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Mr. Samir Shah

Achiever's Success Story

Mr. Samir Shah, a passionate analytics expert – driving Data Excellence in Banking and Finance: A journey of Innovation and Impact

Mr. Samir Shah is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience in data management and analytics, specializing in the banking and finance sector. He is a seasoned professional renowned for his adeptness in Data and Analytics Strategy, Data Management, and Business Analytics. His extensive track record encompasses driving Digital Banking initiatives, fostering Client Relationships, and spearheading complex projects across diverse market regions including the US, the Middle East, and India.

As an Executive Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited, he leads the Financial Services Banking and Capital Markets portfolio, managing data and analytics projects with a team of 100+ professionals. He is a compassionate leader committed to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of empowerment. His unique mentoring style revolves around having faith in individuals and empowering them to become independent leaders, thereby enabling them to grow up the ladder. He has played a pivotal role in expanding portfolio presence in the Indian market, elevating Marquee Indian priority accounts in the last 8 years.

His leadership philosophy is rooted in trust, empowerment, and accountability. By instilling confidence and providing guidance, individuals are not just employees but valued contributors to the organization’s success. He invests time in understanding their strengths, aspirations, and developmental needs, tailoring his mentoring approach to help them reach their full potential. Through regular feedback, coaching, and recognition, he creates an environment where individuals feel supported, challenged, and inspired to continuously grow and learn fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

A testament to his innovative approach is his development of an anomaly detection platform solution focused on transaction monitoring powered by augmented analytics. This digital solution not only addresses revenue leakage issues but also enhances financial reconciliation processes, driving bottom-line efficiency and regulatory compliance for banks and financial institutions.

Before his role at PwC, he held leadership positions at Syntel Private Limited and Cognizant Technology Solutions India Private Limited. From implementing centralized data repositories to decommissioning legacy BI tools and deploying conversational MIS solutions, he has the expertise that spans the entire data lifecycle, from ingestion to visualization to empower data-driven insights. 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Padma Bhushan Vasantdata Patil College of Engineering, Mumbai. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and remains committed to staying at the forefront of technological innovation in data management and analytics by certifying in IBM technologies for Data transformation, Data Quality, and Metadata lineage along with AWS and Microsoft cloud platforms.

In conclusion, his journey exemplifies the transformative power of data and analytics in driving operational excellence, regulatory compliance, and business growth in the banking and finance sector. His passion for innovation, coupled with his deep domain expertise, continues to inspire positive change and drive tangible results for his clients and stakeholders, while his commitment to nurturing talent and empowering individuals ensures a legacy of leadership and success.

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