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Yana Parfenyuk

Lecturer; SVP, Operational Risk Management, Wells Fargo

Yana is a risk management leader with extensive experience optimizing complex business and technology processes across three lines of defense and implementing sustainable risk management solutions for leading financial institutions.

Currently, Yana is SVP of Operational Risk at Wells Fargo focusing on transformation of Operational Risk foundational components.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Yana was a Senior Manager in Deloitte Advisory’s Financial Markets practice where she has led large complex organizational transformations that integrated aspects of risk management programs to allow for a more seamless and efficient operating model and interface with the first line of defense; established risk management frameworks and second line of defense functions; and re-designed and deployed risk assessment methodologies and tools. Outside of delivering client engagements, Yana has managed and facilitated large-scale training programs and developed risk management points of view.


  • M.S., Accounting, Eastern Michigan University
  • B.S., Finance, Eastern Michigan University
  • B.S., Economics, Omsk State University