Risk Americas Speaker Page – Beth

Keynote
Vijay Advani

Vijay Advani
Former CEO & Executive Chairman
Nuveen

 

Biography

Vijay will be speaking at the 10th Annual Risk Americas Convention

Kieran Fallon

Kieran Fallon
Chief Risk Officer
PNC Financial Services Group

 

Biography

Kieran J. Fallon is chief risk officer of The PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, he has responsibility for PNC’s enterprise-wide independent risk management program, including credit, compliance, operational and market risk.
Prior to being named to his current position in February 2021, he was senior deputy general counsel responsible for PNC’s government, regulatory affairs and enterprise risk. Fallon also served as PNC’s chief counsel of Regulatory Affairs and briefly as acting general counsel.
Before joining PNC in May 2011, Fallon served as associate general counsel for legislation and special projects with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. While at the Federal Reserve Board, he played a key role in the development and implementation of numerous significant legislative and regulatory initiatives during the past two decades, including the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the Federal Reserve’s response to the financial crisis, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. In addition, Fallon served as general counsel to the Financial Stability Oversight Board, one of the Federal oversight bodies for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), from 2008 to March 2011. He is a recognized expert in a wide range of subjects under the Federal banking laws, and a regular speaker at industry conferences on regulatory reform and financial services regulation.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board in 1995, he served as an associate in the financial services practice group of the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster.
Fallon earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude, and his B.S. in Foreign Service was received at Georgetown University where he graduated summa cum laude.

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Ty Lambert
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
BancorpSouth

Biography

Ty Lambert joined BancorpSouth in 2006 and has held a variety of management positions with responsibilities contributing to balance sheet management, credit risk management, corporate planning, and modeling and forecasting. In his current role as Chief Risk Officer, his team is responsible for data analytics, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, vendor management, and Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering efforts. Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Ty was an investment portfolio manager.

Markus Lammer

Markus Lammer
Managing Director
Credit Suisse

 

Biography

Markus Lammer is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ultra High Net Worth business for Credit Suisse in the US. He launched the Ultra High Net Worth coverage platform in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, as well as the firm’s flagship “Entrepreneurs Summit” event series for this target segment. Markus is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Financial Institutions and the Oil & Gas Groups.

Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Credit Suisse Germany and Central Europe, and also the Head of the Board of Credit Suisse Germany. Markus received his LLM from Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar and is admitted to the NY Bar.

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Phil Masquelette
SVP/CRO
Ulster Savings Bank

 

Biography

As Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Ulster Savings Bank, located in Kingston, NY, I am responsible for oversight of all Bank risk management functions, including the Bank’s Legal and Compliance departments; I also serve as the Chief Information Security Officer. I previously served as Vice President and Risk Manager at Bankwell in Bridgeport, CT, as First Vice President and Audit/Compliance Officer at Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in Naugatuck, CT, and as Senior Attorney with the FDIC. I hold a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rhode Island, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University.

Frank Morisano

Frank Morisano
Chief Risk Officer
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

 

Biography

Mr. Morisano is the Chief Risk Officer at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China overseeing the Americas risk profile while having substantial influence on business activities. He serves as an independent director of a Fintech, sits on a cybersecurity advisory board, and also at a private company where he chairs the audit committee. He received his credit training at the Chase Manhattan Bank, holds an MSc in Information Systems and a BBA in Statistics.

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Ebbe Negenman
Chief Risk Officer and member of the executive board of Knab
Knab

Biography

Ebbe Negenman is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of Knab. As a member of the executive board he is co-responsible for the management of the bank. Till 2017 Ebbe worked as Head of Regulatory Risk at ABN Amro and was highly involved in the innovative strategy of the bank. Till 2010 Ebbe was employed as a Managing Director Risk Management at ING Bank in Amsterdam and was several years based in Hong Kong where he had responsibility for the Asia Pacific region he started his career at the Dutch merchant bank MeesPierson. Ebbe has over 20 years risk management experience, including strong expertise in Regulations.

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 .

Jeff Simmons

Jeff Simmons
Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer, Head of Support & Control
MUFG

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 some 20 years specialising 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.

Vivek Tyagi

Vivek Tyagi
CRO, Transaction Banking
Goldman Sachs

 

Biography

Vivek is Chief Risk Officer for Transaction Banking at Goldman Sachs.
He previously served as Division Risk Executive at SVB Financial, Bank of America, JP Morgan and Citigroup. Earlier in his career, Vivek served as head of Global Banknotes at Bank of America, and as transactor in Structured Finance at Citigroup.
Vivek earned an MBA from the Fuqua School at Duke University and a BCom from the Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University.

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Steven Dickerson
SVP, Chief Data Scientist
Discover Financial

 

Biography

Steven Dickerson is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

Joshua Kotok

Joshua Kotok
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
First Savings

 

Biography

Joshua Kotok is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at First Savings Mortgage Corporation. Joshua is an accomplished executive with demonstrated performance in leading operational and technology risk management and compliance initiatives. In addition, Joshua has identified and assessed operational and information technology risk from the regulatory and audit perspectives.
Prior to joining First Savings Mortgage Corporation, Joshua was the lead examiner for ongoing monitoring and targeted examinations of Freddie Mac’s Operational Risk program for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Joshua also served as the Senior Manager of Operational and Technology Risk for the Making Home Affordable program where he led the development of the ORM framework and all supporting components. Joshua also has prior experience as a Big Four management consultant where he led several engagements for Financial Services clients specializing in operational, technology and compliance risk reviews, governance and supporting technology implementation (GRC).
Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Florida State University. Joshua is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). In addition, Joshua has held numerous industry association board positions including serving as the President and Education Director of the ISACA South Florida chapter and Vice President of the iCoast CIO council. Joshua is also a past presenter for the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Operational Risk North America conferences.

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Maura Liconte
Director, Deputy Regional Head of Financial Crime Operations
Deutsche Bank

Biography

Maura Liconte is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

Jim Maimone

Jim Maimone
SVP, Senior Enterprise Payments Platform Product Manager
Citizens Bank

Biography

Jim Maimone is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

James McIntosh

James McIntosh
Executive Director and Head of Enterprise Risk Management Programs
CIBC

Biography

Mr. McIntosh joined CIBC in Toronto, Canada in 2006 and currently works and resides in Chicago where he leads CIBC’s enterprise risk programs for the US region including risk identification, risk appetite and reporting, resolution planning, and risk governance. He previously worked in CIBC’s New York office leading CIBC’s implementation of Enhanced Prudential Standards. In 2016, he spearheaded the creation and implementation of CIBC’s US Region risk identification program. Prior to moving to New York, Mr. McIntosh was a credit risk manager in CIBC’s Canadian large corporate lending business.

Nison Nagdimov

Nison Nagdimov
Head of Risk, Chief Control Office
HSBC

 

Biography

Nison Nagdimov is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

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Roderick Powell
Head of Model Risk Management
Ameris Bank

 

Biography

Roderick Powell is Senior Vice President and Head of Model Risk Management at Ameris Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Ameris Bank, Powell was a Director at KPMG LLP where he specialized in model development, implementation, and validation for large Financial Institutions, including Banks, Insurance Companies, and Mutual Funds. He also worked at Bank of America where he was Senior Vice President and Head of Market Risk Management for the Mortgage Securities Trading Desk. Powell earned his MBA from Florida State University. He also earned a Certificate in Applied Data Science and Machine Learning from Emory University. In addition, Powell is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (“FRM”). He is a frequent speaker on the use of Artificial Intelligence, i.e., Machine Learning, and Robotic Process Automation (“RPA”) in the Financial Services industry.

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Armel Romeo Kouassi
Senior Vice President
Northern Trust Corporation

 

Biography

Finance Executive with extensive experience in Global Banking, Corporate Finance, Asset Liability Management, Entrepreneurship, AI & Fintech. Shifted between entrepreneurial and senior banking leadership roles, comfortable with new ideas, innovative and willing to challenge the status quo. Transformative, Thoughts leader and frequent speaker and author in banking magazines in USA and Europe. Armel serves in the board of multiple non-profit organizations that make a difference in the community and society.

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Harsh Singhal
Quantitative Analytics Manager /Senior Vice President Head of Decision Science and Artificial Intelligence Validation
Wells Fargo & Company

Biography

Harsh Singhal is Head of Decision Science and Artificial Intelligence Validation within the Model Risk group. His team is responsible for validating and approving all retail Credit Decision, Commercial Credit Rating, Financial Crimes & Fair Lending including Fraud and BSA/AML, Operations Risk, Marketing, and other artificial intelligence/machine learning models.
Prior to his current position, Harsh was responsible for new model development for Wholesale Risk in Bank of America. Harsh also led the Retail IRB model qualification at Bank of America and contributed towards the development of first generation of deposit balance models for Asset-Liability management.
Prior to joining the financial industry, he worked on quantitative modeling for pharmaceutical and telecom industries. He is passionate about developing quantitative talent and fostering a culture of responsibility and intellectual curiosity. His technical expertise includes machine-learning, multivariate analysis, commercial and consumer credit.
He has Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Statistics.

MARKET AND FINANCIAL RISK TRENDS
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Mark Benaharon
ERM: Director of Liquidity, Market and Capital Stress Testing Risk Management
New York Community Bank

Biography

Mark Benaharon is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

Jose Cerda-Canals

Jose J. Canals-Cerda
Sr. Special Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

 

Biography

José J. Canals-Cerdá is a Senior Special Advisor and leads the Supervisory Research and Policy Forum (SURF) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department. He is a Ph.D. Economist from the University of Virginia, a Darden Executive Training program graduate, FRM-GARP certified, and holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, and decision sciences. He led the development of the Federal Reserve Stress Testing methodology for cards portfolios. He leads R&D and benchmark/challenger modeling projects for CCAR/CECL.

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Erjun Chen
Audit Director
CIT Bank, NA

 

Biography

Erjun Chen is a director of Internal Audit Department at CIT. His responsibilities include leading an audit team auditing the liquidity risk management, interest rate risk management; and capital stress testing. Currently, his team is also involved in covering the Libor transition program for the bank.
Before joining CIT, Erjun worked at Ernest & Young and KPMG as a Senior Audit Manager and an Audit Manager, respectively, focusing on the financial statements audits in the banking industry. Prior to that, he worked as a Foreign Exchange trader at one of Chinese Banks.

Erjun holds MBA in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. He is a CPA licensed in New York State. He obtained a certification of Data Analytics from eCornell.

Bill Collette

Bill Collette
Director, Market Development, Wolters Kluwer, Finance, Risk and Reporting
Wolters Kluwer

Biography

Bill has worked in the financial services space for over 20 years in several senior roles, specifically within Product Management for more than 10 years. Bill is focused on delivering integrated finance, risk and regulatory compliance and reporting solutions to support regulated financial institutions in meeting their obligations to external regulators and their own board of directors. He has traveled extensively, working with banks in more than 20 countries globally. In his product management capacity, he managed several product suites and teams, across product lifecycles, including the launch of products focused on Balance Sheet management, Risk (Interest Rate, Liquidity, and Credit) and Financial performance.

Datta Suman

Suman Datta
Head of Portfolio Quantitative Research
Lloyds Banking Group

 

Biography

Suman Datta is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

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Vineet Gumasta
Head of Balance Sheet Risk Management, North America
Rabobank

Biography

Vineet Gumasta is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

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Mike Huff
Senior Director, Portfolio Management
TIAA

 

Biography

Mike Huff is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

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Arsa Oemar
Director, Wholesale Credit Model Risk Management
MUFG

Biography

Arsa Oemar will be speaking at Risk Americas 2021

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Armel Romeo Kouassi
Senior Vice President
Northern Trust Corporation

Biography

Finance Executive with extensive experience in Global Banking, Corporate Finance, Asset Liability Management, Entrepreneurship, AI & Fintech. Shifted between entrepreneurial and senior banking leadership roles, comfortable with new ideas, innovative and willing to challenge the status quo. Transformative, Thoughts leader and frequent speaker and author in banking magazines in USA and Europe. Armel serves in the board of multiple non-profit organizations that make a difference in the community and society.

MODEL RISK MANAGEMENT
Abhishek Adukia

Abhishek Adukia
VP, Model Risk Director
Alliance Bernstein

 

Biography

Abhi Adukia manages model risk governance for AllianceBernstein (AB). He is responsible for executing all aspects of model governance activities including model due-diligence reviews, periodic reviews and model error assessments for all covered models used in the investment processes at AB. Prior to assuming this role in 2013, he worked for AB’s Internal Audit Group for 3 years. Before joining AB in 2009, Abhi has worked for AIG’s Financial Services Unit, doing reviews of credit derivatives valuation models. He holds a MBA in finance from University at Buffalo and a bachelor in accounting from Mumbai University. Abhi is a CFA charter holder and has CPA and FRM certifications.

Emre Balta

Emre Balta
SVP – Head of Financial and Compliance Risk Model Validation
U.S. Bank

Biography

Emre Balta is leading the Financial and Compliance Risk model validation within the Model Risk Management Group at U.S. Bank.
In this capacity, he provides leadership and strategic direction to model risk management and validation of a broad spectrum of models covering AML, fair lending, PPNR, market risk, counterparty credit risk, treasury, and AI/ML models and a wide variety of risk tools used by the bank. He has over 15 years of experience in credit, market and operational risk modeling across full spectrum of asset classes (retail, corporate, capital markets) and model risk management, including governance, framework design and implementation, model development, validation, regulatory strategy and remediation plans. Prior to his role at US Bank, Emre was a management consultant in the Finance & Risk practice of Oliver Wyman, and a senior financial economist at the Risk Analysis Division of OCC.

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Adam Behrman
Head of Model Risk
Investors Bank

 

Biography

Adam Behrman is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

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Darius Grinvaldas
Head of Model Risk & Validation
Luminor Group

 

Biography

Darius Grinvaldas is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs, Jr.
Lead Modelling & Quantitative Analytics Expert
PNC Financial Services Group

Biography

Mike is a lead model development and analytics expert across a range of risk and product types, having a focus on wholesale credit risk methodology, regulatory solutions and model validation. Mike has 25 years of experience in financial risk modeling and analytics, having worked 5 years at Accenture and Big 4 consulting as a Director in the risk modeling and analytics practice, with a focus on regulatory solutions; 7 years as a Senior Economist and Lead Modeling Expert at the OCC, focusing on ERM and Model Risk; and 8 years in banking as a Senior Vice-President at JPMC and SMBC, developing wholesale credit risk and economic capital models. Skills include model development & validation for CCAR, PPNR, CECL, credit / market / operational risk; Basel and ICAAP; model risk management; financial regulation; advanced statistical and optimization methodologies.

Aruna Joshi

Aruna Joshi
VP, Model Risk Management
Visa, Inc.

 

Biography

Aruna Joshi, Ph.D. has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry. Currently, she is Vice President, Model Risk Management at Visa Inc, where she heads the Model Risk Management department.

Dr. Joshi started her career in the financial services industry as a software engineer in the Fixed Income
Department at BARRA and then at Advisor Software. She was also Director of Risk Modeling at PMI, where she was responsible for projects, including mortgage behavior modeling and NPV models for determining economics of loan modifications. She then worked at Union Bank and Wells Fargo & Company validating models related to retail and commercial credit risk. Most recently she was at Bank of the West where she led model validations for CCAR and BAU models including retail and wholesale credit and PPNR models

Aruna holds a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, M.S. from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. and MFE from University of California, Berkeley. She also holds the FRM designation.

Aruna is a frequent speaker on model risk at conferences and has co-authored a paper entitled “Measuring Model Risk – A Practitioner’s Approach” that was published in the Risk Management Association Journal. She recently published a book entitled “Managing Risk of Financial Models – A Smart and Simple Guide for the Practitioner,” which can be found on Amazon.

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Chris Smigielski
Director, Model Risk Management
Arvest Bank

 

Biography

With over 30 years of financial services industry experience, Chris has an in-depth knowledge of model governance, model validation, financial model development, market risk modelling, Asset Liability Management and team development. Chris is currently the Director of Model Risk Management at Arvest Bank and was previously with TIAA Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Group for seven years. His experience includes leadership roles at Diebold and Fiserv, where he consulted with financial institutions nationally and internationally to design and implement financial strategies to maximize productivity and growth, as well as Asset/Liability Management and quantitative analysis at HSBC and First Niagara Banks. Chris is active with Diversity & Inclusion initiatives at Arvest Bank and served as Co-Chairman for Our Corps, TIAA Bank’s Veterans-based employee resource group.

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Jing Zou
Managing Director, Model Risk Management
Royal Bank of Canada

 

Biography

As Managing Director in Enterprise Model Risk Management (EMRM) in Group Risk Management, Jing Zou is responsible for validating models in securitized products, interest rate derivatives, pre-provision net revenue, retail mortgage, and insurance. She also developed the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) model fragility analysis, which identifies and aggregate the impact of model uncertainty on capital ratios. In addition, she also designed a model performance monitoring and reporting framework. She is an invited speaker for many industry conferences and training courses.

Jing joined RBC in 2014 as a Director in local model risk manager, where she was responsible for engaging the business about model risks. Later on, she was promoted to a Senior Director and then a Managing Director. She has been one of the main presenters from RBC’s model risk team in many Fed exams. Prior to joining RBC, Jing worked at Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and Fannie Mae in various quantitative analytics roles or risk manager roles covering front office quant, market risk, and model risk areas.

Jing has a Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computational Mathematics at Xi’an Jiaotong University.

ESG AND CLIMATE RISK
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David Iacucci
VP, Portfolio General Auditor
American Express

 

Biography

David Iacucci is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

Yuhong Liu

Yuhong Liu
Director
BNP Paribas

 

Biography

Yuhong holds Plasma Physics PhD from Columbia University. She currently works in BNP Paribas for model validation covering liquidity models, Asset Management portfolio models, valuation models, stress testing models, etc. In the past, she has worked across market risk, credit risk and model risk at Morgan Stanley and Citi Group.

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Lourenco Miranda
Managing Director, Regional Head of Model Risk Management (Americas)
Societe Generale

Biography

Lourenco Miranda is speaking at Risk Americas 2021

Nim Puri

Nim Puri
Principal-IRM Customer Strategy
Riskonnect, Inc

 

Biography

Nim works with our sales and account management teams to help customers find GRC opportunities that will lead to their desired business outcomes. Prior to joining Riskonnect, Nim worked for Thomson Reuters on global market expansion, development/management of presales resources, and development of solution-based selling approaches. Nim also has held business strategy and audit responsibilities at several corporations, including Oracle, The Quaker Oats Company, Sara Lee Corporation, and PwC. Nim is a frequent presenter and panelist for GRC and audit conferences, such as IIA, ISACA, and regional GRC events.

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