RISK EMEA

12th ANNUAL RISK EMEA 2023

14-15 June, 2023 | London

BUSINESS STRATEGY
Adapting business strategy within a changing environment

MARKET EVENTS
Reviewing preparedness for past market events and how to anticipate future events

EMERGING RISKS
Monitoring emerging risks on the horizon and developing effective mitigation strategies

RESILIENCE
Fit for the future: How resilient is your bank?


Digital Transformation | AI & Machine Learning | Technology | ESG | Net Zero | CBDC | Cryptocurrency | Data Governance | Risk Identification

Plus much more…


Cyber Risk | Ransomware | Climate Risk | Fraud | Reputation Risk | Risk Appetite | Operational Resilience | People Risk | Vendor Risk

Plus much more…


Market Risk | Macro Economic View | Interest Rates | Credit Risk | Climate Stress Test | Liquidity Risk | Capital Frameworks | Stress Testing | FRTB

Plus much more…

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Jeremy Arnold
Chief Risk Officer
NatWest Markets

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David Glendinning
Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk UK
Société Générale

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Jean Meyer
Chief Risk Officer
BNP Paribas Asset Management

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Katey Neate
Chief Risk Officer, Asset Servicing and Digital
BNY Mellon

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Jeff Simmons
Chief Risk Officer
MUFG Securities (Europe) N.V.

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Fabrice Brossart
Chief Risk Officer, General Insurance and International
AIG

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Hanna Sarraf
Chief Risk Officer
Starling International

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Sophie Dupre-Echeverria
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
GIB Asset Management

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Nicola Crawford
Chief Risk Officer
National Bank of Kuwait

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Mark Chaplin
UK Life Chief Risk Officer
Aviva Plc

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Fabrice Brossart
Chief Risk Officer, General Insurance and International
AIG

Biography

Fabrice Brossart is the Chief Risk Officer for AIG International General Insurance and oversees AIG’s risk management function in 80+ territories outside North America, ensuring these operations have a risk management system proportionate to their exposures and in line with local regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

Since joining AIG in 2011, Fabrice has led eight Solvency II internal model approval projects, played a key role in AIG’s response to Brexit and the development of the Group’s capital model. More recently he has focussed on resilience post pandemic, conduct and culture, climate risk and cyber risk. He is a member of AIG’s Executive Diversity Council.

An alumnus of France’s Ecole Polytechnique, Fabrice holds actuarial qualifications in France and the UK. Fabrice was named CRO of the year by InsuranceERM in 2018.

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Mark Chaplin
UK Life Chief Risk Officer
Aviva Plc

Biography
Mark has been the Chief Risk Officer for Aviva’s UK Life business since 2017 and has previously been the Chief Risk Officer for Aviva’s UK General Insurance business and for Aviva’s internal reinsurance vehicles. Mark also led Aviva’s recovery and resolution planning when Aviva was first designated a Global Systemically Important Insurer and served four years on the Board of Aviva Italia Holdings. Prior to joining Aviva in 2010, Mark had 15 years of insurance consulting experience in the UK and a wide range of international markets for Willis Towers Watson.
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Cecilia Gejke
Chief Risk Officer
Private Banking Institution

Biography

Cecilia Gejke has a background in Material Physics and renewable energy sources prior to joining the world of Finance. Cecilia has held various leadership roles within Risk Management and capital & liquidity management at financial institutions both in London and Europe, gaining a broad experience across investment, retail and private banking products and cultures. Cecilia has a proven track record of designing and delivering efficient risk management frameworks to drive business performance.

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David Glendinning
Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk UK
Société Générale

Biography
David Glendinning is the UK Head of Risk. With Société Générale since 2004, David was previously Head of Group Credit Risk Provisioning. He began his career in Internal Audit and Inspection.
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Ebbe Negenman
Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Board
Knab

Biography

Ebbe Negenman is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of Knab. As a member of the executive board of Knab is co-responsible for the management of the bank. He has over 20 year’s of experience in risk management. Till 2017 Ebbe worked as Head of Regulatory Risk at ABN Amro and was highly involved in the innovation of the sector. Till 2010 Ebbe was employed as a Managing Director Risk Management at ING Bank in Amsterdam and was several years based in the Real Estate division, and in Hong Kong where he had responsibility for the Asia Pacific region. He started his career at the Dutch merchant bank MeesPierson in the market risk management area. Ebbe has two MSc’s (mathematics and econometrics) and a PhD in Operations Research and considers the ability to learn faster than your competitors as the only sustainable competitive advantage. He therefore made learning a way of living.

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Hanna Sarraf
Chief Risk Officer
Starling International

Biography

Hanna Sarraf is a seasoned risk executive, with over twenty years’ experience in leading and implementing risk management frameworks that deliver effective results in the financial services industry. He is currently the Chief Risk Officer at Starling International and was previously the Group Chief Risk Officer at Bankmed, a regional corporate, retail and private banking organisation with operations across the EMEA region. Prior to joining Bankmed, Hanna was the Head of Risk Strategy at Bank of Ireland Group and previously held senior risk and regulatory management consulting roles at KPMG, Accenture and Ernst & Young in the UK and globally.

Hanna holds a Specialised Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and an MSc in Finance from Dauphine University in France. He has authored many articles on financial risk management and is a frequent speaker at leading UK and international conferences.

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Jeff Simmons
Chief Risk Officer
MUFG Securities (Europe) N.V.

Biography

Jeff Simmons joined MUFG Bank in June 2014 as the Head of Enterprise Risk, tasked with creating the function. He has been involved intensively with the enhancement of the Risk Management framework in MUFG Bank (Europe). This has involved him in the formation of an Enterprise Risk function in Amsterdam tasked with delivering the full range of regulatory submissions. In April 2018 he transitioned to MUFG Securities to become involved in the Brexit project. In this capacity he is the CRO for MUFG Securities (Europe) N.V. the Dutch subsidiary of MUFG Securities (EMEA).

Prior to joining the bank he spent some 20 years specializing in best practice Risk Management including Market Risk, Credit Risk, Risk Model Validation and Regulatory Risk consulting. As well as have line management responsibilities in various institutions he has also gained extensive experience in implementing Risk Management frameworks from both a technical and operating model based perspective.

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Mehregan Ameri
Senior CBDC Specialist
Bank of England

Biography

Mehregan Ameri is a Senior Central Bank Digital Currency Specialist at the Bank of England, working on the economics of CBDCs. Prior to this, she worked at the Financial Conduct Authority with a focus on the regulation of the payment sector. Mehregan’s research is on the redistributive impact of monetary policy, with an interest in financial inclusion. She has previously worked at Goldman Sachs

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Sucharita Banerjee Lodha
Head of Governance and Reporting/Chief of Staff, ERM
AIG

Biography

Sucharita Banerjee Lodha is the Head of General Insurance International Operational Risk and Governance, ERM . She has held various operational risk management positions within GI International supporting effective roll out of operational risk management tools and concepts within Claims, Finance, Operations and shared service centres. She has led teams across Business Consulting, Outsourcing Risk management, Offshore Development Centers, Technology and Risk Management. She has a proven track record of managing global teams and leading regulatory change initiatives. Sucharita holds an MBA from London Business School and an MS in Quality Management from Birla Institute of technology. She is also a six sigma Black belt and has a B.tech in Information Technology. She chose non-financial risk management as a career to pursue her passion for healthy risk culture in organizations. She has worked with Deloitte, American Express, Tata Consultancy Services in her professional career. She has worked with consulting and Financial services firms in India, the US and is currently based in London, UK.  Sucharita is also the chair of Gender Equality Matters Employee resource group in AIG.

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John Bree
Chief Evangelist & Chief Risk Officer
Supply Wisdom

Biography

John Bree is Chief Evangelist & Chief Risk Officer with Supply Wisdom, the industry-leading patented solution for Real-Time and Continuous Risk Intelligence & Monitoring of Third Parties and Locations. Prior to joining Supply Wisdom, John held senior positions in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London for Citi and Deutsche Bank covering corporate, investment, commercial and consumer banking internal and vendor operations. John is a member of the Shared Assessments US and UK Steering Committees and Co-Chair of the Financial Industry Vertical Strategy Group. He has authored numerous articles and blogs on Third-Party Risk Management and Governance in the Digital era.

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Leanne Bridges
Head of Intelligent Control
Nationwide Building Society

Biography

I lead Intelligent Control at Nationwide with a focus on the development and delivery of Analytics capabilities that enable Risk and Control analysis and reporting.

Aligned to Agile ways of working, Intelligent Control seeks to ‘shift left’ the identification of risk and the embedding of Control into our systems, services and tools supporting ‘control by design’ and enabling Continuous Controls Monitoring and Continuous Assurance.

We’re also looking at Control Automation and the use of AI and Machine Learning to detect and prevent incident and issues, providing further intelligence and insight and enriching our understanding of the control environment.

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Gianluca Cantalupi
Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Risk
Credit Suisse

Biography

Gianluca is the Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Risk at Credit Suisse. He protects the bank via a global framework of consistent risk appetite and governance processes, also by assessing and managing environmental and social risks with which the Bank could be associated through the provision of financial services to clients. Within Credit Suisse, he previously headed the Enterprise Risk function for International Wealth Management and Credit Portfolio Management team for UK Investment Banking entities.

Gianluca also covered a Senior Financial Engineer role at Algorithmics, leading projects on Market, Credit and Liquidity Risk.

Gianluca started his career as a strategist/trader for FCT Group in 2006, just in time to experience some of the 2008 volatility where he learnt first-hand the importance of holistic risk management.

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Magdalena Chociej
Model Risk Expert
ING

Biography

Magda is a Model Risk Manager @ ING Group, with over six years’ experience in modelling and Data Science and two years’ experience in Model Risk Management. Magda has a background in Mathematics and Computer Science. As Model Risk Manager she ensures Model Risk oversight for Analytics & Business Support models. Besides this Magda is a member of ING AI expert group and Polish Professional Women Association in the Netherlands.

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Aruna Costa
VP Customer Experience
Elliptic

Biography

Aruna leverages her deep experience as a practitioner in financial crime and fraud to advise Elliptic’s customers on the evolving risks and regulatory requirements for cryptoassets.  With a decade in traditional forensic investigations, financial crime prevention, and compliance at Kroll and EY, Aruna applies real-world experience when guiding customers on how to best use Elliptic’s crypto AML software and services.

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Jim Devern
Sales Manager
Mirai ALM Tool

Biography

Jim began his career in treasury and ALM at several banks in his native mid-Atlantic region of the US.  Over a ten year period working in the industry he served as ALCO secretary and implemented new technology, processes and IRR measurement for one of the fastest growing banks in the US at that time.  He later spent more than ten years as a consultant helping banks all over the world improve their ways of looking at risk.  Jim believes now is the time that technology is set to become the enabler of better outcomes.

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Parsa Ghaffari
CEO and Founder
AYLIEN ltd

Biography

Parsa Ghaffari is the CEO and founder of AYLIEN, a Market and Risk Intelligence FinTech with major clients such as Wells Fargo, IHS Markit, Revolut, and Fidelity who rely on AYLIEN’s platform to convert the world’s news data into a rich, reliable, and real-time source of information for identifying risks and opportunities.

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Kyle Gibbons
Managing Director, Europe
Confirmation, a part of Thomson Reuters

Biography

Kyle Gibbons is Managing Director, Europe for Confirmation, a part of Thomson Reuters. He previously trained as an auditor at Grant Thornton and is a regular speaker on the topics of technology and fraud risk across accounting and finance.

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Freddy Gielen
Reply
Avantage Reply

Biography

As Executive Partner (Financial Services) at Reply, Freddy is focused on enabling change within our financial services clients by leveraging Reply’s strong ‘technology and innovation DNA’ (e.g., Mobile, IoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Data & Advanced Analytics) and deep financial services industry experience.

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Francis Gross
Senior Adviser
European Central Bank

Biography

Francis Gross is Senior Adviser in the Directorate General Statistics of the European Central Bank.
Francis’ main interest lies in developing vision, conceptual design and strategy for sustainable digitalisation of the economy, with a focus on effective measurement. His immediate aim is to design and drive concrete, feasible measures with transformational power, e.g. global, public-good digital infrastructure to make the system adequately measurable and more efficient. Starting in 2006 he initiated the movement that led to the G20-backed Global Legal Entity Identifier System, where he serves on the Regulatory Oversight Committee.
Before joining the ECB in 2001, Francis spent fifteen years in automotive, eight at Mercedes, working on globalisation.
He holds an engineering degree from École Centrale, Paris, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK
In his free time, Francis coaches athletes for javelin throwing, including the current decathlon world champion.

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Will Heffernan
Director of Technical Services
CIMCON Software (UK) Ltd

Biography

Will Heffernan is Director of Technical Operations in CIMCON’s London offices. In his role, Will is responsible for implementing CIMCON’s EUC risk governance solutions in financial enterprises across Europe and the Far East.  Having previously worked with Business Intelligence solutions and ERP Software companies and having over 25 years of experience, he has a wide depth of knowledge across multiple industries.  Will uses this expertise to ensure that the CIMCON tools deliver the required outcomes to customers whilst delivering value through efficiency, and satisfy the customer’s business and regulatory needs.

With 25 years of experience, CIMCON is the market leader in providing End User Computing (EUC) and Model Risk Governance solutions for spreadsheets and Alteryx/Python/R/SQL file types that cover the entire EUC life cycle withing Inventory, Discovery, Monitoring and Data Integrity modules.  CIMCON’s EUC Insight platform is used by 600 customers in 30 countries for compliance with SOX, Stress Testing, Solvency II and other regulations.

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Farooq Gulzar
UK Chief Risk Officer
UBS AM

Biography

Farooq has been with UBS since June 2020. He previously held various senior positions in Investment Risk at Fidelity International and Royal London Asset Management. He spent close to a decade in managing hedge fund Investment Risk at Tudor Investment Corporation and City Financial. He started his risk career in the Investment Banking space, at Royal Bank of Scotland, Lehman Brothers and finally Nomura before transitioning to the alternative’s arena.

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Amit Inamdar
Director, Risk Management
Evalueserve

Biography

Amit has 15 years of experience in risk management, regulatory advisory, and big data analytics in the banking and insurance sector. He has worked on numerous assignments including model development and validation in the areas of pricing and regulatory risk models.

Before joining Evalueserve, Amit worked with firms such as RBS, S&P, KPMG, and J.P. Morgan. Amit has a master’s degree in business administration, with a specialization in finance. He has also a master’s degree in technology from IIT Bombay, India.

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Svetlana Kardan
Group Head of IRRBB,
HSBC

Biography

Svetlana is a strategic and transformational leader, working for HSBC since February 2013.

Svetlana is an experienced Treasury professional with over 20 years of practical experience in the Interest Rate Risk in the Banking book, ALM modelling, Funds Transfer Pricing, FX risk, Stress testing, Hedging and Liquidity risk management.

As Group Head of IRRBB, her responsibilities also include leading Global Treasury IBOR transition.

She is passionate about transformation, strategic solutions and people development.

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Libor Krkoska
Deputy Head, Country Strategy
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Biography

Libor Krkoška has been Deputy Director, Country Strategy at the EBRD since November 2018. He joined the EBRD in 1997, initially working in the Chief Economist Office and then as the Head of Office in Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Cyprus. Before coming to the EBRD, Libor was a researcher in the Economic Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences from 1994, and, prior to that, worked for Česka Pojistovna, the largest Czech insurance company. Libor holds a Ph.D. in Economics from CERGE-EI in Prague, was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained a Masters degree in Mathematics from Charles University in Prague.

 

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Amit Lakhani
Head of IT Risk, TPRM and Fraud Risk Management for CIB
BNP Paribas

Biography

Amit Lakhani has varied experiences in managing operational risks at organisations of all sizes. He started his career working as a consultant with Accenture where he developed and deployed multi-million dollar programmes involving compliance and risk elements, especially information security and cyber risks. Further, Amit worked at large multinational organisations in his role at KPMG driving strategic decision-making, investments and risk reduction programmes.

In his current role, Amit looks after IT risks, third party/vendor risk management and fraud risks across the Corporate and Institutional Banking division for BNP Paribas. Increasingly, he is converging the management of all such transversal operational risk topics into Operational Resilience and therefore OpRes is becoming a key priority for him. He has been a key contributor to the CIB OpRes programme and provided oversight and supervision on the topic through his second line of defence role.

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Maciej Lewandowski
Head of Risk Poland
NatWest

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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Steve Lindo
Course Designer and Lecturer
Columbia University M.Sc. in Enterprise Risk Management

Biography

Steve Lindo is a financial risk manager with over 30 years’ experience managing risks in ALM, funding, banking and trading portfolios. In addition to his role as Lecturer and Course Designer in Columbia University’s MSc in Enterprise Risk Management program, he is currently Principal of SRL Advisory Services, an independent consulting firm specializing in risk governance, education and strategy, and Co-Principal of Intelligent Risk Management LLC, an executive education and advisory partnership using analytical methods pioneered by the CIA. Mr. Lindo is a regular presenter at conferences, webinar host and author of risk management articles and case studies.

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Louise Macdonald
Manager
Avantage Reply

Biography

Louise is a programme lead, specialising in change and transformation, including cultural and behavioural change, business strategy, business and process optimization and business and market analysis. Louise has a passion for the Environment and Sustainability. She combines leadership and board experience within the financial industry, delivering projects in-house alongside multiple years of consultancy experience, implementing change and improvement programmes.

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Stephane Malrait
Head of Market Structure & Innovation
ING Bank NV

Biography

Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of market structure and innovation for Financial Markets at ING Bank. Stephane is working with advocacy groups, policy makers and regulators to follow market structure and industry challenges impacting the financial market industry. He is also leading innovation activities in the capital market space within ING and developing external partnership with Fintech companies. He actively contributes in industry working groups to represent ING Bank.

Stéphane joined ING in 2015 to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop the financial market group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Before joining ING, Stephane spent eight years at Société Générale, where he was Global Head of FIC eCommerce, creating an eCommerce business covering credit, rates, money market, emerging market and FX. Prior to this, Stéphane worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years, serving in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross-asset eCommerce technology and was based in London and New York.

Stephane has a strong background in financial markets and understands the need for continued technological development to drive positive change in trading and market structure workflows. He is leading ING Financial Market innovation strategy and working on the implementation of financial regulations that will impact the clients trading activity and transform how trading floor operates.

Stephane is also an advisor or board member for several Fintech initiatives and trading associations in Fixed income and FX. Since 2005 he has been active with the ACI Financial Market Association – an international non-profit organisation that represents the interests of market professionals in foreign exchange and money markets. He chairs the ACI FX committee since 2010 and joined ACI FMA board in 2020. He is also an active member of the ECB FX contact group and co-chair the BIS Global FX code of conduct Algo and TCA sub-group.

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Mauricio Masondo
Managing Director
Citi

Biography

Mauricio Masondo is the Head of Wholesale Credit Portfolio Management, part of in-business Institutional Credit Management division at Citi.

Mauricio is a Senior Credit Officer and has worked in Sao Paulo, London, New York, and Seoul, across different businesses and functions. He’s currently leading the build-out of the Portfolio Management function working closely with the Risk Management organization.

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Nicolae Mera
Head of EMEA Market Risk Analytics
Morgan Stanley

Biography

Nicolae is the EMEA Head of Market Risk Analytics at Morgan Stanley, leading model development for regulatory and risk management models for market risk. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2018 Nicolae has led the Quantitative Risk & Capital Strategies team within the risk methodology team at Credit Suisse and has held positions in proprietary trading (systematic trading) and academia (computational fluid dynamics research). Nicolae holds a PhD in applied mathematics and has over 15 years’ experience in quantitative modelling as applied to market risk, systematic trading, applied mathematics and engineering.

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Jean Meyer
Chief Risk Officer
BNP Paribas Asset Management

Biography

Jean Meyer started his career at BNP Paribas in 2005 in the market risk / model risk area for Equity Derivatives. He moved to Japan in 2007 to carry over various position in the market risk / model risk / counterparty risk field. In 2013, he became Head of market risk / counterparty risk for North Asia / Asia (depending on assets classes). He then became Chief Risk Officer for Japan in 2015, moved back to Hong-Kong in 2018 to become head of Operational Risk for APAC. After 14 years in Asia, he moved back to France to become Chief Risk Officer for BNP Paribas Asset Management.

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Andrew Mackay
Global Head of Model Risk Framework
Deutsche Bank

Biography

Andrew is Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Model Risk Framework, having joined the bank in 2019.  He has nearly 20 years’ experience in Finance, including 14 years in model risk, having briefly been an army officer, English teacher and derivatives trader, before joining RBS and ultimately heading up a variety of local and remote teams at RBS, including as the Group Head of Model Risk Strategy.

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Dr Stephen Moody
General Manager, Banking Solutions
causaLens

Biography

Dr Stephen Moody leads the Banking Solutions team at causaLens, the pioneers of Causal AI. Stephen has 20 years of experience developing analytical technologies for financial services and government organisations with notable positions as Chief Innovation Officer at Symphony Ayasdi AI, Solutions Director at Simility-Paypal, ThreatMetrix-Lexis Nexis, and Head of Financial Crime Products at Detica-BAE Systems. Stephen holds a PhD in Astrophysics from Cambridge University, UK.

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Katey Neate
Chief Risk Officer Asset Servicing and Digital
BNY Mellon

Biography

Katey Neate is a Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Asset Servicing & Digital at BNY Mellon. In this capacity, she is responsible for the oversight and challenge of the Bank’s biggest business, from strategy to product development and change management. Additionally, she leads all risk and compliance activities for the enterprise in the digital assets space, including the design and implementation of an enterprise risk framework, and global regulatory engagement. Leveraging her extensive risk management expertise, Katey collaborates across all regions and functions, including operations, product and relationship management, to support BNY Mellon’s development of market-leading digital asset capabilities.

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Atul Vashistha
Chairman and CEO
Supply Wisdom

Biography

Atul is a serial entrepreneur with a deep expertise around the intersection of technology, global supply chain and risk management. He is a Founding Advisory Board member of IAOP and Shared Assessments and has served on both boards since their founding. Atul also had the distinguished honor of serving on the US Department of Defense Business Board for over 12 years. Atul is the founder of Supply Wisdom and is the visionary behind RiskBoard.org and CRO Wisdom, both peer wisdom endeavors with the intention of elevating risk management and risk careers.

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Isabelle Young
ESG Credit Director
Lloyds Banking Group

Biography

Isabelle Young is an ESG Credit Director at Lloyds Banking Group, focusing on the identification and articulation of key ESG risks and opportunities, at a portfolio and sector level, using this knowledge to develop strategy, policy and appetite. She has been with Lloyds Banking Group for 7 years, across a diverse range of roles including Relationship Management, Markets, Credit and Risk, specialising in recent years on Private Equity clients.

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Michal Antoniak
Cyber Security Consulting Manager
Comarch

Biography

Michal has graduated Warsaw Technical University, with a degree of Master of Science in Microelectronics. He as well holds an MBA diploma in management from the Warsaw Technical University School of Business.

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Jeremy Arnold
Chief Risk Officer
NatWest Markets

Biography

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.

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Gilles Artaud
Head of Group Model Risk Audit
Credit Agricole Group

Biography

Gilles Artaud has been working in investment banking since last century, where he held various positions within Quant, Front Office, IT and Risk Department, working all along on many models, quant developing, managing, validating them, making sure their risks are adequately managed. He’s now in charge for the 3rd line of defence of Model Risk Audit for Group Inspection in Group Crédit Agricole SA, dealing with transformation of risk induced by new models, framework, market and business evolutions, new fields of modelisation and compliance with ever-increasing regulations.

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Fabrice Brossart
Chief Risk Officer, General Insurance and International
AIG

Biography

Fabrice Brossart is the Chief Risk Officer for AIG International General Insurance and oversees AIG’s risk management function in 80+ territories outside North America, ensuring these operations have a risk management system proportionate to their exposures and in line with local regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

Since joining AIG in 2011, Fabrice has led eight Solvency II internal model approval projects, played a key role in AIG’s response to Brexit and the development of the Group’s capital model. More recently he has focussed on resilience post pandemic, conduct and culture, climate risk and cyber risk. He is a member of AIG’s Executive Diversity Council.

An alumnus of France’s Ecole Polytechnique, Fabrice holds actuarial qualifications in France and the UK. Fabrice was named CRO of the year by InsuranceERM in 2018.

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Adrian Burbanks
Deputy General Manager
Agricultural Bank of China Limited, London Branch

Biography

Adrian has over 35 years of experience in International Finance, specializing in Risk Management and business strategy. His career included 12 years working in Japan and has encompassed roles with major investment banks and other international financial institutions managing teams across Europe and in the US. His product experience includes Real Estate, Emerging Markets, Capital Markets, Structured Derivatives and International Finance. In his current role he is responsible for overseeing the risk and compliance functions at Agricultural Bank of China’s London Branch where he holds SM4 regulatory responsibilities.

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Yulia Chugueva
Head of Operational Risk
Banca Intesa

Biography

Yulia is Head of operational risk at the Bank Intesa, Intesa Sanpaolo Group. She has over 15 years of experience of operational risk management, including business continuity, legal and reputational risk management. Yulia’s particular focus is building risk frameworks from scratch. Previously she worked for Belgian KBC Group, American Express group, International Compliance Association, UK and VTB Group (Africa) and National Clearing Center, MOEX group. Yulia holds ISO 31000 Risk Management and BS ISO 22301:2012 Business continuity management certificates.

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Paul Coady
Global Head of AFC People, Education & Culture
Deutsche Bank

Biography

Paul Coady has nearly 25-years’ experience in global financial services.  He has worked in Dublin, London and New York and has led significant compliance and financial crime operations and transformation across the U.K., North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  His particular area of focus as a practitioner and a speaker is on how organisations can pragmatically influence compliance, conduct and culture.  Paul has held senior roles as the Business Ethics, Policies & Training Manager for Allied Irish Bank, Global Chief Compliance Officer for DBRS Credit Rating Agency and Group Head of Compliance Policy & Learning for Barclays and is currently the Global Head of AFC People, Education & Culture for Deustche Bank.

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Nicola Crawford
Chief Risk Officer
National Bank of Kuwait International

Biography

Highly accomplished / qualified Board-Level Global Risk & Compliance Leader with CRO/Head of Risk experience. Responsible for designing, driving and implementing enterprise risk management frameworks from strategy, data, operations and technology perspective, prudential risk, compliance and operational business change to minimise corporate and commercial risk across multiple portfolios from small scalable businesses to multi-billion-dollar organisations across banking, healthcare, energy, government, asset/wealth managers and insurers (Life and GI).

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Sophie Dupre-Echeverria
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
GIB Asset Management

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.

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Ionela Emmett
Head of Fraud & AML Investigations Manager UK, Compliance Group
Commerzbank AG

Biography

With over 10 years of experience in the financial crime field including fraud investigations and AML, Ionela is currently a leading the Compliance Investigation team and acts as a Financial Crime Advisor at Commerzbank, managing complex investigations across different business platforms. She previously worked in a similar role at Citibank NA. Ionela is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has also trained with the Analysis Training Unit at Greater Manchester Police. Ionela’s particular specialty is investigations into the utilisation of complex corporate networks for financial crime purposes.

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Tom Garrubba
Vice President
Shared Assessments

Biography

Tom Garrubba, Senior Director at Shared Assessments, is a nationally recognized subject matter expert, lecturer, and blogger on third party risk, and is the head instructor for their Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) program. An active blogger for the Huffington Post on business risk, he’s blogged on various industry websites including Government Health IT and ISACA. Previously, Tom was Senior Privacy Manager at CVS Health where he instituted and managed their third party assessments program for all proprietary data. Tom has over 15 years of experience in IT security, privacy, audit, and compliance in various industries and public consulting.

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John Keogan
Head, Fraud Risk – Internal Fraud Prevention
Standard Chartered Bank

Biography

John has spent his career fighting fraud across multiple sectors, working within both Fraud Investigations and Fraud Risk Advisory. An active member of the Anti-Fraud community, John supports Fraud Risk Reduction via his drive for greater collaboration between risk professionals, enhanced awareness of emerging risks, and the blended use of digital and analogue tools. John is currently the Head of Internal Fraud Risk Prevention at Standard Chartered Bank.

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Amit Lakhani
Head of IT Risk, TPRM and Fraud Risk Management for CIB
BNP Paribas

Biography

Amit Lakhani has varied experiences in managing operational risks at organisations of all sizes. He started his career working as a consultant with Accenture where he developed and deployed multi-million dollar programmes involving compliance and risk elements, especially information security and cyber risks. Further, Amit worked at large multinational organisations in his role at KPMG driving strategic decision-making, investments and risk reduction programmes.

In his current role, Amit looks after IT risks, third party/vendor risk management and fraud risks across the Corporate and Institutional Banking division for BNP Paribas. Increasingly, he is converging the management of all such transversal operational risk topics into Operational Resilience and therefore OpRes is becoming a key priority for him. He has been a key contributor to the CIB OpRes programme and provided oversight and supervision on the topic through his second line of defence role.

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Tim Le Mare
Director, Integrated Risk
Workiva

Biography

Tim is a CMIIA and QIAL internal audit professional, with a 20-year career in internal audit and risk that includes leading a significant internal audit transformation project leading the migration of 10 separate internal audit teams to a single unified technology platform. Tim specialises in the use of tools and technology to optimise internal audit processes.

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Gary Lynam
Director of Advisory
Protecht

Biography

Gary leads the Protecht Advisory function in EMEA. Responsible for thought leadership and oversight of customer delivery. Background in financial services, predominantly risk consulting.

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Carlos Martin
Executive Director – CIB Markets Operational Risk Management
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Biography

Carlos Martin FRM Msc BBA is an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Global Head of CIB Markets Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities Operatonal Risk Management. He has 25 years’ industry experience having previously worked at Morgan Stanley, CIBC, BNP Paribas, UBS, RBS NatWest Markets and EY in roles across Trading, Technology, Finance, Market Risk, Operational Risk and Audit.

Carlos collaborates with the Council for International Securities and Investment (CISI), the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He is a certified Financial Risk Manager, holds a Master of Science in Finance by the University of Syracuse, New York, a Bachelor of Business Administration by the Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, and Academic Qualifications in Economics, Computer Programming, Market Risk and Operational Risk.

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Anne McGowan
Head of Supplier Management, Governance & Risk
Lloyds Banking Group

Biography

Anne is Head of IT Supplier Management , Governance and Risk at Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), leading a team of 35 Supplier Managers to support the delivery of the Group’s Technology Strategy.

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Vikas Munshi
Enterprise Security Architect
ING Bank

Biography

Vikas is a cyber security professional, a banker, and a creative technologist with over two decades of IT security experience. Currently Vikas works for the global CISO office of ING where he is architecting the future security state of Workplace and DevOps. Besides work, Vikas is into long walks with his Siberian Husky with whom he shares a deep fascination for the wonders of Nature.

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Jayaraj Puthanveedu
Managing Director – Cyber & Technology Risk/Group Operational Risk Management
BNP Paribas

Biography

Jayaraj is a seasoned cyber and risk executive, having held various senior roles in financial services sector. He is currently with BNP Parias, where he is responsible for multiple Operational risk and resilience topics such as Cyber, Fraud, IT Resilience, Third Party Tech risk , crisis management etc. In the past he held technical and leadership roles in cyber, tech risk and operational risk areas with Deutsche Bank, Northern Trust and Goldman Sachs.

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Hugo Ramirez
Operational Risk and Third-Party Management Senior Audit Specialist
BBVA New York

Biography

Mr. Ramirez holds a Master Degree in Financial Engineering (2001) a Bachelor Degree in International Trade (1993) both from Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico). He carries a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (IIA), and is a Certify Regulatory Vendor Program Manager. Hugo is a graduate of the Executive Program at UT Austin McCombs School of Business, he also graduated in Leadership and Top Executive Development Programs at the Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe (Mexico).

Joined the BBVA group in 1989 and started his auditing career at the bank on 1993 (29 years of Audit experience). Hugo carried several positions at BBVA Mexico during 17 years (e.g. Divisional Audit Subdirector, State Audit Director, Regional Audit Group-Manager and Divisional Audit Consultant).

Successively, Hugo continued his career at BBVA US in 2006 appointed as Chief Audit Executive of BBVA Bancomer USA (formerly California based Valley Bank); He later become Head of the Fraud Auditing Division at BBVA Compass (2010) -now PNC-, Chief Audit Executive at BBVA Puerto Rico (2012); after the sold of the affiliate in PR (2013,) Hugo was appointed SVP Corporate Assurance Director and went back to the US focusing in the enactment of a Three Lines of defence integrated structure for all BBVA US entities.

In 2017 Hugo become BBVA US IA Operational and Vendor Management Risk Champion as part of the IT auditing division. For the following three years Mr. Ramirez was leading audit engagements under the Agile structure as SVP Corporate Assurance Director and Agile Senior Audit Project Manager. In October of 2021, after BBVA USA was acquired by PNC, Hugo was asked to joined the new BBVA US IA team based in New York which is responsible of auditing the group of entities that BBVA S.A. (Spain) maintained in the US after the closing of the sale to PNC.

Currently Hugo is the responsible of the Risk Assessment, Planning Execution, Continuous Assesment and acts as the firs point of contact regarding all audits/projects involving Operational Risk and Third-Party Risk management in the US.

In 2013 Hugo Ramirez was the recipient of the BBVA US Pinnacle Club Award, the company’s highest employee performance honor.

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Gary Savill
Head of Enterprise Risk
SAGA

Biography

Gary Savill is Head of Enterprise Risk for Saga Group since 2018 working previously in AXA UK for 10 years as Head of Operational Risk and as Deputy Head of Operations for Sanlam Investment Management prior to that.  Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant and is also a Specialist member of the IRM and member of the Institute of Management.

Gary has extensive experience of risk management frameworks, people risk, Solvency II, control assurance, risk appetite, conduct risk, risk culture, third party risk oversight and building high performance teams.  He has a particular interest in psychology and decision making.

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Sean Titley
Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk
Metro Bank

Biography

Sean has over 25 years of experience in Risk Management across disciplines, including Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Credit Risk, Strategic Risk and Front Office Supervision. He is a passionate advocate for the furtherance of Operational Risk as a discipline, co-authoring papers and acting as a speaker and panellist at many external events.

Sean has held Director level roles at a number of organisations, both on a consultancy and permanent basis. He is currently Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk at Metro Bank, running a growing team responsible for the Bank’s overall risk management framework and approach to Operational Risk from a second line perspective. This includes liaison with the PRA and FCA and making ongoing enhancements to the Bank’s approach to risk appetite, governance and embedding a strong risk culture across the three lines of defence. Sean has been integral to a transformation in the Bank’s approach, including putting in place a new Risk Taxonomy, Bank Risk Report, approach to RCSA, Control Testing, Operational Risk losses and Scenario Analysis as well as setting up a new Operational Risk Oversight Committee, which he chairs. His team is working closely with the first line on approaches to Operational Resilience, Third Party Risk Management and the management of People, Change, Data, Information Security and Technology Risks.

Sean is a member of the Institute of Operational Risk/IRM Operational Risk Committee, providing advice on its approach to Operational Risk and running the IOR’s Chapters across the globe.

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Juergen Wienes
Member of the Managing Board
Airbus Bank GmbH

Biography

Since 2017, Juergen is Member of the Managing Board at Airbus Bank GmbH, a 100% captive institutions within Airbus Group. On the board, he is responsible for Risk Management & Control, Portfolio Management, Finance, Legal & Compliance and Banking Services.

During his almost 30 years of professional life in the industry, Juergen’s expertise spans from Risk Management, Sales, Compliance across Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Corporate Real Estate. Next to his global positions, he covered markets locally in Germany, UK, US and Italy.

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Paola Argentin
Senior Sales Manager, UK & Ireland
ActiveViam

Biography

With an academic and business background in finance and mathematics, Paola is responsible for business growth in UK/Ireland/South Africa at ActiveViam. Since June 2021, she has been helping risk managers and traders in sell-side and buy-side accounts solve their most complex data analytics challenges. Previously, she held a Sales Director role for Financial Risk Analytics at IHS Markit. She also was Account Manager for buy-side & sell-side at RiskMetrics/MSCI. Paola holds a PhD in pure Mathematics from University of Geneva and a Master in Mathematics and Finance from University of Nottingham

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Jeremy Arnold
Chief Risk Officer
NatWest Markets

Biography

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.

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Doug Baird
Head of Climate Risk Analytics and Pension Risk
Natwest Group

Biography

I work in the Financial & Strategic Risk Division within Natwest Group, focussing on the embedding of climate risk analytics within scenario analysis and wider risk decision making. I led the capability build and delivery of the Natwest Group submission in the Bank of England climate stress test (CBES). I am also responsible for Natwest Group’s Pension Risk team and have held various other roles in the bank, including within operational risk capital and pension strategy. Prior to joining Natwest Group I worked for KPMG’s pension consulting business and am a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

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Swati Bansal
Global Head of Market Risk for Flow and Structured Credit Trading
Goldman Sachs

Biography

Swati is currently Global Head of Market Risk for Flow and Structured Credit Trading at Goldman Sachs. Over her 14 years at Goldman Sachs in London, she has played multiple roles across 1st and 2nd line as a Credit Structurer, Credit Trader, 1st line Risk Manager and most recently a 2nd line Market Risk Manager. She has done her MBA and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from India where she also worked as a Software Developer in between her under–grad and post -grad. She is mother of 2 young kids and a passionate Indian Classical Dancer.

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Dr Janis Bauer
Risk Methods Senior Expert
RSU Rating Service Unit

Biography

Mr. Bauer completed a degree in financial mathematics at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich, Germany. From 2012, he worked as a research assistant at the LMU Institute for Finance & Banking conducting research on current topics in financial risk management. Since 2018, Mr. Bauer has been working on early warning indicators for credit risk at RSU, a topic that also covers various machine learning and text mining methods.

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Denitsa Berkhoff
Head of Strategic and Market Risk Management
European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank Group

Biography

Denitsa Berkhoff is heading the Strategic and Market Risk Management at the European Investment Fund. Mrs Berkhoff has over 18 years of professional experience in risk management from big commercial banking groups and leading policy-driven institutions. She holds a Master of Science in International Business and a Ph.D. in Economics. Her key competences include capital management and planning, development and optimization of high-level risk strategies. Mrs Berkhoff has an extensive knowledge of the European financial architecture. In the last couple of years, she has closely studied the mechanisms for risk transfer set by the European Institutions to channel public sector support to the economy through collaboration with commercial banks and other financial institutions.

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Gianluca Cantalupi
Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Risk
Credit Suisse

Biography

Gianluca is the Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Risk at Credit Suisse. He protects the bank via a global framework of consistent risk appetite and governance processes, also by assessing and managing environmental and social risks with which the Bank could be associated through the provision of financial services to clients. Within Credit Suisse, he previously headed the Enterprise Risk function for International Wealth Management and Credit Portfolio Management team for UK Investment Banking entities.

Gianluca also covered a Senior Financial Engineer role at Algorithmics, leading projects on Market, Credit and Liquidity Risk.

Gianluca started his career as a strategist/trader for FCT Group in 2006, just in time to experience some of the 2008 volatility where he learnt first-hand the importance of holistic risk management.

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Sergio Cardona
Quantitative Leader at Mirai
Mirai Advisory (MAT)

Biography

Quantitative leader, specialist in machine learning, numerical methods and algorithm development: most applications based on applied math for valuation of financial products, risk model building and risk measurement.

Applying Machine Learning to trading, market risk and portfolio management at New Horizon Technologies. Trained to apply techniques and tools for enhancement of financial analysis and decision making.

Specialist of implementation of high technological solutions for financial institutions, reengineering of end-to-end processes in complex business IT and high regulated environments (EBA, BIS).

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Cédric Cavallier
Senior Business Development Consultant
ActiveViam

Biography

Cédric Cavallier is a Senior Business Development Consultant at ActiveViam based in London. Prior to that he worked as a Senior presales for Wolters Kluwer around Risk, Regulation and Finance and as a Business Analyst Lead on the same topics for Finastra. He started his career in Paris in consulting & project management in the banking industry.

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Suman Datta
Head of Portfolio Quantitative Research
Lloyds Banking Group

Biography

My team of quants and technologists have responsibility for building trading book models and optimisation and monitoring tools for capital, initial margin, attributions, hedge efficiency, stress testing, valuation adjustments and model risk management. With a hybrid background in quantitative finance, engineering, economics, markets, regulation and business strategy, I have a keen interest in expanding the role and application of data, technology and analytics in new areas of finance especially associated with trends linked to ESG, De-Fi and new business models

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Xavier Dubois
Director, Risk, Finance and Regulatory Expert
Wolters Kluwer

Biography

With over 20 years of experience within the regulatory, risk and finance sphere, Xavier has acquired an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the financial and banking industry.  Xavier joined Wolters Kluwer, FinArch before the acquisition, in 2000 and has held several roles within the firm including within the development, professional services, pre-sales, marketing and product management teams.  In his current position as Director Product Management, Finance, Risk and Regulatory Reporting, Xavier leads and co-ordinates the value propositions, as well as their strategic and business implications.

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Jerome Henry
Principal Advisor
ECB

Biography

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.

 

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Amit Kalyanaraman
Head of CS AG Liquidity Risk
Credit Suisse

Biography

Amit has got extensive Treasury and Risk Management experience with banks across different countries. He has worked with global banks for the last 18 years and his roles have spanned a number of functions. His expertise ranges from funding and liquidity activities at the money market desk to the development of sophisticated risk management analytics, covering Liquidity, Interest Rate Risk, Funds Transfer Pricing and Asset-Liability Management. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Financial Risk Manager.

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Dilbagh Kalsi
Partner
Fintegral

Biography

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.

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Ed Kennedy
Solutions Director
Workiva

Biography

Ed is the FSI solutions Director at Workiva, provider of the world’s leading regulatory and reporting platform. He has spent over 20 years surfacing new and innovative approaches to create efficiency and business agility for complex business reporting requirements, with a primary focus on the Financial Services market and its wider regulatory ecosystem

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Sumesh Lund
Lead Risk Manager
Nordea

Biography

Sumesh is a Lead Market Risk Manager at Nordea in Denmark. Before joining Nordea, he worked on FRTB SA implementation at Commerzbank in Germany. He has over 10 years of experience working in Risk Management and Trading areas with banks in France, Germany and India. He is also a visiting professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from India and a master’s degree focused on Financial Markets from ESSEC Business School, France.

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David McDonald
Head of Regulatory Reporting
Close Brothers

Biography

David McDonald is a specialist in capital management.  He is the Head of Regulatory Reporting at Close Brothers Plc, a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading close Brothers is a FTSE 250 company.

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Nim Puri
Principal, IRM Customer Strategy
Riskonnect

Biography

Nim is responsible for the Riskonnect ESG strategy, sales demonstrations, account management, and advising customers on ESG opportunities to meet their desired business outcomes.  Prior to joining Riskonnect, Nim had responsibility for global market expansion, development/management of presales resources, and development of solution based selling approaches at Thomson Reuters.  Additionally, Nim has held increasing positions of business strategy and audit responsibilities at prestigious corporations including Oracle, The Quaker Oats Company, Sara Lee Corporation, and PwC.  Nim has also been a presenter and panelist for various GRC and audit conferences including those for the IIA, ISACA, and international GRC events.

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Varun Kumar Singh
Head – Corporate Lending
Union Bank of India UK

Biography

Varun Kumar Singh is a Senior Credit Professional working in the Banking Industry with 15+ years of experience wherein 11+ years in Corporate Credit. He is presently working as Head – Corporate Lending at Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd. He is Skilled in Syndicated loans, International credit, Trade finance, Project funding, working capital finance for mid and large Corporates. He is a Finance professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Finance) and is a Certified Member of IIBF ,APLMA, and CISI.

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Ying Poikonen
Head of Modelling Group for EMEA Region
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Biography

Dr. Ying Poikonen is currently the Head of Modelling Group for EMEA region in SMBC. She is responsible for the quantification of Credit, Market, Liquidity, Operational and Climate Change related financial risks for both internal and regulatory purpose, as well as the development of Model Risk Management and Stress Testing for EMEA region. Prior to joining SMBC, Ying worked in Deutsche bank. She holds a PhD degree in Engineering from Warwick University.

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Suresh Sankaran
Head of Model Risk, Validation & Governance
Metro Bank

Biography

Suresh Sankaran is the head of model risk governance at Metro Bank where he oversees the setting out of the bank’s expectations in respect of practices relating to model governance.  Suresh provides oversight to regulatory and statutory requirements and the bank’s high-level approach to achieving compliance.  Suresh is responsible for framing the bank’s approach to managing model risk exposure, and is in charge of the bank’s internal framework that controls the processes for model development, validation and usage, assigns responsibilities and roles, and ensures a properly documented approval process for model development, validation, implementation, and use.

 

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Chia Tan
Director, Counterparty Model Risk Management
Bank of America

Biography

Chia Chiang Tan is Director, Counterparty Model Risk Management at Bank of America.

Previously, Chia was in Market Risk Methodology at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for maintaining a tool to test VaR performance. Prior to that, he was at DB Analytics at Deutsche Bank, where his responsibilities covered pricing models in Inflation, and single currency Rates options. Before that, he was at Dresdner Kleinwort, covering short and long-dated FX and Rates Hybrids. Prior to that, he worked on Interest Rates models at Barclays Capital. And he started out at Risk Analytics at CIBC, developing VaR and counterparty models.

Chia is the author of two industry texts: Demystifying Exotic Products, and Market Practice in Financial Modelling.

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Etienne Varloot
Global Head of MCR
Credit Agricole CIB

Biography

Etienne Varloot has 25 years experience, of which twenty years in market finance in Paris and London. After holding analyst, strategist and then trading positions at Citigroup and UBS, he was deputy head of Market and Credit Risk at Banque de France. Head of market risk for Natixis and Head of market, counterparty and liquidity risk for Credit Agricole CIB for the last 5 years

Etienne Varloot, 43, is an engineer (Lyon Ecole Centrale and Columbia University), an actuary and an INSEAD MBA graduate.

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Sunil Verma
Director, Head of EMEA FO Risk Appetite Quantitative Analytics
Citi

Biography

Sunil heads the market risk stress testing methodology at UBS. He is responsible for developing models used globally across UBS. He is closely engaged in various regulatory projects such as CCAR, EBA Stress Testing, IWST, FINMA Stress Testing etc. He runs a small team based out of London, Krakow and Mumbai.

Sunil is an engineer (undergrad) and MBA. During his career, prior to UBS, he has worked at banks such as ING, RBS, Lloyds and Northern Trust. He enjoys maths, machine learning, watching documentaries on diverse subjects and experimenting with cuisines for Sunday family meals.

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Neels Vosloo
Director, EMEA Capital Policy and Advocacy
Bank of America Merill Lynch

Biography

Neels Vosloo covers Regulatory Capital Policy and Advocacy for EMEA within Enterprise Capital Management at Bank of America. Before joining BofA, Neels headed up the Traded Risk Modelling team in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice in London; he has held risk modelling roles across market and counterparty risk, including as Senior Risk Specialist in the Traded Risk Department at the UK FSA and PRA.  Neels holds degrees in Mathematics, Philosophy, and Actuarial Science from the University of Pretoria.

COUNTERPARTY RISK 

Developing accurate metrics to manage counterparty risks

AI & MACHINE LEARNING

Leveraging AI and machine learning capailities and uses within credit portfolios

LIBOR 

Lessons learnt frm LIBOR transition and updating contracts

GEOPOLITICAL RISK 

Managing long term impacts of geopolitical risks and changes to risk landscape

ESG

Managing ESG changes and implementation of requirements

GOBAL RECOVERY

Impact of volatility on credit risk landscape

REGULATION

Reviewing the global regulatory environment

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David Glendinning
CRO UK
 Société Generale

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Gregoire Babin
Executive Director
JP Morgan

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Germar Knöchlein
Head of Division
European Central Bank

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Andrea Petreanu
Head of Credit Risk Management
Mizuho International Plc

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Chaoxin Zheng
EMEA Head of Scenario Analytics
Morgan Stanley

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Rohan Kataria
Head of Traded Risk Stress Testing Execution
HSBC

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Pradyumna Javalekar
Head of Credit Portfolio Market Risk
JP Morgan

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Emmanuelle Mathey
Co-CRO, Wealth Management
Schroders

CAN YOUR ORGANIZATION CONTRIBUTE TO THE CREDIT AND COUNTERPARTY RISK FORUM?

Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. For more information on what we can offer, please contact chris.simou@cefpro.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7164 6582 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

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There are many opportunities available across the two days at Risk EMEA to gain insightful knowledge from industry experts. There is the opportunity to join a single stream to get a well-rounded two days. Alternatively, there is the option to jump between 3 streams where there are interactive panels with live Q&A’s and presentations. As usual, there will also be an informative one-day Forum running in conjunction with the Risk EMEA Summit. In-between sessions and at our drinks reception there are plenty of opportunities to interact with the speakers and attendees.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Interactive panel discussions are designed to increase attendee interaction by running a live Q&A throughout the session.

PRESENTATIONS

Hear industry experts provide detailed insight on a range of topics, engage one on one with the presenter during the Q&A.

NETWORKING BREAKS

 Networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days, access to all streams and sessions.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Continue discussions beyond the auditorium and interact with speakers and attendees after their session.

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Introduction to the metaverse: Implications and opportunities across financial services

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Implementation of agile cybersecurity programs to protect the company internally and from external breaches

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Managing risk across supply chain and monitoring vulnerabilities beyond third parties

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Managing increased complexity of global supply chain challenges and leveraging technology to stay ahead

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Trust-based TPRM: How to extract greater value from your TPRM program

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September 27, 2022

Reviewing digital payment methods and the movement to a real time payment environment

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September 26, 2022

Monitoring and understanding supply chains from 4th to Nth party and determining security protocols

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September 26, 2022

Integration of fintech and microservices to provide a seamless consumer experience

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ActiveViam provides precision data analytics tools to help organizations make better decisions faster. ActiveViam started in 2005 with the vision of leveraging in-memory technology to create an analytics platform where businesses could leverage the largest data sets without restrictions, keep them up-to-date in real time and use them to empower their decision makers. Our goal at ActiveViam, is to let organizations not only make decisions faster, but better; to not only reach their data, but their potential; to not only see their data, but find their way into the future.

causaLens are the pioneers of Causal AI — a giant leap in machine intelligence.

We build Causal AI-powered products that are trusted by leading organizations across a wide range of industries. Our No-Code Causal AI Platform empowers all types of users to make superior decisions through an intuitive user interface. We are creating a world in which humans leverage trustworthy AI to solve the greatest challenges in the economy, society and healthcare.

Founded in 1993 in Kraków, Poland, Comarch prides itself on being one of the leading software houses in Europe with a few thousand employees worldwide and thousands of successful projects carried out for the largest international brands.
With many years of experience in the industry, Comarch Financial Services, a business sector within the Comarch Capital Group, specializes in developing sophisticated software and IT systems for major financial institutions in banking, insurance and capital markets.
Our expertise has gained worldwide recognition and a significant portfolio of clients among insurers, banks, mutual and pension funds, brokerage houses and asset management companies in more than 30 countries.
www.comarch.com/finance

Evaluserve are sponsoring CeFPro’s Risk EMEA Convention 2022.

Mirai Advisory is a niche consulting company focused mainly on balance sheet management -ALM, Liquidity, FTP, Capital, etc.- We have been designing and developing End-to-End solutions throughout the world for several years with great success.
In 2016 we decided to go one step forward in our areas of expertise and decided to develop a new generation tool. Our goal was to take full advantage of current technologies through the other companies in our group – BI Geek and Tadaima Studio – in a way that would really create a big step in ALM.
MAT is based on the experience of the real world, in what our clients and ourselves have wanted or dreamed, does not come only from a laboratory.

Protecht is a pioneer of the risk sector. We supercharge organisations through deep understanding, monitoring and management of risk.

Protecht.ERM is an integrated enterprise wide risk management software solution, supported with training and advisory services, for any size organisation across the world.

Dynamically manage all your risks in a single platform: Risks, Compliance, Health and Safety, Internal Audit, Incidents, KRIs, BCP, and more.

Move away from time consuming processes like excel and email.

Have the flexibility to configure your breach and obligation registers and workflows to suit your organisation needs

Engage your organisation in a way and time that suits them through the Protecht.ERM mobile app.

Link important risks across your organisation and highlight systemic issues through central libraries

Communicate effectively and professionally to risk committees, boards and business stakeholders using customisable visual reports

APIs for seamless data connections

No additional costs per module

Be part of the online Protecht risk and compliance community

All your Risk Information in Real Time, in One Place

Avantage Reply (a member of Reply Group) is a pan-European specialised management consultancy delivering change initiatives in Risk, Compliance, Finance (Capital Management and Regulatory Reporting), Treasury and Operations within the Financial Services industry.

Within our core competencies, we have extensive experience in implementing changes driven by:

• Industry-wide legislative and regulatory initiatives (e.g. CRD IV, ring-fencing);
• Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments (e.g. business combination, separation and flotation); and
• Business improvement and optimisation agendas (e.g. risk appetite and capital allocation)

Since 2004, we have rapidly grown from a UK focused boutique consultancy into a reputable pan-European firm. We continue to adhere to our core philosophy of using innovation and pragmatism in helping firms to deal with complex regulatory and business issues.

We differ from the larger consulting firms in our specialised subject matter focus and have an excellent reputation for delivering on our clients’ most challenging issues.

Fintegral is a specialist quantitative risk consultancy focusing solely on the finance sector. We help our banking clients develop, enhance, and validate their most sophisticated risk models and analytical frameworks, to provide them with a competitive edge.

Our consultants combine exceptional quantitative skills with a deep understanding of financial risk management, and have a business-oriented mindset, allowing us to successfully deliver complex analytical projects.

We have a corporate culture with flat hierarchies, where entrepreneurship is encouraged from all members of our collaborative teams, across our offices in London, Frankfurt and Zurich.

IRBA compliant internal rating systems represent RSU’s core capability. RSU provides rating systems to over 45 customers – mainly banks and insurance companies. The unique and evolving data pool is our key asset and provides the basis for all twelve rating models, each of which is tailored to a specific asset class. In addition, RSU’s product range includes tools for LGD estimation and AI driven automated risk analysis. We develop and validate all models, centrally operate the application and ensure IRBA-regulatory compliance for EBA/ ECB supervised institutions. Founded in 2003, RSU has since been recognized for its expertise in credit risk measurement for wholesale exposures.

  

Supply Wisdom’s patented solution is transforming the way supply chain, procurement and third-party risk leaders manage risks and operational resilience. Supply Wisdom delivers continuous third-party and location risk intelligence and risk actions in real-time across the widest risk aperture to minimize the risks of disruption facing business, supply chains and third parties. Supply Wisdom intelligence enables enterprises to prioritize, move faster, do more with less resources, and act proactively and confidently. ​For more information, visit www.supplywisdom.com and follow us on https://www.linkedin.com/company/supplywisdom

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business is a market leader in the

provision of integrated finance, risk and regulatory compliance and reporting solutions, supporting regulated financial institutions in meeting their obligations to external regulators and their own board of directors. Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax and accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory sectors. We help customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain

knowledge and specialized technology and services.

Workiva are sponsoring Risk EMEA 2022

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AYLIEN is the world leader in AI-powered News Intelligence, providing risk teams in the financial services sector with a platform to proactively discover, investigate, and take action on critical business signals from the world’s news.

Each day AYLIEN aggregates over 1.5 million news articles from 80,000+ publishers across the globe. Every article passes through our state-of-the-art NLP engine, which automatically identifies and tags over 5.6 million entities, 4,500+ categories and industries, and over 20 other meaningful data points. The result is a searchable real-time and historical news archive that transforms how businesses identify and mitigate risk.

AYLIEN currently works with both analyst and data science teams in some of the world’s leading financial services organizations across Third Party, ESG, Reputational, and Operational Risk monitoring use cases.

CIMCON Software 

An increasing focus on corporate reporting and a new audit regime in the UK (UK SOX) will increase the use of End User Computing (EUC) tools and Models that use Spreadsheets and Python/R/SQL/Access file formats.  However, with greater flexibility comes greater risk, possibility of errors and invalid outputs that can lead to business, regulatory and reputational losses.

CIMCON’s EUC Insight is an intelligent EUC Risk Management Platform used by over 600 firms in 30 countries, including the world’s largest companies in banking, insurance asset management, and many other industries.  With 25 years of experience, CIMCON is a recognized Market Leader that played a pioneering role in helping companies comply with US SOX and other regulations.  EUC Insight covers the entire EUC Governance Life Cycle including Inventory, Discovery and Monitoring, combined with XLAudit, a visual and easy to use Excel plugin performing error checks, validation and documentation.

Please email us at info@cimcon.com or visit www.cimcon.com to learn more.

Confirmation are sponsoring Risk EMEA

Elliptic is the global leader in cryptoasset risk management for crypto businesses and financial institutions worldwide.

Recognized as a WEF Technology Pioneer and backed by investors including Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, SBI Group, and Santander Innoventures, Elliptic has assessed risk on transactions worth several trillion dollars, uncovering activities related to money laundering, terrorist fundraising, fraud, and other financial crimes.

Elliptic is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Singapore, and Tokyo. To learn more, visit www.elliptic.co and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Riskonnect is the leading integrated risk management software solution provider. Our technology empowers organizations with the ability to anticipate, manage, and respond in real-time to strategic, operational, and digital risks across the extended enterprise. More than 900 customers across six continents use our unique risk-correlation technology to gain previously unattainable insights that deliver better business outcomes. Riskonnect has more than 500 risk management experts in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To learn more, visit www.riskonnect.com.

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Shared Assessments is a global membership organization dedicated to developing the best practices, education and tools to drive third party risk assurance. We are creators of the industry standard third party risk toolkit, used by over 15,000 organizations worldwide.

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ORX is the largest operational risk association in the financial services sector. Since 2002, we’ve been developing a global community of financial institutions committed to improving the management and measurement of operational risk. We currently have over 100 member organisation based all over the globe.

Owned and driven by our member institutions, we bring together hundreds of operational risk professionals to share their knowledge, expertise and experience of the financial services industry. We are a not-for-profit industry association incorporated in Geneva, Switzerland.

Non-Financial Risk Leaders 2022

Non-Financial Risk Leaders strives to provide insights, support, and benchmarks for organizations as the traditional operational and non-financial risk arena continues to evolve, expand, and gain significance, producing one of the most comprehensive business reports in the industry, recognized by experts as a go-to resource.
The 2022 survey has now closed. Pre-order your copy of the report and be amongst the first to discover the top non-financial risks of the year, as told by the industry.
Coming soon this summer.

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Hilton London Tower Bridge – 5 More London Riverside, Tooley St, London SE1 2BY
Leonardo Royal London City – Tower Hill – 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London – 7 Pepys St, Tower, London EC3N 4AF
Premier Inn London City (Tower Hill) Hotel – 22-24 Prescot St, London E1 8BB

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