OpRisk Europe

We’re living in an era of extraordinary disruptions.<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.

Crisis is the new norm. Emerging from the pandemic, the world has faced a myriad of unprecedented risks. External factors such as geopolitical risk, digital transformation and climate risk have had a clear impact on the scope of regulation and the remit of the head of operational risk. Never before has it been so important for those focusing on operational risk to keep pace with industry developments as they unfold.

Uniting sell-side firms, buyside firms, regulators, technology providers and consultants, OpRisk Europe is the largest regional event dedicated to operational risk, attracting 150+ experts in operational, cyber, third party, compliance, technology, esg, and enterprise risks. Each year, the operational risk community gathers to find solutions to the pressing challenges facing the industry, witness the newest technical innovations and benchmark excellence.


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.

Eelco Van-Dijk

Former senior operational risk analyst capital management, ING

Independent expert

Eelco van Dijk joined ING Bank in 2008 and started working in the modelling and scenario team of Group Operational Risk.

Since 2013 ING reports operational risk regulatory capital according to the AMA model.

The AMA model uses among other internal loss events. Therefore Eelco deals with many aspects of internal loss events (data quality, completeness, etc)

Prior to moving to ING Eelco worked at ABN AMRO in a variety of risk roles for almost 20 years.

Eelco is member of the Risk Committee of the Dutch VBA CFA chapter  


Philip Alexander

Regulation Editor


Philip Alexander is the regulation desk editor for Risk.net, overseeing a team of journalists in the UK, US and Asia. He was previously senior editor at The Banker magazine, covering financial regulation, capital markets, derivatives and central and eastern Europe. Prior to entering journalism, he edited sovereign credit research for rating agency Standard & Poor’s in London. He was awarded a PhD in modern history by the University of Cambridge for a thesis on Britain and European integration

Simon Cox

Chief transformation officer


Simon Cox collaborates with companies to leverage the ServiceNow platform, helping them optimise growth, innovation and business agility. He unites business and IT stakeholders to drive digital transformation and enterprise streamlining and simplification efforts. Before joining ServiceNow, Cox was the accountable executive for technology resilience at Lloyds Banking Group, where he also led the strategy, design and deployment of the ServiceNow platform across IT, HR, risk, procurement, and payment operations. He has previous experience as chief information officer at TSB Bank and in technology leadership positions at Towergate, Aviva and Norwich Union.

Danny Frost

Chief risk officer, Emea


Danny Frost joined AIG in June 2015 and currently serves as chief risk officer and regional head of operational risk for Emea and Apac. Before joining AIG, he held roles in investment banking, managing derivative operations, the middle office and prime brokerage functions. Frost spent 19 years at Credit Suisse and most recently held the positions of global head of operational risk for collateral, clearing, valuations and liquidity, and global head of new business and new product approval.

John Keogan

Head, fraud risk – Internal fraud prevention

Standard Chartered Bank

Thomas Kaiser


Kaiser Risk Management Consulting & Goethe University

Thomas Kaiser has been working on risk management for more than 25 years. He is the founder of Professor Kaiser Risk Management Consulting and teaches Risk Management as an honorary professor at Goethe University as well as at other institutions. He is also active in executive education at Goethe Business School in Frankfurt and elsewhere and is organizing and leading conferences and seminars as well as speaking at conferences nationally and internationally. In his long-time affiliation with KPMG, he was responsible for advising leading banks and insurance companies globally on Non-Financial Risk Management. Thomas has also worked for Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and HypoVereinsbank on Operational Risk and with WestLB on market risk topics. Thomas is the editor of the latest RiskBooks title „Non-Financial Risk Management: Emerging stronger after COVID-19“ and is co-author/editor of the RiskBooks titles “An Introduction to Operational Risk” and “Reputational Risk Management in Financial Institutions” and has written numerous articles and several further books. He is a member of the advisory board of FIRM (Frankfurt Institute of Risk Management and Regulation) and various other industry associations. Thomas holds a master’s degree in business administration from Saarbrücken University and a PhD in financial econometrics from Tübingen University. 

Robin de Jongh

Managing director detecting financial crime


Stefana Brown

Chief risk officer, UK protection and fintech, and director, IT and data protection risk

Legal & General Retail

Stefana Brown is chief risk officer, UK protection and fintech, and director, IT and data protection risk, at Legal & General Retail. She spent 10 years at Lloyds Banking Group and four at M&G Investments before joining Legal & General Retail.

Reasons to attend:

  • Share insights with 150+ of your industry peers
  • Hear from the experts paving the way for best practices in operational risk with perspectives from HSBC, ICBC, State Street, Barclays and more.
  • Get involved and join one of our Chatham House Executive Boardrooms dedicated to confidential peer-to-peer benchmarking 
  • Network with your peers across Risk Live Europe with dedicated operational risk Knowledge Cafes hosted by practitioners
  • Gain unrivalled insight into the key priorities on the regulators' agenda


The OpRisk Series:

- Cyber Risk Summit - Boston

April 2023

- OpRisk North America - New York

November 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​


We bring together the largest, most global community of senior OpRisk professionals so you can better understand their needs

Risk Live - Cyber Risk Summit

Cyber Risk Summit offers the industry platform to benchmark with your peers and share insights on how to plan for and effectively resolve cyber incidents

  • Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown

OpRisk North America

The leading regional event dedicated to non-financial risk, to celebrate industry excellence and discuss solutions to the pressing challenges keeping operational risk professionals and chief risk offers awake at night.

  • New York

Advanced operational risk management for leaders

Supplement your participation in Oprisk Europe conference with Risk Learning's course 'Advanced operational risk management for leaders' in London on June 5–6.

This practitioner-focused programme is designed to aid risk professionals in adjusting practices to remain at the forefront of industry development and regulatory expectations.

Key reasons to attend:

  • Address current issues in operational risk management

  • Understand the key skills modern risk professionals need to invest in your teams

  • Review practical examples, case studies and industry benchmarks


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