ESG Europe 2022

DEVELOPING ESG BEST PRACTICE AND METHODOLOGY TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE RISK

ESG EUROPE

27-28 April, 2022 | London

ESG REGULATION

Managing uncertainty on future of ESG regulation and understanding what compliance might look like

STRESS TESTING

Developing best practices to effectively carry out climate stress testing

GREENWASHING

Ensuring best practice to mitigate the risk of greenwashing

CLIMATE RISK

Quantifying the impacts of climate risk on financial institutions and building capabilities internally

BIODIVERSITY

Managing complexity of biodiversity risks, considerations and reporting impacts

DATA

Data availability, quality and coverage limitations

DISCLOSURE

Managing best practice in disclosure requirements

TAXONOMY

Creating a unified taxonomy and definition of all elements for industry standardization

Jean-Xavier

Jean-Xavier Hecker
Co-Head of ESG & Sustainability Research
J.P. Morgan

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Maria Lombardo
Head of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance
Standard Chartered Bank

Tarek Hasan

Tarek Hasan
Director, ESG, Global Corporate and Investment Banking EMEA
MUFG

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria
Chief Risk Officer
Gulf International Bank

Simon Gadd

Simon Gadd
Group Climate Change Director
Legal & General

Benjamin Westwood

Benjamin Westwood
Senior Manager, Stress Testing Strategy Division
Bank of England

Evgeny

Evgeny Tyurin
Head of ESG Finance
Deutsche Bank AG

Karra, Sanghamitra

Sanghamitra Karra
Managing Director, EMEA Head of Multicultural Client Strategy
Morgan Stanley

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8:00 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

ESG REGULATION

9:00 Managing uncertainty on future of ESG regulation and understanding what compliance might look like

Session details 

  • Evolution of scenario analysis as market conditions change
  • SFDR (sustainable finance disclosure regulation) classification of products
    • Communicating characteristics and sustainability risks to investment decision making
    • Developing taxonomy beyond climate
    • Gaining clarity around disclosure requirements for types of indicators
  • Reporting disclosures against prescribed ESG metrics
  • Managing the myriad of legislation for global financial institutions
  • Understanding the impact of Article 8 and Article 9 on companies
  • Ensuring consistency in message from regulators
    • Avoiding competing priorities for global institutions

Jean-Xavier HeckerCo-Head of ESG & Sustainability Research, J.P. Morgan

STRESS TESTING

09:40 Developing best practices to effectively carry out climate stress testing

Session details 

  • Fulfilling regulatory CBES (climate biennial exploratory scenario) stress testing requirements
  • Quantifying financial impact as hypothetical scenarios on 30 year fixed basis
  • Building out modelling and data requirements
  • Reviewing potential impairment losses when financing customers
  • Model and data limitation forecasting 30 year horizons
  • Modeling physical and transitional risks
  • Procedural challenges running processes
  • Analytical challenge of ensuring comparability and consistency

Benjamin WestwoodSenior Manager, Stress Testing Strategy Division, Bank of England

10:25 Morning refreshment break and networking

CLIMATE RISK – PANEL DISCUSSION

10:50 Quantifying the impacts of climate risk on financial institutions and building capabilities internally

Session details 

  • Reviewing the loss potential for vulnerabilities to climate risks
  • Modeling climate risk and understanding physical and transition risks
  • How climate risks look to shape the future of financial services
  • Measuring footprint, risk and impacts to take action
    • Leveraging information to make investment decisions
  • Reviewing how financial institutions can contribute to the fight against climate change
  • Developing long term resilience to severe weather and extreme events
  • Determining appetite for climate risk

Nigel MilbankClimate Programme – Senior Manager, Natwest
Simon GaddGroup Climate Change Director, Legal & General

CLIMATE RISK REGULATION

11:40 Preparing for the upcoming implementation of climate risk regulation

Session details 

  • Quantifying physical and transition risk impacts
  • SS319 requirements for climate financial risk management
  • Implementing engagement from the board
  • Developing governance and embedding practices
  • Embedding climate risk as part of enterprise risk management framework
  • PRA CEO letter requirements to fully embed climate financial risk management
  • Understanding potential losses associated with climate impacts

12:20 Lunch refreshment break and networking

GREENWASHING

1:20 Ensuring best practice to mitigate the risk of greenwashing

Session details 

  • Requirement across jurisdictions
  • Managing reputation risks of perception of greenwashing
  • Aligning standards of labelling to align across products
  • Avoiding and mitigating the risk of greenwashing
  • Collect reliable data for science companies
  • Verifying data submitted for validation
  • Defining terminology of what ‘green’ means
    • Identifying treatment for investments and labelling
  • Validating data to avoid risk of greenwashing

Tarek HasanDirector, ESG, Global Corporate and Investment Banking EMEA, MUFG

GREENWASHING – PANEL DISCUSSION

2:00 Ensuring best practice to mitigate the risk of greenwashing

Session details 

  • Requirement across jurisdictions
  • Managing reputation risks of perception of greenwashing
  • Aligning standards of labelling to align across products
  • Avoiding and mitigating the risk of greenwashing
  • Collect reliable data for science companies
  • Verifying data submitted for validation
  • Defining terminology of what ‘green’ means
    • Identifying treatment for investments and labelling
  • Validating data to avoid risk of greenwashing

Maria LombardoHead of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
Tarek HasanDirector, ESG, Global Corporate and Investment Banking EMEA, MUFG

BIODIVERSITY

2:50 Managing complexity of biodiversity risks, considerations and reporting impacts

Session details 

  • Measuring impact of climate risk of biodiversity
  • Developing measurement techniques for portfolios and investment products
  • Opportunities for solutions to biodiversity challenges using technology
  • Central banks review of biodiversity as a systemic risk
  • Task Force for Nature Related Financial Disclosures view of financial risk
  • Disclosures based on transition and physical risks
    • Incorporating nature degradation and biodiversity loss
  • Alignment of investors with biodiversity targets

3:30 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

DISCLOSURES

4:00 Managing best practice in disclosure requirements

Session details 

  • Using relevant data to manage accurate disclosures
  • Using disclosures to accurately inform investment decisions
  • Aligning and disclosing based on transitional and physical risks linked to nature degradation and biodiversity loss
  • Developing detailed disclosures on the key performance metrics
  • Disclosure requirements for the classification of funds or sustainable investments
  • Managing the impact the Sustainable Finance Action Plan will have on reporting disclosures
  • Understanding how disclosure requirements will help support transparency
  • Reviewing scenarios for TCFD implementation and developments
  • Managing requirements across different jurisdictions and taxonomies
  • Managing GHG emission reporting in its infancy
    • The difficulty of reporting from scope one to scope three
  • Reviewing a proposal for global regulation of sustainability reporting from ISSB
  • How far will ISSB take over EU taxonomy

Senior Management, Bank of China

TAXONOMY

4:40 Creating a unified taxonomy and definition of all elements for industry standardization

Session details 

  • Developing a standardized description of ESG
  • Consistency to explain to customers
    • Comparing funds and products
  • Incorporating taxonomy beyond and climate risks
  • Incorporating sustainability into taxonomy and understanding
  • Sharing taxonomies across jurisdictions
    • Getting accurate data across supply chains
  • Developing standardized data frameworks
  • Aligning sustainable objectives and disclosure requirements more to disclosures
  • Categorizing and defining products across the industry
  • Managing competing reporting standards

Peter Munro, Head of Investor Relations, European Investment Bank (EIB)

5:20 Chair’s closing remarks

5:30 End of Day One and networking drinks reception

8:00 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

ESG RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES – PANEL DISCUSSION

9:00 Maturing methodologies across the industry and measuring ESG across risk siloes

Session details 

  • Portfolio analysis to measure risk
  • Testing models with limited data capabilities
  • Using stress testing and portfolio analysis as a tool for decision making
  • Model challenges with assumptions and judgements overlayed
  • Enhancing scenario analysis capabilities for decision making
  • Reviewing technology opportunities
    • Supporting infrastructure build out development

Maya HennerkesESG Sector Lead, Financial Intermediaries, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Andrew NewtonExecutive Director, Risk Management Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (tbc)

DATA PROVIDERS

9:40 Accurately measuring and managing the risk of data providers

Session details 

  • Determining underlying accuracy of third party data for investment decisioning
    • Standardization of ESG providers methodologies and scrutiny
  • Managing geolocation risk of data providers
  • Increased regulatory scrutiny on ESG data providers
  • Competition between data providers
  • Incorporating ESMA’s regulation on better aligning data providers
  • Integration of data providers into your risk management process, metrics, net zero commitments etc.
  • Variance in ratings approaches

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking

RATINGS

10:50 Measuring and embedding accurate ratings into strategy

Session details 

  • Broad spectrum of variability with ESG
  • Qualitative assessment changes to traditional credit ratings
  • Varying methodologies in rating agencies
  • Regulation of ESG data providers and ratings agencies
    • Aligning methodologies

BUSINESS STRATEGY

11:40 Fully integrating ESG into strategic business decisions and positioning it at the centre of the strategy

Session details 

  • Rationalizing business decisions with monetary impact now with long term sustainability goals
  • Planning strategy accounting for changes brought on with ESG agendas
  • Understanding the needs of the customer to update products
  • Managing competing priorities across E, S and G
  • Incorporating forward looking opportunities for regulation and ESG concepts
  • Leveraging stress testing and scenario analysis as a toll beyond compliance

Evgeny TyurinHead of ESG Finance, Deutsche Bank AG

12:20 Lunch break and networking

DATA – PANEL DISCUSSION

1:20 Data availability, quality and coverage limitations

Session details 

  • Managing dependence on data for disclosures
  • Developing consistency in calculations for metrics
    • Consistency and availability of data to feed calculations
  • Reliance on external data to report on
  • Monitoring data across industries for a single view
    • Narrowing scope to then review individual organizations
    • Developing sector proxies to enhance understanding
  • Bringing the right data into one consistency space
  • Aligning methodologies for transformation of data
  • Coordinating efforts across the industry
  • Leveraging external third party data to run models and estimate losses
  • Ensuring accessibility and comparability of data across organizations
  • Determining underlying accuracy of third party data for investment decisioning
    • Standardization of ESG providers methodologies and scrutiny
  • Forward looking data
    • View of latent risks materializing in the future for physical and transition risks
    • Incorporating into long term strategy
    • Leveraging across supply chains for diversification
  • Leveraging data in risk management processes and metrics

Maciej Lewandowski, Head of Risk Poland, NatWest Group
Jakub Piorkowski, Climate Change Net Zero Lead, Credit Suisse

NET ZERO TARGETS AND TRANSITION PLANS

2:10 Developing efficient ways to reach net zero targets and managing transition risk

Session details 

  • Verifying and validating targets
  • Compliance with net zero without greenwashing
  • Understanding transition risks moving towards net zero
    • Social considerations and impact to consumers
  • Reviewing outcome of COP26
  • Defining roles and responsibilities across organizations
  • Requirements for net zero aligned funds

Sanghamitra Karra, Managing Director, EMEA Head of Multicultural Client Strategy, Morgan Stanley

2:50 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

ALIGNING SOCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

3:20 Reviewing diversity and inclusion agendas and progress across the industry

Session details 

  • Understanding social repercussions of decisions
  • Exit strategies for certain sectors
    • Impact to employment
    • Global repercussions with certain industries
  • Developing medium and long term strategies and considering alignment of environment and social impacts
  • Social risks of the climate transition
    • Ensuring equal opportunities with change
  • Identifying investor priorities and gathering data
  • Impact of Covid-19 on organizations and employees

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria, Chief Risk Officer, Gulf International Bank

STAKEHOLDERS AND BOARD ENGAGEMENT

4:00 Defining accountability and ownership of ESG programs driving tone from the top

Session details 

  • Demonstrating compliance to stakeholders
  • Measuring and understanding exposure
  • Engaging stakeholders with an open dialogue
  • Ensuring visibility to the board and management
  • Incorporating ESG committee within the board
    • Business, risk, compliance and audit view
  • Introduction of chief sustainability officers
  • Program management and accountability at c-suite level
  • What should an ESG function look like?
  • Aligning strategy and business model with global climate risk targets

Floske Kusse, Stakeholder Engagement Lead, ING

4:40 Chair’s closing remarks

4:50 End of Summit

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria
Chief Risk Officer
Gulf International Bank

Biography

Sophie is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. She is responsible for driving an effective risk culture throughout the company, designing the risk and compliance frameworks and overseeing risk management and regulatory compliance practices. Sophie joined GIB UK with extensive experience in the field, having previously served as Executive Director for Compliance and Operational Risk Control at UBS Asset Management. Before this, she was Global Head of Operational Risk at Barings, and non-Executive Director of the Baring-Coller Secondaries Fund. Sophie was also an Operational Risk Manager and the Group Head of Investment Risk Framework at Schroders.

Sophie graduated from Université Lumière Lyon 2 with a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance. She is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Simon Gadd

Simon Gadd
Group Climate Change Director
Legal & General

Biography

As Group Climate Change Director Simon chairs the Group Environment Committee, which oversees and coordinates all the environment related activity across the group, including both managing the risks form climate change and exploring the opportunities created by the transition of the global economy to net zero.

Simon was Group CRO from 2013 to 2021 during which he headed risk oversight for all risk types within the L&G risk framework, including prudential, operational and conduct risks, across both UK and overseas operations.  He is a qualified actuary and has a mathematics degree from Oxford University.

Tarek Hasan

Tarek Hasan
Director, ESG, Global Corporate and Investment Banking EMEA
MUFG

Biography

Tarek is speaking at ESG Europe 2022.

Jean-Xavier

Jean-Xavier Hecker
Co-Head of ESG & Sustainability Research
J.P. Morgan

Biography

Jean-Xavier has spent his entire career in the field of sustainable finance, starting as a Corporate Governance analyst at Mirova (Natixis AM). In 2014, he joined Natixis CIB as a sell-side SRI / ESG analyst in London. Most recently, he was an ESG analyst at Exane BNP Paribas, where he oversaw environmental and climate related research. Since Feb 2020, Jean-Xavier serves as Co-Head of ESG & Sustainability Research within J.P. Morgan EMEA Equity Research team. He was ranked #2 among All Investment Individuals SRI & Sustainability in Extel 2019.  Since 2019, he is also a visiting professor of Sustainable Finance at HEC Paris.

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Maya Hennerkes
ESG Sector Lead, Financial Intermediaries
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Biography

Maya Hennerkes leads the ESG work of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with financial institutions and private equity funds. She promotes the integration of environmental and social risks and opportunities including climate risks in investment decisions and investment management. Maya designs and supervises environmental and social risk management and safeguard frameworks for a portfolio of over EUR 4bn new approvals per year. She also runs EBRD’s ESG training programme for financial institutions and private equity funds. Maya is a sustainable finance expert with over 15 years of experience, with previous positions at the Inter-American Development Bank Group in Washington DC and Bloomberg L.P. in London. She is a member of the Club of Rome’s Think Tank 30 and serves on the Advisory Board of SustainableFinance.Live. Maya studied economics, political science and Latin America studies in Germany and Spain and holds an Executive Masters in Public Management from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Karra, Sanghamitra

Sanghamitra Karra
Managing Director, EMEA Head of Multicultural Client Strategy
Morgan Stanley

Biography
Sanghamitra Karra is currently the EMEA Head of Multicultural Client Strategy leading the efforts on establishing the Multicultural Innovation Lab in EMEA and the efforts on Sustainability Strategy in the region.
She is a member of the Race to Action Group
Sanghamitra joined Morgan Stanley in 2007 , holding a variety of roles in Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis including for Climate Risk, Enterprise Risk Management coverage for Investment Management and Market Risk Methodology in Mumbai and London prior to the current role.
Sanghamitra has a Masters degree in statistics graduating from Indian Statistical Institute and enjoys reading and travelling.  She is currently pursing a Masters in Climate Change and Development from SOAS, University of London.
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Floske Kusse
Stakeholder Engagement Lead
ING

Biography

Floske is speaking at ESG Europe 2022.

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Maciej Lewandowski
Head of Poland Risk
NatWest Group

Biography

Maciej is a seasoned banking professional with 20+ years of experience ranging from financial control, credit risk management to corporate banking, derivatives and fixed income, combined with experience of regulatory topics and passion for tackling the climate transformation.

He joined NatWest Markets in June 2020 where he’s primarily responsible for setting up and managing risk hub to support investment banking of NatWest Group.

Before (since June 2014) he worked in ECB Banking Supervision (aka Single Supervision Mechanism – SSM) as Head of Section & Joint Supervisory Team (JST) Coordinator, responsible for consolidated supervision one of the largest banks in the Netherlands. As JST Coordinator, he led risk identification and implementation of risk-based and forward-looking Supervisory Examination Program. He took part in the start-up phase that included recruitment as well as fine-tuning of tools and processes.
Prior to the ECB, Maciej worked in various roles in a number of banks: PKO Bank Polski 2008-2014 (Head of Credit Risk Assessment Department, member of Bank’s Credit Committee, Advisor to CEO), HSBC 2008 (Head of Structured Finance) and Citi in Poland and Hungary 1996-2008 (Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives Sales, Financial Control).
Maciej has graduated from Warsaw School of Economics and holds a Master Degree in Banking and Finance. He is a speaker and panelist at conferences on risk and regulatory outlook topics.

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Maria Lombardo
Head of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance
Standard Chartered Bank

Biography

Maria heads the ESG Advisory team Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, supporting clients across the spectrum of their ESG and Sustainability requirements. Maria joined from Invesco Global Asset Management where she headed the ESG Client strategies in EMEA leading the growth of sustainability investment solutions and the set-up of the global asset manager’s climate strategy. She developed her sustainability career with CDP as global head of their investor members. Prior to that, Maria spent more than 25 years in investment banking as Managing Director, heading emerging market equities sales at UniCredit, and held previous roles at Lazard, UBS and Sberbank.

Authors of ESG thought leadership whitepapers, mentor, and contributor to industry initiatives in sustainable financing. Maria holds a CFA ESG, a diploma at Cambridge University Sustainability Leadership Institute, along with a CEMS Master and a bachelor’s degree in financial intermediaries at Bocconi University.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-lombardo/

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Nigel Milbank
Climate Programme – Senior Manager
NatWest

Biography

Nigel Milbank is a Cambridge University graduate and Chartered Accountant having trained  with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Nigel has held audit positions in Schroders and Credit Suisse as an Audit Director, following which he helped set up the Operational risk function and Product Control global assurance at Credit Suisse.

Nigel was Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk at Santander UK from 2006 to 2011 and joined RBS in 2012 to run the Group ICAAP function. He has held various stress testing delivery and improvement roles at RBS/ Natwest Group and since 2020 has been Programme Manager on the Climate Programme building climate stress capability and embedding climate financial risk management.

Peter Munro

Peter Munro
Head of Investor Relations
European Investment Bank (EIB)

Biography

Peter is speaking at ESG Europe 2022.

Andrew Newton

Andrew Newton
Executive Director, Risk Management Department
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (tbc)

Biography

Andrew is speaking at ESG Europe 2022.

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Jakub Piorkowski
Climate Change Net Zero Lead
Credit Suisse

Biography

Jakub is speaking at ESG Europe 2022.

Evgeny

Evgeny Tyurin
Head of ESG Finance
Deutsche Bank AG

Biography

Evgeny Tyurin is Head of Corporate Bank Financial Planning & Analysis and ESG Finance at Deutsche Bank. In this role he is responsible for sustainable finance reporting implementation across DB in view of upcoming regulatory requirements and on the back of DB’s own ESG volume targets. In addition to that, he manages the end-to-end financial planning process within Corporate Bank and oversees the delivery of its financial targets throughout the year. Evgeny joined Deutsche Bank in 2011 and worked in a variety of functions including Treasury and CFO office since then.

Benjamin Westwood

Benjamin Westwood
Senior Manager, Stress Testing Strategy Division
Bank of England

Biography

I joined the Bank of England in 2004 having completed an MSc. in Economics. Since then, I have worked in a variety of areas within the Bank, largely with a macroeconomic focus. I joined the Bank’s Stress Testing Strategy Division in 2015 and have been responsible for several of the Bank’s stress test publications. I led the design and running of the Bank’s 2019 Liquidity focussed exploratory scenario exercise and I am currently managing the production of the 2021 climate-risk focussed stress exercise.

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Jeremy is NatWest Markets’ Chief Risk Officer, having joined the bank in 2018. He has an extensive experience as a trader and risk manager. His roles in risk management include running regional and global market risk teams at a variety of firms including Commerzbank, UBS, Investec and Nomura, and the role of Chief Risk Officer, EMEA at Nomura since 2015. Jeremy holds a Masters in Economics Cambridge University.
Jeremy is NatWest Markets’ Chief Risk Officer, having joined the bank in 2018. He has an extensive experience as a trader and risk manager. His roles in risk management include running regional and global market risk teams at a variety of firms including Commerzbank, UBS, Investec and Nomura, and the role of Chief Risk Officer, EMEA at Nomura since 2015. Jeremy holds a Masters in Economics Cambridge University.
Søren Agergaard Andersen is the Chief Risk Officer for Nordea Asset Management, the biggest asset manager in the Nordics with more than € 250bn AuM. Søren is responsible for the overall enterprise risk function, managing an international team of risk professionals in Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg. Before joining the asset management industry, Søren held leading positions within risk in banking and pension/life insurance. One of his main priorities is to define and uphold a strong and yet flexible governance and risk framework, which can support a sound overall risk culture. Søren holds a M.A. in Mathematics and Economics and a PRM certification.
Kimberley brings more than a decade of executive leadership experience in the Governance, Risk and Compliance space, building brand recognition, thought-leadership and revenue-accelerating marketing programs at companies including Thomson Reuters, SAI Global, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Practical Law Company and Compliant. As part of her role at Aravo, Kimberley develops thought leadership content designed to help third party risk professionals benchmark their programs, share best practice, elevate their conversations to the Board, and build the business case for investment in the development of their programs. Kimberley is originally from New Zealand, and has also lived and worked in London and New York. She now lives in San Francisco, and in her spare time enjoys exploring and al fresco dining with her husband and bulldog.
Louise Waite is the Supply Chain Management & Assurance Director at Lloyds Banking Group. She leads a team of 50, delivering a group-wide approach to supplier risk assessment, supplier assurance and supplier management. Louise and her team maintain an effective Supply Chain Management framework, run a Centre of Excellence for Supplier Management and conduct hundreds of assurance reviews every year. Having spent several years in the IT and Pharmaceutical industries, Louise is enjoying her return to Financial Services where she started her Procurement career.
Jean-Francois Valette is leading Global Third Party Compliance & Risk management at eBay. Jean-Francois is responsible for enhancing eBay’s legal, risk and compliance program around all third parties impacting eBay’s operations and business activities directly or indirectly. He oversees the development and management of a third-party risk management program across the business units; engaging and supporting the management of the controls functions for the company, including Business Ethics Office, Information Security, Resiliency, Compliance investigations and reporting amongst others. Prior to joining eBay, Jean-Francois worked as the Head of Operations for Volkswagen Payments and held the roles of Head of Outsourcing and Global Third Party Compliance and Risk management for PayPal. He also held different positions in the Banking & Asset Management industry, and holds his Law and Investment Management certifications, specializing in regulatory compliance and outsourcing.
Martin Townsend will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Sean Titley will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Alex is Head of Supply Chain Risk for Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), responsible for ensuring that the supplier onboarding & management frameworks drive effective risk management and regulatory compliance. Alex has worked with LBG for 10 years, and has over 20 year experience in Sourcing and Supply Chain Risk.
An Alumni of De Monfort University & London Metropolitan University, Desmond is a seasoned Third-Party Risk Management Lead as well as a specialist in Supplier Relationship Management. He has worked both in the Public and Private sectors gaining foundational experience at London Underground over a 17 year career. He has also worked for Deutsche Bank, HSBC and now with Vodafone leading on Third Party Risk programme activities.Desmond is married with two children and enjoys travelling.
Daniel Cameron will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Dilbagh is a Partner at Fintegral and leads the firm’s UK practice. He specialises in the areas of traded risk and climate risk, helping banks to enhance their analytics capabilities to better identify, quantify and manage current and emerging risks. He has over 20 years of experience in trading, risk management and quantitative modelling at banks and hedge funds, including Credit Suisse, Man AHL and Nomura. Dilbagh holds a degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Cambridge.
Vishwas has deep international FS consulting and risk management experience across Europe, US, Middle East and SE Asia.Vishwas has led complex risk transformations for G-SIBS, challenger banks and fintechs in the UK and EMEA, focusing on prudential regulation, capital and stress testing. Vishwas has also led a number of banking authorisations, fintech and Brexit applications and has experience of helping clients deliver to regulatory expectations and their internal performance targets. Vishwas also has experience in thought leadership and eminence, having led a number of conferences, speaker sessions and panel discussions with regulators and industry participants
Charis is a Risk Management generalist with 13+ years of experience in investment and retail banking. He is currently the Chief Risk Officer of SIB (Cyprus) Ltd, Sberbank Group, where he is responsible for developing the Risk Management framework, overseeing regulatory initiatives and driving strategic projects related to risk. His interests include Fintech and innovation in Risk Management. He holds an MBA and a Master’s in Financial Mathematics. He is also a CFA charterholder and a certified Financial Risk Manager.
Stuart Burns currently has the role of Senior Technical Specialist at the PRA, working in the team reviewing and approving IRB models. He has responsibility for aspiring IRB firms. He previously ran the IRB risk weight analysis in the Annual Cyclical Scenario (ACS) stress test, challenging firms’ stressed projections and recommending capital responses. Stuart has over 20 years experience delivering credit risk, stress testing and economic capital models. This includes roles as: Head of Model Validation for S&P Europe. Head of Models for the Rainbow Business at Royal Bank of Scotland. Head of Credit Risk Methodology at Barclays Capital, where he rebuilt the team following the departure of the previous head, and managed all IRB related regulatory issues. Head of Corporate Analytics at HSBC, where he was responsible for Credit Risk Modelling and saw the bank achieve Advanced IRB status. He also introduced credit risk stress testing and economic capital. Head of Economic Capital and Model Risk Management at Standard Chartered Bank, where his responsibilities included building an offshore validation team, and coordination of stress testing across portfolios and risk types. Advanced IRB status was delivered on the strength of these areas.
Over the last 3 years, I have provided trusted advice and guidance to a variety of organisations looking to change their approach to GRC. The organisations I have worked with have often been looking to advance their approach to GRC through the use of modern, intuitive, and insightful technology. My job is to help these businesses and people with this often daunting task, and make it as seamless as possible.
Rob is responsible for New Business Sales and Account Management in EMEA. Based out of our London office, Rob helps guide organisations through the vendor evaluation process, remaining a key point of contact through the implementation process and throughout the ongoing relationship. Rob joined Riskonnect in September 2017 and has over 7 years experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance solutions helping a range or organisations from different industries including Telecommunications, Financial Services, Maritime and Infrastructure Projects, and more, evaluate, select and implement highly successful solutions.
David Cassonnet is Director of Business Development at ActiveViam, leading the creation of new solutons and use cases for the company.In his role, David ensures that the new product features developed by the company's R&D team translate into innovative and actionable use cases that deliver tangible value to the clients' business.With over twenty years of experience in financial markets, David has a double expertise in business development and solutions implementation. Previously he was Managing Director of ActiveViam in APAC where he and his consulting team were involved in several front-office and risk management projects with large local and international banks. David also held several roles at Mysis and Summit Systems.
Benjamin Westwood will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Suresh Sankaran will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Nigel Milbank is a Cambridge University graduate and Chartered Accountant having trained with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Nigel has held audit positions in Schroders and Credit Suisse as an Audit Director, following which he helped set up the Operational risk function and Product Control global assurance at Credit Suisse.Nigel was Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk at Santander UK from 2006 to 2011 and joined RBS in 2012 to run the Group ICAAP function. He has held various stress testing delivery and improvement roles at RBS/ Natwest Group and since 2020 has been Programme Manager on the Climate Programme building climate stress capability and embedding climate financial risk management.
Alistair McLeod will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Melissa Longmore will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Libor Krkoska will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Pradyumna specializes in Market Risk and Counterparty Risk with experience spanning both the Front Office and Risk Management functions at two of the largest global investment banks. In his current multi-dimensional role he is the market risk manager for JPM’s differential discounting desk, the banking book loan portfolio and also is the head of CVA stress testing. He is also involved in developing a climate risk management framework for JPM’s trading book. Outside of work, he is a bit of a musician and is working on his first album.
Jérôme Henry is Principal Adviser at the ECB, in the financial stability area. He led Quality Assurance for SSM stress tests and was a BIS fellow. Originally from the Banque de France, Mr Henry started at the ECB leading its modelling team and thereafter its projection exercise. Mr Henry has a number of research publications, eg the ECB STAMP€ e-book. An ENSAE graduate, he holds an Economics PhD and a History BA from Paris Sorbonne.
Per Hansson is a Director and Head of CCR Exposure Management within Credit Risk Management at Deutsche Bank, responsible for the bank’s IMM and pre-deal exposure models for counterparty credit risk. Per is additionally responsible for capital planning and the bank’s Pillar 2 capital model for credit risk. Previously, Per worked in Market Risk Management for Credit Trading and CVA at Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan and was also a risk manager in JP Morgan’s prime finance business. Per has an MSc in Engineering Physics from Lund University, Sweden.
Atanas Dimov will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Ashish Bansal, a certified Chartered Accountant from India, is the Head of Finance & Regulatory Reporting in Union Bank of India (UK) Limited. In his 8 years of industry know-how, his range of experiences span from application of operational aspect of conventions at grassroot, to administering and formulating policy blueprints at the executive stratum. His in-depth technical understanding of banking products and demonstrated cognizance of RBI’s as well as Bank of England’s regulatory governance, adds to his industry’s proficiency.
Yingbo Bai currently heads up the global valuation methodologies team at UBS, where he is also a D&I ambassador . Previously, he worked in a number of quantitative roles at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan, after starting his career at CICC. Yingbo graduated from Oxford University with MSc in Mathematical Finance and London Business School with Masters in Finance, with undergraduate at Tsinghua University.
Sean Titley will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Member of the Fraud Leadership Team across Natwest for 5 years; previous fraud prevention responsibilities have covered various products, customer journeys and fraud typologies. Currently accountable for the overall prevention and strategy of First Party Fraud (covering onbook, mules and application fraud)Previous roles include Operations Manager for Debt Management and Head of Customer Experience for Ulster Bank.
Praveen Singh will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Gary Savill is Head of Enterprise Risk for Saga Group and has over 12 years of extensive risk management expertise, working previously in general and medical insurance for AXA UK for 10 years and as Deputy Head of Operations for Sanlam Investment Management for 4 years. Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant, qualifying whilst working for Nestle UK and is also a Specialist member of the IRM and member of the Institute of Management.
Alex Rothwell will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Andrea Pozzi will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Ozgur Ozel will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Vikas Munshi will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Diane Menville will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Maciej is a seasoned banking professional with 20+ years of experience ranging from financial control, credit risk management to corporate banking, derivatives and fixed income, combined with experience of regulatory topics and passion for tackling the climate transformation. He joined NatWest Markets in June 2020 where he’s primarily responsible for setting up and managing risk hub to support investment banking of NatWest Group. Before (since June 2014) he worked in ECB Banking Supervision (aka Single Supervision Mechanism – SSM) as Head of Section & Joint Supervisory Team (JST) Coordinator, responsible for consolidated supervision one of the largest banks in the Netherlands. As JST Coordinator, he led risk identification and implementation of risk-based and forward-looking Supervisory Examination Program. He took part in the start-up phase that included recruitment as well as fine-tuning of tools and processes. Prior to the ECB, Maciej worked in various roles in a number of banks: PKO Bank Polski 2008-2014 (Head of Credit Risk Assessment Department, member of Bank’s Credit Committee, Advisor to CEO), HSBC 2008 (Head of Structured Finance) and Citi in Poland and Hungary 1996-2008 (Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives Sales, Financial Control). Maciej has graduated from Warsaw School of Economics and holds a Master Degree in Banking and Finance. In 2020 he graduated from University of Edinburgh Climate Change Transformation Program. He is a speaker and panelist at conferences on risk and regulatory outlook topics.