Raman Mandapaka and Muhammad Younis join Charles River Associates

27 August 2018 Consulting.us 3 min. read
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Charles River Associates (CRA) has recruited two new members to its consulting team, as it bids to raise its profile in risk management and regulatory compliance. Raman Mandapaka and Muhammad Younis arrive at CRA with deep expertise in credit and market risk management.

CRA is a worldwide provider of economic, financial, and management consulting services. Since 1965, clients have engaged the Boston-headquartered firm for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues.

The firm also boasts a robust Financial Economics Practice, which provides analytical expertise and advisory services in financial economics, risk management, consumer markets, and capital markets to financial institutions, legal teams, and regulators. The practice’s advisors include experienced economists, statisticians, bankers, and accountants among their ranks, as well as a number of prominent academic experts who present regularly to government, regulatory, and industry groups.

Raman Mandapaka and Muhammad Younis join Charles River Associates

The consultancy is presently working to bolster this offering in particular, and has subsequently welcomed two new colleagues to the practice. Raman Mandapaka and Muhammad Younis have joined the firm’s offices in Washington, DC and New York, respectively.

Paul Maleh, CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the pair’s arrival, “We are excited to welcome Raman and Muhammad to CRA. Their expertise in risk management, regulatory compliance, and valuation complements CRA’s service offerings in the Financial Economics Practice. The team also will enable CRA to strengthen our capabilities in credit, markets, and various types of financial modelling.”

Raman Mandapaka, who takes up a position as Vice President at CRA, possesses both comprehensive knowledge of data governance, modelling, financial products, and project management. He was previously a Managing Director at Navigant Consulting, where he spent the past 11 years, having previously held senior positions at Big Four firms Deloitte and PwC. He has extensive expertise in assisting banks, finance companies, Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), and FinTech companies on risk management issues and regulatory compliance. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Stony Brook, New York.

Muhammad Younis, who is now an Associate Principal, was most recently a Senior Consultant in Risk Management with HSBC Global Banking and Markets. The experienced professional has more than 16 years of know-how in the design and implementation of enterprise, liquidity, operational, and credit risk management frameworks, and he has designed, developed, implemented, and supported analytical models, including BSA / AML, Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL) and Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) models. Younis also has significant experience with stress testing, scorecard implementation and validation, compliance/regulatory oversight, and regression modelling. Younis holds a degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.