Akansha Kataria is Head of Gurgaon Portfolio Compliance Group. In this capacity, she is responsible for implementing controls and processes necessary to ensure compliance with all applicable firm-wide thresholds and client requirements relating to trading and investments.
Akansha’s service with the firm dates back to 2005, including her years with Helix Financial which was merged with BlackRock in 2010. She has held a variety of roles within the Financial Markets Advisory, global team focused on providing advisory services to public and private institutions. Prior to her current role, she had been part of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) project management team, responsible for implementation of FATCA in the APAC region. Akansha earned a MBA degree in Finance from Birla Institute of Management Technology in 2005.
She launched Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) in BlackRock India office in 2011 and made BlackRock at par with industry’s practices. She is currently driving the culture of appreciation though Employee recognition initiative and thereby driving employee motivation and engagement at India platform level. She has also led APAC Innovation and Connectivity initiatives in India office. She led the Diversity and Inclusion initiative for Portfolio Compliance team and established initiatives at a global level to foster collaboration amongst all operations members across functional groups (Regulatory / Business Management) and global teams (Americas / EMEA / APAC).