-Money Laundering, Information Security, and Supplier Risk.
Given heightened regulatory scrutiny in response to new and evolving risks, Yakut actively interacted with government agencies around the world. She successfully led enterprise-wide projects to address regulatory issues by setting high standards, building trust and achieving ethical and sustainable results.
We understand complexity firsthand and have successfully navigated the challenges faced by global financial services firms. With our diverse skills and experience, we deliver innovative solutions while maximizing target performance and minimizing disruptions and risk.