Shekar is currently the Data Science Exec for AI Governance at Bank of America, as part of Chief Data Scientist organization. In his current role he manages the centralized governance process for any and every AI solution both internally developed and vendor onboarded, evaluating the residual risk across multiple dimensions including bias, fairness, explainability etc., thus enabling Bank of America’s AI strategy in responsible AI.
In his prior role, he was Managing Director with Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory practice with over 25 years of Consulting and Financial Services industry experience. He has successful track record of growing and stabilizing businesses. He lead the Analytics/Data Scientist practice advising clients to achieve business transformations through amplified intelligence with data and cognitive capabilities and cutting-edge tools and digitization technologies.
Throughout his career, Shekar has served as a trusted Advisor to global clients across industries, with primary focus in Banking and Securities. Most recently, he has advised CXOs in opportunities for managing risk across various risk functions, such as Marketing and Strategy, Fraud/Forensics, Global Regulatory Compliance, Model Risk Management, Internal Audit and Cyber. In his prior role, Shekar was instrumental in setting Enterprise Analytics function in a large bank with multi-million bottom line impact across sales & marketing, operational excellence & capital optimization supporting Treasury function. As head of offshore strategy, he set up an 600+ member team for Corporate and Investment banking across equity/debt research, financial spreading, credit and structured products modeling and delivery and trading support.
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