Dr. Srinivas Yanamandra is Group Head – Regulatory Affairs & Policy at One97 Communications Limited (Paytm). Prior to this, he was heading the Compliance function at the New Development Bank (NDB - established by BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, and head-quartered in Shanghai). In his early career, he worked as a compliance professional - both at ICICI Bank and IDFC First Bank in Mumbai.
Over a span of 22 years of professional experience, Srinivas’s expertise covered various aspects of banking regulation such as governance, risk management, fintech payments and settlement, digital lending, cyber security, international economic sanctions, integrity & anti-corruption, and financial crime compliance. In addition, he has collaborated with various central banks and Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) in BRICS countries, and participated / contributed as subject matter expert at various international forums such as - IMF / World Bank Meetings, OECD knowledge partnership, Interpol conferences, FATF workshops (including participation at the private sector consultation forum of FATF at UNODC headquarters).
On the professional front, Srinivas is a qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant with national ranks in all academic examinations), a Fellow of International Compliance Association (UK), and a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (USA). He holds a doctorate degree (2013) from the University of Manchester, UK with research interests in monetary policy, financial instability, regulatory reforms, and bank governance.