Samar Pratt

Previous Experience
  • Group Head of Assurance for Barclays' Compliance organization
  • Global Co-Head of Barclays Internal Audit Quality Assurance
  • Regional Head of Audit (UK/EME) for Barclays Investment Bank
  • IT Audit Director for Barclays
  • IT Audit Manager for Deloitte
  • Business Analyst at Ermst & Young

Samar Pratt

Managing Director

Samar Pratt is a Managing Director based in Exiger’s London office, where she focuses on the firm’s financial crime compliance audit and assurance practice. With over two decades of experience, Samar brings a strong understanding of the regulatory environment and current drivers within financial services to the Exiger team.

Samar serves as the Financial Crime Compliance Advisor to the HSBC Monitor.  She joined Exiger from Barclays in London, where she most recently served as Group Head of Assurance in Barclays’ Compliance function. In this role, she built the function to strengthen the Bank's second line of defense financial crime compliance assurance capability, while under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement.  In her time at Barclays, she also worked as the Global Co-Head of Barclays Internal Audit Quality Assurance function, where she was responsible for assuring the audits covering risk disciplines, including financial crime compliance BSA, anti-money laundering (AML) and OFAC audits.

She has also held roles as the Regional Head of Audit (UK/EME) for Barclays Investment Bank and served as an IT Audit Director.

Samar has expertise in developing and implementing written financial crime compliance audit and assurance methodologies, processes, tools and technologies and has led large teams to deliver a range of complex internal and external global audit/assurance engagements covering regulatory compliance, AML, sanctions, and IT systems assurance. She also has experience in conducting investigations.

Prior to joining Barclays, Samar worked as an IT Audit Manager at Deloitte in Sydney and London, and started her career as a Business Analyst at Ernst & Young in London.

  • Brighton University, B.A.