Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer

Pritesh joined the Legal and Compliance team in July 2015, responsible for the overall adherence to PETRONAS guidelines and policies, as well as monitoring external regulations for adherence.

Talents & Experience

Pritesh came to us from the BBC where he was an Internal Auditor. Pritesh has 7 years’ experience in Audit, Business Process, and Controls improvement in a variety of sectors ranging from Finance, Banking, Manufacturing, Media and Services and as a result has broad and transferable experience of improving and monitoring the control environment.

He progressed from a back office, Compliance and Audit Officer to a middle office, Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer within 18 months. This greater responsibility of the ‘second line of defence’ controls includes ownership of company’s adherence with all PETRONAS risk, financial and compliance management policies and requirements.

Why PETRONAS Energy Trading Ltd (PETL)?

“The global brand allure of the PETRONAS brand in London and the interaction with the headquarters in Malaysia was the main attraction to PETL. The variety of the activities and exposure with departments in UK and Malaysia makes the environment different to other places, as normally the Audit/Compliance role is just a tick box based role. I have come from organisations where the department staff numbers have been bigger meaning the job responsibility was restrictive, here I have had opportunities to interact with the centralised Risk team in Malaysia, present at Board meetings, and negotiate with counterparties to manage credit risk.’

Education & Interests

Before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) at PwC, Pritesh attended Loughborough University and holds a BSc Honours degree in Retailing, Marketing and Management.