Panayotis Pournaras, Head of Internal Audit, Union Bancaire Privée ,UBP
Fraud Prevention and Detection - Experiences from a Swiss Private Bank

Panayotis Pournaras, holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and a BSc in Business Administration from the Athens Schools of Economics and Business Science (GR). He is a certified financial services auditor (CFSA), certified information systems auditor (CISA) and certified fraud examiner (CFE) with 30 years of audit/accounting experience.
Panayotis started his career as an external auditor and consultant with Arthur Andersen. As an external auditor he performed audits of companies from various industries before specialising in the audits of financial institutions in various countries. After eight years wiht Arthur Andersen he joined the Banking Group EFG in Switzerland. At EFG Panayotis worked as head of the EFG Group’s Internal Audit department. After eleven years with the EFG Group, Panayotis joined UBP in Geneva as head of the Group’s internal audit function, a position that holds since 2010.