Nikhil Parulkar is a distinguished professional and serves as the lead faculty for the prestigious Certified Bank Forensic Accountant (CBFA) program offered by Riskpro Learning. With a wealth of experience in the banking and consulting industry spanning over 18 years, Nikhil has made significant contributions to the field of forensic accounting, risk management, and fraud investigations.
In his most recent role as Vice President and Head of the Market Intelligence Unit at a Private Bank since 2015, Nikhil demonstrated his expertise in managing a skilled team of intelligence analysts. His team undertook a wide range of investigative assignments for the bank’s wholesale banking division, including pre-transaction due diligence, asset tracing, fraud investigations, and overall problem-solving.
Prior to his current position, Nikhil served as the Head of the Credit Intelligence Unit for Wholesale Banking and as an Associate Director for Control Risks, a renowned global risk-consulting firm, where he oversaw post-transaction investigation practices for India and South Asia.
Nikhil’s educational background further reinforces his expertise in the field. He holds a Masters in Forensic Accounting from the University of Wollongong, Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics and a minor in Commerce.
He has also earned certifications as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Expert and Certified Vigilance and Investigation Expert from Indiaforensic in 2008 and 2018, respectively. Additionally, Nikhil is a BSI certified Information Security Lead Auditor (ISO27001-LA) since 2011 and holds an Advanced Diploma in Cyber laws from the Asian School of Cyber Laws since 2008.
Throughout his career, Nikhil has made significant contributions to several prominent organizations, including TCS eServe, ICICI Bank Ltd, Ernst & Young, HDFC Bank Ltd, Mahindra Special Services Group, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, and RBL Bank. His diverse experiences have shaped his extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of forensic accounting, risk management, anti-money laundering, cyber laws, and information security.
Nikhil Parulkar’s notable accomplishments and comprehensive expertise make him an invaluable asset to the Certified Bank Forensic Accountant program, where he imparts his knowledge and insights to aspiring professionals in the field. His dedication to the industry and commitment to delivering excellence have earned him a distinguished reputation as a leading expert in the field of forensic accounting and risk management.