Risk EMEA 2021 – Agenda & Speakers

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DAY ONE | 21 SEPTEMBER 2021

08:00 Breakfast and registration | 08:50 Chair’s opening remarks

DAY ONE KEYNOTE SESSIONS 

COVID-19 – PANEL DISCUSSION
9:00 Reviewing the impact of COVID-19 and leveraging lessons learnt as we move forward

– Understanding resilience to COVID-19
– Developing sustainable control frameworks in a remote or hybrid work environment
– Impact on risk and controls
– Adapting business strategy to boost margins in the aftermath of the pandemic
– Understanding impact of COVID-19 on business
– Impact on the economy

Fabrice Brossart, CRO, General Insurance and International, AIG
Michael Sparks, CRO, Issuer Services, BNY Mellon
Soren Agergaard Andersen, CRO, Nordea
Jeremy Arnold, CRO, Natwest Markets

PROFITABILITY
9:45 Adapting business strategy to boost margins in the aftermath of the pandemic

– Changing business models to keep ahead
– Leveraging digitalization to serve a wider market
– Viewing risk holistically
– Advancing frameworks in line with rapid change to risk
– What is the future of solvency and profitability in the finance industry

Jeff Simmons, Chief Risk Officer, MUFG

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking

FUTURE OF RISK MANAGEMENT

DIGITALIZATION
10:50 Managing increased demand for digitalization in the wake of COVID-19

  • Managing customer expectations
  • Developing mobile services and maintaining access to services
  • Managing a base of clients who are not technology literate
  • Leveraging digitalization to access diverse markets
  • Improving customer experience through automated tasks

Terri Duhon, Non-Executive Director and Risk Chair, Morgan Stanley

AI & MACHINE LEARNING
11:30 Leveraging the power of predictive modeling technology and defining uses and potential

  • Impact of AI and machine learning on risk management and risk appetite
  • Demonstrating inventory to regulators
  • Defining AI and machine learning and level of risk: algorithmic trading vs. HR applications
  • Separating and defining AI from machine learning
  • Removing discrimination and bias from AI
  • Understanding and explaining results and decisions
  • Management and governance of AI and machine learning

Sunil Verma, Head of Market Risk Stress Testing Methodology, UBS

NON-FINANCIAL RISK

OPERATIONAL RESILIENCE
10:50 Reviewing regulatory expectations for operational resilience and implementation strategies

  • PRA 2021 strategic priority
  • Regulatory expectations to develop an operational resilience program
  • Identifying key business services and impact of disruption
  • Identifying tolerances to markets and clients
  • Regulatory response on consultation
  • Varying routes to success across institutions
  • Governance structures and processes across areas
  • Demonstrating full oversight and understanding of internal and outsourced risks

Amit Lakhani, Global Head of IT and Third Party Risk Management,  BNP Paribas

OPERATIONAL RESILIENCE CONTINUED
11:30 The role of operational resilience in a pandemic scenario

  • Impact of COVID-19 to resilience
  • Mapping resources with important business services
  • Setting impact tolerances
  • Mapping tolerances and designing scenarios
  • Management of severe shock
  • Capturing consequential impacts on risk appetite

Ozgur Ozel, EMEA Head of Prudential Regulatory Regulations, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

FINANCIAL RISK

GOVERNMENT STIMULUS
10:50 Reviewing macroeconomic impacts once COVID-19 government stimulus is withdrawn

  • Assessing the recovery path post COVID-19
  • Recalling policy steps taken and implications of exits
  • Taking a forward-looking approach for vulnerabilities for financial stability
  • Detailing channels through which banks are impacted and to what extent

Jerome Henry, Principal Advisor, DG Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability, ECB

CREDIT RISK
11:30 Gaining a true view of credit risks and identifying non-performing products amidst continued volatility

  • Economy disruption impact on risk profiles
  • Developing forward looking business models in a continued economically disruptive environment
  • Investment opportunities with increased debt
  • Impact of COVID-19 on non-performing exposures and non-performing loans
  • Identifying viable business models post-COVID-19

Atanas Dimov, Head of Credit Risk, Aviva Investors

12:10 Lunch break and networking

MACHINE LEARNING
1:10 Machine Learning in ALM

  • Machine learning in Financial Risks: understanding the process of learning in the required context of ALM, liquidity and interest risk
  • Blackbox vs Whitebox: downside and upside of the tools available of ML in finance.
  • How to leverage Machine Learning for ALM: tools for pattern research in ALM, substitution of current models or enhancement of current processes.
  • Use practical case using python: direct application with scripting to interest risk or liquidity risk.

Sergio CardonaHead of Quantitative Developer, Mirai-Advisory

FINTECH – PANEL DISCUSSION
1:50 Leveraging the power of fintech to advance digitalization planning and product offerings

  • Impact of Brexit on regional branches and services
  • Post-COVID-19 digitalization
  • Impact of government stimulus on small businesses
  • Getting Fintechs to understand regulatory requirements and scrutiny
  • Oversight of concentration risks
  • Increased pressure for Fintech adoption

Stephane Malrait, Head of Market Structure and Innovation, ING Bank NV

Maurice Lisa, Head of Digital Channels, Intesa Sanpaolo

COVID-19
1:10 Developing effective controls to manage changes to working environment

  • Increased vendor risk with employees working from home
  • Outsourcing key activities and dependencies on vendors
  • Increased operational risk as an indirect impact from the pandemic
  • Lessons learned throughout the pandemic for future best practice
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery effectiveness

Gary Savill, Head of Enterprise Risk, SAGA

ESG & CLIMATE RISK – PANEL DISCUSSION
1:50 Non-financial risk considerations for ESG & climate risk: Understanding exposure and impact to strategy

  • Expectations to manage risk of climate change
  • Heightened focus on ESG and sustainable finance
  • Long term zero emission commitments
  • Climate related risk and self-assessment
  • Gap analysis against regulatory requirements
  • Incorporating into business strategy

Beate Born, Head of Strategic Projects UBS Wealth Management, Executive DirectorUBS
Ozgur Ozel, EMEA Head of Prudential Regulatory Regulations, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Maciej Lewandowski, Head of Risk, Natwest

Cecilia Gejke, Chief Risk Officer, East-West United Bank S.A

DEBT MARKETS
1:10 Reviewing market trends and treatment of debt across markets and geographies

  • Impact of interest rate changes on inflation
  • Impact of inflation to national finances
  • Cost of debt service
  • Term structure of government debt
  • Debt financing and lending considerations
    • Greensill case study
  • Liquidity of debt markets
  • Impact of high frequency trading on liquidity

INTEREST RATE RISK – PANEL DISCUSSION
1:50 System capability and robustness to manage negative interest rates and impact on inflation

  • Impact of negative rates on ALM
  • Systems offering negative interest rate capabilities and scenarios
  • Rate forecasting techniques from regulators do not include negative rates
  • Impact to behavioural models
  • Preparing now for future changes to mitigate risks

Yingbo Bai, Head of Valuation Methodologies, UBS
Ashish Bansal, Head of Finance and Regulatory Reporting, Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd

2:40 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

CLOUD
3:10 Moving risk management applications and data to the cloud

  • Balancing risk and benefits
  • Opportunities of leveraging cloud
  • Developing a centralized data lake across teams
  • Leveraging AI and big data services on the cloud
    • Predictions for risk management
  • Cloud and technology transformation
  • Managing concentration risks with over reliance on small number of players

Angela Johnson de Wet, Head of Cloud and Technology Change Risk, Lloyds Banking Group

DATA
3:50 Aligning data standards and privacy requirements across the industry to leverage predictive modeling

  • Predictive modeling with historic data
  • Accounting for increased technology related events
  • Getting a better result from scenarios to be more forward looking
  • Managing global regulations
  • Estimating probability and amount for certain risk types
  • Obtaining and using data in a compliant way

HOLISTIC RISK MANAGEMENT
4:30 Developing a front to back holistic view of risk for advanced oversight

  • Removing a siloed view
  • Leveraging opportunities of a holistic view in business
  • Strategic approach to risk management
  • Understanding the interconnected nature of risk
  • Data and infrastructure requirements to provide a holistic view

Katrina-May Kwan, EMEA Head of Risk Governance, Wells Fargo

CYBER RISK
3:10 Reviewing changes to the cyber threat landscape with changes to working environment

  • Increased external threats
  • Increased exposure with remote working
  • Cyber resilience
  • Impact to losses throughout the pandemic
  • Increased ransom attacks
  • Increasing prevention techniques in line with increased vulnerability
  • Forward looking metrics for cyber risk
  • Producing dynamic indicators and metrics
  • Setting risk appetite for cyber risk

Vikas Munshi, Lead Platform Architect, Data Analytics and Machine Learning, ING

EXTERNAL CYBER RISKS
3:50 Managing increased cyber risks from external parties and ensuring supply chain security

  • Solar winds case study
  • Cyber security across outsourced parties
  • Concentration risk and potential systemic impacts

Praveen Singh, Director of Technology Risk, ICBC Standard Bank

TPRM
4:30 Managing increased regulatory pressure for effective oversight and control of outsourced activities

  • Mapping software and dependencies
  • Understanding interlinks and flow of systems
  • Establishing a secure environment
  • Compliance for rapidly evolving digital services
  • Day to day oversight and controls

INFLATION
3:10 Planning for inflation and balancing the risk across investment and portfolios

  • Central bank intervention
  • Moving to long term average target
  • Compensation for inflation risk

Melissa Longmore, Head of Group Market and Liquidity Risk, Bank of Ireland

STRESS TESTING
3:50 Regulatory expectations of stress testing and impact of COVID-19 on future scenarios

  • Regulatory requirements across jurisdictions: EBA and PRA
  • Leveraging scenario analysis
  • Climate change stress
  • New regulatory requirements post-Brexit
  • Building an integrated system
  • Understanding sensitivities and dependencies across risk types
  • Disparities in regulatory stress testing agendas
  • ECB reinvention of strategy and approach

CLIMATE CHANGE
4:30 Developing a framework for climate change risk and scenario to understand future impacts

  • Impact on financial assets
  • Impact of climate change risk on the trading book
  • Financing green companies
  • Impact of transition risks over time on loans and companies
  • Credit risk exposure to non-green companies
  • Scenario analysis of shocks to markets

Benjamin Westwood, Senior Manager, Bank of England

5:10 Chair’s closing remarks

5:20 End of day one and networking drinks reception

DAY TWO | 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

08:00 Breakfast and registration | 08:50 Chair’s opening remarks

DAY TWO KEYNOTE SESSIONS

ESG– PANEL DISCUSSION
9:00 Reviewing ESG regulatory agendas and leveraging change as a business strategy

– Transforming into a carbon zero environment
– Reporting and assessments
– Understanding disparities in rating agencies
– Preparation across the market for integration
– Managing scale and expectation of changes
– Developing measurable requirements
– Benchmark methodologies and scenarios

 

David Glendinning, UK Chief Risk Officer, Societe Generale

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria, Chief Risk Officer, GIB Asset Management

Ebbe Negenman, Chief Risk Officer, Knab

EMERGING RISK
9:50 An integrated risk management approach towards emerging risks

– Linkage between emerging matters (e.g. climate-related risks, Operational Resilience) and existing risk management framework
– Enterprise-level design and Board-level support to drive effective integration
– Leverage the existing governance structure and speciality risk management capability
– An collective, integrated and coordinated effort amongst relevant risk disciplines to provide support and to develop a holistic and thematic profile

Wei Shi, Chief Risk Officer, Bank of China

10:30 Morning refreshment break and networking

FUTURE OF RISK MANAGEMENT

CHANGE MANAGEMENT
11:00 Implementing transformation projects with change management processes to understand full risk

  • Managing large scale projects
  • Incorporating a complete view of risk across project implementation
  • Risk assessment on large scale projects
  • Demonstrating to the regulators
  • Increased risk of interconnected systems
  • Gaining better visibility of data across teams
  • Maturity model for transformation

FUTURE OF RISK – PANEL DISCUSSION
11:40 Future of the chief risk office: Developing robust practices with increased digitalization

  • Full migration to the cloud
  • Centralizing data to run predictions and alerts
  • Developing predictive risk management practices
  • Developing robust data models
  • Developing modern architecture and data models
  • Ensuring agility in a changing environment
  • Staying a step ahead of the business to manage risk
  • Skillsets of the risk manager

Carole Avis, CRO, Insurance, Legal and General

Leanne Bridges, Head of Risk Centre of Excellence, Nationwide

NON-FINANCIAL RISK

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
11:00 Modeling for a sustainable business to future proof against market innovation

  • Building business models that are resilient and withstanding of change
  • Identifying sustainable industries
  • Reliance on historic data to make business decisions
  • Where are the next big opportunities?

FRAUD – PANEL DISCUSSION
11:40 Reviewing the fraud landscape with increase in threats and techniques

  • RUSI report: Fraud reached levels to become a national threat to security
  • Increase in fraudulent attempts directly to customers
  • Increased risk of internal fraud
  • Balancing efficiency and fraud
  • Increase in contactless payment amounts
  • How endemic is fraud becoming in the system?
  • Are we moving towards a more centralized approach to fraud?
  • Convergence of fraud and cyber risks

Alex Rothwell, Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Fraud Operations, City of London Police

Andrew Barnett, Head of Fraud Management, Nordea

Jeremy Strong, Senior Lead, Fraud Control, Natwest

FINANCIAL RISK

CLIMATE RISK
11:00 Embedding Climate financial risk management

  • Regulatory expectations (SS3/19 and Dear CEO Letter)
  • Understanding physical and transition risks of our customers
  • Identifying, assessing and managing climate financial risk
  • importance of stress testing in identifying and assessing risks
  • Climate Analytics for risk monitoring
  • Risk Appetite
  • Management Actions and the alignment to strategy

Nigel Milbank, Climate Programme- Senior Manager, Natwest

GREEN FINANCE – PANEL DISCUSSION
11:40 Defining and understanding the move to green finance and climate sustainability

  • Parameters to issue green bonds
  • Developing standards across the industry
  • Defining sustainable assets
    • Are they sustainable if they rely on unsustainable industries?
  • Net Zero agenda costs
  • Sustainability and transition bonds
  • European green bond market interpretations
  • Developing a taxonomy with clear definitions

Libor Krkoska, Deputy Director, Country Strategy, EBRD

Alistair McLeod, Managing Director, Bank of America Merill Lynch

12:30 Lunch break and networking

DIGITAL FINANCE
1:30 Understand interrelated nature of complex networks and systems and impact of failure at any point

  • Risks associated with such interconnected networks
  • Ripple effect across the organization
  • Understanding outputs
  • Are we losing control?
  • Strategies to implement controls
  • Developing data standards across the industry

Francis Gross, Senior Advisor, ECB

ESG
2:10 The future of business models as practicalities of ESG agendas are realized

  • Understanding vital industries
  • Making it tangible
  • Progression of climate risk in the future
  • Developing taxonomies to manage expectations
  • Satisfying metrics to demonstrate an ESG compliant business

APP FRAUD
1:30 Increasing due diligence and controls to manage authorized push payment fraud

  • Checking account openings and due diligence
  • KYC and AML practices on new and current customers
  • The role of biometrics in KYC and AML
  • Due diligence to monitor authorized payments

REMOTE WORKING
2:10 Balancing risks of a remote workforce and maintaining security and data protection

  • Reaching maximum productivity in a remote environment
  • Building an agile organization
  • Cyber and data privacy
  • Tackling individual challenges to ensure security of data
  • IT security techniques
  • Increased globalization and connection with global teams

Sucharita Banerjee Lodha, Head of Operational Risk and Governance and International GI, AIG

INTRADAY RISK MANAGEMENT
1:30 Developing methodologies to review risk on an intraday and to better understand positions

  • Looking at risk intraday
  • Technological constraints
  • Understanding risk intraday and measuring against appetite
  • Visibility on positions in trading book
  • Mitigating risks with increased oversight
  • Visibility and transparency for forward projections

Per Hansson, Head of Credit Risk Analytics, Deutsche Bank

FINANCIAL RESILIENCE
2:10 Managing financial resilience and understanding impact of volatility and uncertainty

  • Impact of volatility and translating to risk appetite
  • Impact of COVID-19 on financial risk
  • Reviewing the credit environment
  • Adapting risk strategies and business models
  • Developing sustainable business models

Pradyumna Javalekar, Executive Director, Market Risk Management, JP Morgan Chase & Co

2:50 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

DIGITAL CURRENCY
3:20 Implications of the introduction of central bank digital currencies for banking

  • COVID-19 accelerating plans with reduced use of cash
  • Mounting pressure to move to digital currencies
  • Decentralized finance
  • Creating an ecosystem outside of the banking infrastructure
  • Leveraging DLT

Aleksi Grym, Head of Digitalisation, Bank of Finland

COVID-19
4:00 How COVID-19 has changed the way we view and manage risk

  • Evolving risk factors in a post-COVID-19 world
  • Viewing response and strategy
  • Leveraging knowledge to better prepare for next crises
    • What else are we not foreseeing?

Niels Kaas, Head of Risk and Security, Central Bank of Denmark

RCSA
3:20 Updating RCSA as a tool for risk management practices beyond a tick box exercise

  • Making RCSA a valuable tool beyond being a tick box exercise
  • Alternatives to RCSA
  • Using as a tool during the pandemic – did they prove useful?

Andrea Pozzi, Global Head of Non-Financial Risk, Santander

OPERATIONAL RISK
4:00 The future of operational risk practices: Evolving as the landscape becomes more online

  • Changing the way we think about operational risk
  • The future operational risk practices
  • Lessons learned from the pandemic
  • Resilience changing the way we view operational risk
  • How could the pandemic continue to impact operational risk functions in the long term?

Sean Titley, Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk, Metro Bank

FTP
3:20 Leveraging funds transfer pricing in an increasingly volatile environment with future uncertainty

  • FTP and margin management
  • Identifying the source of real margins
  • Importance of FTP as a tool to manage margins

Suresh Sankaran, Head of Risk Governance, Metro Bank

LIBOR
4:00 Reviewing the impact of transition away from LIBOR as the final deadline approaches

  • Uncertainty of costs
  • Building a term structure on overnight rates
  • What does the transition to risk free rates look like across EMEA?
  • Using new rates for transfer pricing
  • Adjustments for loan portfolios
  • Impact on products and portfolios

4:40 End of day two

4:50 Chair’s closing remarks

Keynotes
Soren Agergaard Andersen

Soren Agergaard Andersen
CRO
Nordea Asset Management

Biography

Søren Agergaard Andersen is the Chief Risk Officer for Nordea Asset Management, the biggest asset manager in the Nordics with more than € 250bn AuM. Søren is responsible for the overall enterprise risk function, managing an international team of risk professionals in Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg. Before joining the asset management industry, Søren held leading positions within risk in banking and pension/life insurance. One of his main priorities is to define and uphold a strong and yet flexible governance and risk framework, which can support a sound overall risk culture. Søren holds a M.A. in Mathematics and Economics and a PRM certification.

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Jeremy Arnold
Chief Risk Officer
Natwest Markets

Biography

Jeremy Arnold will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Fabrice Brossart

Fabrice Brossart
CRO, General Insurance and International
AIG

Biography

Fabrice Brossart is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for AIG International General Insurance and oversees AIG’s risk management function in 70+ entities outside of North America, ensuring these operations have a risk management system proportionate to their exposures and in line with local regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

Fabrice joined AIG in February 2011 as Chief Actuary for the European region, subsequently taking additional responsibilities for risk management and leading the Solvency II program. Between 2014 and 2015 Fabrice worked in several risk management roles at the AIG head office in New York, enhancing significantly the Group capital model. Returning to London in 2016, Fabrice played a key role in AIG’s response to Brexit and the standing up of AIG Europe SA. More recently he has focused on business resilience, risk culture and conduct, climate risk and transformation.

An alumnus of France’s Ecole Polytechnique, Fabrice holds actuarial qualifications in France and the UK as well as the Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary designation. Previous employers include AXA Insurance UK and Willis Towers Watson. Fabrice has represented AIG at the CRO Forum and supported two AIG Group CEOs in their engagement with the Geneva Association. He is a member of AIG’s Executive Diversity Council and has co-led ERM’s Diversity and Inclusion Council since 2017. Fabrice was named CRO of the year by Insurance ERM in January 2018.

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Gulf International Bank (UK)

Biography

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

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

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David Glendinning
UK Chief Risk Officer
Societe Generale

Biography

David Glendinning will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Ebbe Negenman
CRO 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 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 .

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Wei Shi
Chief Risk Officer
Bank of China

Biography

Wei Shi will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Jeff Simmons

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.

Michael Sparks

Michael Sparks
CRO, Issuer Services
BNY Mellon

Biography

Michael Sparks will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Carole Avis

Carole Avis
CRO, Insurance
Legal and General

Biography

Carole is an actuary with wide experience in leading product, financial and proposition developments who has held a number of senior positions within  savings and insurance for Legal & General

Her current role is  CRO, LGI  leading the second line activity for the UK Retail and Group Protection and associated Fintech businesses of Legal & General.

Prior to its sale in 2019,  Carole’s role also included being CRO for L&G’s GI company for 4 years.

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Leanne Bridges
Head of Risk Centre of Excellence
Nationwide

Biography

Leanne Bridges will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Sergio Cardona
Quantative Developer
Mirai Advisory

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. Trained to apply techniques and tools for enhancement of financial analysis and decision making.
I love to work with teams from different disciplines, it’s the best way to really develop new powerful ideas.

Terri Duhon

Terri Duhon
Non-Executive Director and Risk Chair
Morgan Stanley

Biography

Terri Duhon went from a Math degree at MIT to a derivative trader on Wall Street then on to become an entrepreneur and author.  She is now an educator, often guest lecturing at Oxford University where she is an Associate Fellow, and a board member of a number of large institutions such as Morgan Stanley International and Rathbone Bros a FTSE 250 UK Wealth Manager.  She is passionate about diversity and culture and often speaks about Empowerment and Reinvention.

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Francis Gross
Senior Advisor
ECB

Biography

Francis Gross will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Aleksi Grym

Aleksi Grym
Head of Digitalisation
Bank of Finland

Biography

Aleksi Grym is Head of Digitalisation at the Bank of Finland. He manages a portfolio of cross-departmental projects related to the digital transformation of the financial industry, covering topics such as FinTech, payment technologies, digital currencies, and cyber security. Before joining the Finnish central bank he worked in the consulting and technology investment industry for 15 years in London and Helsinki.

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson de Wet
Head of Cloud and Technology Change Risk
Lloyds Banking Group

Biography

Ange is responsible for Cloud and Technology Change Risk at Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to working at Lloyds, Ange led transformation teams and programmes at Deutsche Bank including: Cloud Security, Risk and Compliance, Anti-Financial Crime Analytics, Data Quality People Change and Money Markets Finance, Risk and Regulatory Reporting.

Before joining Deutsche Bank, Ange worked as a Senior Manager at EY across Asia Pacific and EMEIA within the Financial Services Organisation focusing on Corporate Banking and Capital Markets transformation and advisory programmes. Ange started her career at IBM in Australia working as a developer, tester, designer and then business analyst and project manager.
Ange has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics / Robotics) and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Niels Kaas
Head of Risk and Security
Central Bank of Denmark

Biography

Niels Kaas will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Katrina-May Kwan
EMEA Head of Risk Governance
Wells Fargo

Biography

Katrina-May Kwan will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Maurice Lissi

Maurice Lisi
Head of Digital Channels
Intesa Sanpaolo

Biography

Maurice Lisi will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Stephane Malrait

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

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Sunil Verma
Head of Market Risk Stress Testing Methodology
UBS

Biography

Sunil Verma will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Sucharita Banarjee

Sucharita Banerjee Lodha
Head of Operational Risk and Governance, International GI
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.

Andrew Barnett

Andrew Barnett
Head of Fraud Management
Nordea

Biography

Andrew Barnett will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Beate Born
Head of Strategic Projects UBS Wealth Management, Executive Director
UBS

Biography

Beate Born has 17 years of experience in the financial services industry in Switzerland, Europe and Asia and has run her own consulting practice. She is currently Head of Strategic Projects at UBS Wealth Management in Zürich. Many of her 13 years at UBS she spent in Operational Risk and Capital Markets running global regulatory initiatives such as MiFID I&II as well as large initiatives such as Brexit and platform programs for Wealth Management. She is member of the leadership team of the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC) Women in Data Network as well as the EDMC ESG Committee. In September 2021 Beate will complete a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge with a focus on ESG data reporting and carbon disclosure comparability.  Further Academic degrees include an MBA from Clark University, a DESS from the Sorbonne, an executive MBA from the Swiss Finance Institute and a certificate of advanced studies in Financial Market Regulation from the University of Zürich.

Cecilia-Gejke

Cecilia Gejke
Chief Risk Officer
East-West United Bank S.A

Biography

Cecilia Gejke will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Amit Lakhani

Amit Lakhani
Global Head of IT and Third Party Risk Management
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.

Maciej Lewandowski

Maciej Lewandowski
Head of Risk
Natwest Markets

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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Diane Menville
Executive Director, Head of ESG
Scope

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Diane Menville will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Vikas Munshi

Vikas Munshi
Lead Platform Architect, Data Analytics and Machine Learning
ING Bank

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Vikas Munshi will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Ozgur Ozel
EMEA Head of Prudential Regulatory Relations, Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

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Ozgur Ozel will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Andrea Pozzi
Group Head of Non-Financial Risk
Santander

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Andrea Pozzi will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Alex Rothwell

Alex Rothwell
Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Fraud
City of London Police

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Alex Rothwell will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

Gary Savill

Gary Savill
Head of  Enterprise Risk
SAGA

Biography

Gary Savill is Head of Enterprise Risk for Saga Group and has over 12 years of extensive risk management expertise, working previously in general and medical insurance for AXA UK for 10 years and as Deputy Head of Operations for Sanlam Investment Management for 4 years. Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant, qualifying whilst working for Nestle UK and is also a Specialist member of the IRM and member of the Institute of Management.

Gary have extensive experience of Solvency II operational risk capital, risk and control frameworks, 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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Praveen Singh
Director of Technology Risk
ICBC Standard Bank

Biography

Praveen Singh will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Jeremy Strong
Senior Lead, Fraud Control
Natwest

Biography

Member of the Fraud Leadership Team across Natwest for 5 years; previous fraud prevention responsibilities have covered various products, customer journeys and fraud typologies. Currently accountable for the overall prevention and strategy of First Party Fraud (covering onbook, mules and application fraud)

Previous roles include Operations Manager for Debt Management and Head of Customer Experience for Ulster Bank.

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Sean Titley
Director of  Enterprise and Operational Risk
Metro Bank

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Sean Titley will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Yingbo Bai
Head of Valuation Methodologies
UBS

Biography

Yingbo Bai currently heads up the global valuation methodologies team at UBS, where he is also a D&I ambassador . Previously, he worked in a number of quantitative roles at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan, after starting his career at CICC. Yingbo graduated from Oxford University with MSc in Mathematical Finance and London Business School with Masters in Finance, with undergraduate at Tsinghua University.

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Ashish Bansal
Head of Finance and Regulatory Reporting
Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd

Biography

Ashish Bansal, a certified Chartered Accountant from India, is the Head of Finance & Regulatory Reporting in Union Bank of India (UK) Limited. In his 8 years of industry know-how, his range of experiences span from application of operational aspect of conventions at grassroot, to administering and formulating policy blueprints at the executive stratum. His in-depth technical understanding of banking products and demonstrated cognizance of RBI’s as well as Bank of England’s regulatory governance, adds to his industry’s proficiency.

Atanas Dimor

Atanas Dimov
Head of Credit Risk 
Aviva Investors

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Atanas Dimov will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Per Hansson
Head of Credit Risk Analytics
Deutsche Bank

Biography

Per Hansson is a Director and Head of CCR Exposure Management within Credit Risk Management at Deutsche Bank, responsible for the bank’s IMM and pre-deal exposure models for counterparty credit risk. Per is additionally responsible for capital planning and the bank’s Pillar 2 capital model for credit risk. Previously, Per worked in Market Risk Management for Credit Trading and CVA at Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan and was also a risk manager in JP Morgan’s prime finance business. Per has an MSc in Engineering Physics from Lund University, Sweden.

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Jerome Henry
DG Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
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.

Pradyumna Javalekar

Pradyumna Javalekar
ED, Head of CVA ST
JPMorgan

Biography

Pradyumna specializes in Market Risk and Counterparty Risk with experience spanning both the Front Office and Risk Management functions at two of the largest global investment banks. In his current multi-dimensional role he is the market risk manager for JPM’s differential discounting desk, the banking book loan portfolio and also is the head of CVA stress testing. He is also involved in developing a climate risk management framework for JPM’s trading book. Outside of work, he is a bit of a musician and is working on his first album.

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Libor Krkoska
Deputy Head, Country Strategy
EBRD

Biography

Pradyumna specializes in Market Risk and Counterparty Risk with experience spanning both the Front Office and Risk Management functions at two of the largest global investment banks. In his current multi-dimensional role he is the market risk manager for JPM’s differential discounting desk, the banking book loan portfolio and also is the head of CVA stress testing. He is also involved in developing a climate risk management framework for JPM’s trading book. Outside of work, he is a bit of a musician and is working on his first album.

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Melissa Longmore
Head of Group Market and Liquidity Risk
Bank of Ireland

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Melissa Longmore will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Alistair McLeod
Managing Director
Bank of America Merill Lynch

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Alistair McLeod will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Nigel Milbank
Head of Stress Testing Controls
Natwest

Biography

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

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

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Suresh Sankaran
Head of Risk Governance
Metro Bank

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Suresh Sankaran will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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Benjamin Westwood
Senior Manager
Bank of England

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Benjamin Westwood will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.

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