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Yvonne Pytlik

Lecturer; Chief Compliance Officer, ACA Group

Yvonne is a senior executive and one of industry’s most highly regarded strategists in compliance risk management for financial institutions. She is a Lecturer at Columbia University teaching their graduate degree in ERM - Strategic Risk Management course. She currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer at ACA Group, a leading global provider of governance, risk and compliance consulting services and technology solutions. Prior to joining ACA Group, Yvonne was the Head of Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management and Strategic Planning at HSBC Global Asset Management and Deutsche Bank, responsible for Global Compliance Risk Management divisions across all business lines, including capital markets, investment banking, asset management, and private wealth management. During her over 25 years in the industry, Yvonne made numerous significant contributions to a number of Financial Institutions on overall compliance organizations, including the development and implementation of global compliance risk management functions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions. She was also responsible for the development and implementation of HSBC’s and Deutsche Bank’s highly praised Global Chief Compliance Officer Program Oversight initiatives for the asset management division.

Yvonne was a Lead Senior Consultant in the Advisory and Information Risk Management Practice at KPMG, LLP, where she managed and supervised strategic business/information risk assessment and process reengineering engagements for KPMG clients. Her experience also includes over 10 years in Internal Audit at major financial institutions, with a focus on the asset management and investment management business.

She is also a member of numerous professional risk and compliance organizations, including serving at Risk Management Association – Board of Trustees - Executive Committee and Audit Committee since Y2012. Yvonne is serving on the Board of Directors - Executive Committee at Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.


  • M.B.A., Suffolk University
  • B.S., Management, University of Massachusetts
  • Certified Public Accountant