Razi Ardakani

Senior Associate

fun facts
  • Enjoys learning about different cultures and takes every opportunity to travel to countries he has never been to
  • Lived in 5 different countries

Razi joined GV as a senior associate, he recently completed his MBA at INSEAD. Prior to that, he was VP of Financial Crime & Business Intelligence at Citi where he managed the EMEA due diligence team from the bank’s Middle East headquarters in DIFC. His work consisted of advising Citi businesses on matters relating to AML, AB&C, sanctions, and enhanced monitoring of transactions and clients. He similarly worked with internal businesses on the design, implementation, and testing of financial crime risk platforms and programs. Razi has lived in five different countries and is a current affairs enthusiast especially on topics relating to the Middle East. He holds a BA in international relations and political science from the University of British Columbia as well as an MSc in Middle Eastern politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.