PIF's financial crime chief Robin Roy joins Alvarez & Marsal

26 July 2023 Consultancy-me.com 1 min. read

The financial crime head of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, Robin Roy, has joined one of the world’s leading management consulting firms.

Appointed a managing director at New York-headquartered Alvarez & Marsal, Riyadh-based Robin Roy has been tasked with expanding the firm’s offerings in the governance, risk and compliance domain.

James Daniell, a leader in Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes & Investigations practice in the Middle East, said that Roy’s “experience at the highest level” will help the firm grow its stature and enhance its offerings aimed at helping clients assess, build and maintain governance, risk and compliance infrastructures.

Robin Roy, Managing Director, A&M

Roy brings 35 years of experience to Alvarez & Marsal, having held C-suite and Board positions, working in London and across the Middle East with government entities, blue-chip financial institutions, private equity firms, asset managers and regulators.

Most recently at the Public Investment Fund, Roy spent four years building the Financial Crime Compliance function as its Head during a dynamic growth period. During his time at the sovereign wealth fund, Roy was awarded the Al-Ajrab Sword by one of the fund’s portfolio companies, Saudi Arabian Military Industries.

Earlier in his career, he was Group Head of Compliance at Arqaam Capital, and held EMEA regional compliance officer roles at Citigroup Alternative Investments and Bank One. Roy also served as a Managing Director and Group Head of Compliance at a start-up investment bank that expanded across the UAE, Egypt, South Africa, Lebanon and the UK over a 10-year period.

Commenting on his new role, Roy said: “As the risk landscape continues to evolve, governance and compliance pressures on clients – both in the Gulf and beyond – have never been higher. Alvarez & Marsal already stands out for its specialist advice and hands-on approach, and I’m keen to play a part in the practice’s strategic expansion, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East.”