OpRisk Europe

<br /> We’re living in an era of extraordinary disruptions.<br /> <br /> OpRisk Europe gives you the practical, forward looking insights and innovative solutions you need to remain compliant, ensure business continuity and prepare for the unexpected in this time of uncertainty.

OpRisk Europe returns to London next June 2023, reuniting the leaders of the OpRisk community from top investment banks and buy-side firms for an important face-to-face meeting. Our interactive agenda has been steered by the Risk.net editorial team and OpRisk advisory board and covers the most pressing issues facing OpRisk professionals, from managing cyber attacks to the evolution of fraud to regulatory expectations. The day will facilitate a peer-to-peer dialogue and give you the practical, forward-looking insights and innovative solutions you need to remain compliant and ensure business continuity for your firm in the era of digital transformation.


Our 2022 agenda was shaped in partnership with our advisory board:

Nedim Baruh

Head of operational risk measurement and analytics

JP Morgan

Nedim Baruh leads the Operational Risk Capital and Analytics function at J.P. Morgan Chase ("JPMC") and is responsible for the Operational Risk Capital and Stress Testing processes.

Most recently, Nedim has been leading JPMC's effort to enhance its Scenario Analysis program by developing factor based models to assess its material risks. This work will help JPMC bridge the gap between operational risk measurement and management.

Prior to joining JPMC, Nedim was part of the Algorithmics Operational Risk advisory function and led many client engagements in the operational risk space.

Nedim has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Bala Ayyar

Managing director and chief data officer, Americas

Societe Generale

Since joining SG in 2009, he has held a range of positions.  Currently, he is the Chief Data Officer, SG Americas, with responsibility for data management and governance within the Region.  This function is responsible for implementing the requirements of BCBS 239, establishing sound data governance framework that meets Group needs and local supervisory expectations, and creating a solid platform for the data to be leveraged for strategic business decisions. Prior to that, he headed up the Project Management Office for the SG US Transformation project.  SG roles before that included Deputy CFO of the Americas Region of their Corporate & Investment Bank and Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore. 

Prior to joining SG, Bala was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for fourteen years in a range of positions in Toronto and New York.  As Senior Vice President of the Wholesale North America Finance, he headed up the controllership function for CIBC’s World Markets and Treasury & Risk Management Strategic Business Units within North America. With a global team across Toronto and New York, he was responsible for establishing a SOX-compliant industry-leading Finance control environment as well as supporting the efficient execution of business initiatives and managing the Finance related US regulatory relationships during a very demanding period. Prior to that, he also had stints as the business-line controller for the Bank's US origination businesses (Corporate Lending, Investment Banking, Merchant Banking, Structured Finance, and High Yield), as well as the 2/ic to the Chief Accountant, with responsibility for consolidated financial, management and regulatory reporting at the corporate level.

Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Bala has a degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai and holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States.  He lives in Montclair, New Jersey is married with two children, and enjoys long-distance running.

Yogesh Mudgal

Operational risk - global head enterprise tech/cyber risk; engineering & architecture, cloud, emerging tech


Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking


Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management


Tom Osborn is the desk editor of Risk.net's risk management coverage. Prior to joining Risk, he reported on the futures and foreign exchange industries for Dow Jones' Financial News and the Euromoney group of publications. Osborn holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Warwick.

2022 Attendees gained insights into:

  • Regional regulatory expectations update, including a closed-door Q and As session
  • Operational resilience: how to structure teams and processes to achieve resilience
  • Cyber risk: data management in the post-Covid era
  • Next-generation fraud: building awareness throughout your organization and supply chain
  • Achieving excellence in third party risk management
  • Climate risk: rationalising climate risk within operational risk management
  • Managing technology risk in the age of big data, AI and quantum computing

OpRisk Series:

- OpRisk North America - New York

November 2022

- OpRisk Europe - London

June 2023


Re-engage and re-connect:

The pandemic put our lives on hold, now is the time to generate leads and re-connect with the senior leaders of the OpRisk community

Raise the bar:

Add your voice to the discussion as the community builds a framework that is forward-looking and can withstand the next crisis​


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