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Sonia Shah

Sonia is the key lead on ESG and Climate Risk at Grant Thornton UK LLP. She is a qualified accountant with 20 years' international experience in advisory and assurance with global institutions in UK, North America and East Africa. She has worked with C-Suite and Board level professionals across the banking, insurance and asset management sectors including several local and foreign banks. She has extensive experience in leading and delivering on key regulatory driven projects and other advisory and assurance programmes across geographies.

She brings substantial leadership experience from her various roles across industry and consulting. She has led and directed multiple control related audits and reviews where her wealth of experience has covered a range of control framework disciplines. She has many years' experience of conducting various regulatory requirements across various functional areas including regulatory change projects. She has also driven regulatory requests from PRA, FCA and the OCC. Sonia also works at Board level to advise clients on effectiveness of their regulatory frameworks. She has supported clients on benchmarking against regulatory expectations and peers within the industry.

Her current role involves leading and overseeing various sustainability projects including supporting firms on meeting Climate Risk regulatory requirements in the UK. She has also driven regulatory requests from PRA, FCA and the OCC. She provides training locally and internationally to Boards, Senior Management a key senior individuals. Sonia is currently instrumental in developing the ESG and Climate Risk practice in the firm and has written several regulatory articles and is a key note speaker on the topic on several externally hosted professional events.

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