Nirvana Farhadi

Global Head, RegTech, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Affairs
Hitachi

As the Global Head, Financial Services RegTech, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Affairs, for Hitachi, Nirvana is the business owner and strategic
leader for Hitachi’s Financial Services RegTech business. A thought leader and pioneer in the Financial Services RegTech sector, she is a global compliance, operations and risk expert across multiple Financial Services sectors, global regulations and jurisdictions. As the former Head of Regulatory Reporting at KPMG, she has lead the business, practice, and development for Regulatory Transaction Reporting. She has served as a lead regulatory expert across Trade, Transaction, Periodic, and Positional reporting requirement under various global regulations including, but not limited to: MiFID, MiFID2/MiFIR, EMIR, REMIT, DFA, SEC, CFTC, Hong Kong TR, Canadian TR, ASIC TR, Commodities Position Reporting, and Threshold reporting requirements. She has over 19 years of senior experience in the Financial Services industry. Between 2014-2015 she was appointed as the lead expert to a European Regulatory body on the MiFID II/MiFIR Transaction Reporting Technical Standards, and Instrument Reference Data Standard, as well as writing the approach for their consultation paper. As well as advising on the impacts above she has helped firms with the effect of Brexit on their business. She has been heavily involved in workshops and studies with the involvement of key market participants as well as NCA’s across Europe and the US on regulatory compliance, operations and reporting matters and finding strategic robust solutions.

As a Regulatory expert in the industry, she has provided training to a broad spectrum of industry stake holders, which have included global investment banks, Asset Managers, Trading Venues, Regulators, and Members of the European Parliament. Nirvana has published various industry articles, and is a co-author of the yet to be released RegTech Book. She presents at numerous industry and client round tables both in Finance and RegTech space, and frequently speaks at high profile industry events and conferences in relation to her specialist area of expertise. Nirvana is also a Founding Member, of the Committee to Establish the RegTech Council.