Speakers

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Nick Strange

Senior technical advisor, operational risk & resilience

Bank of England

Nick Strange is Senior Technical Advisor for operational risk and resilience at the Prudential Regulation Authority in the Bank of England. Previously a Co-Director and Head of the Credit Risk and then the Operational Risk and Resilience Divisions in the Supervisory Risk Specialists (SRS), Nick has now been at the regulator for 14 years. Prior to joining the FSA (the predecessor to the PRA), Nick was a Director in KPMG’s Financial Risk practice.

Nick is also a member of the Global Association of Risk Practitioners’ Financial Risk Management examination committee, a qualified Chartered Accountant and a holder of the Institute of Directors’ Certificate of Company Direction.

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Ariane Chapelle

Adjunct professor

University College London

Dr, Ariane Chapelle, is Honorary Reader at University College London and is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in Risk. She teaches at UCL 'Operational Risk Measurement for Financial Institutions’ and is a Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk..

In 2019, the firm received the Risk.net Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in the Year in Operational Risk’. She published at Wiley Finance Series the textbook Operational Risk Management: Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry, in December 2018 that rapidly became the No.1 best seller in its field and is now translated in French by Pearson France. In 2020, the book got elected “Book of the Year” by risk.net.

Dr. Chapelle founded and runs her adivsory and training practice in risk management, serving all sizes of financial organisations and international institutions, including central banks and UN agencies. She is a former holder of the Chair of International Finance at the University of Brussels with backgrounds in internal audit, credit risk and investment risk. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000 and was formerly head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Société Générale

Terri Duhon

Chair of the board and chair of the risk committee

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Terri Duhon is the Chair of the Board of Morgan Stanley Investment Management for the EMEA business, on the board of Morgan Stanley International and Rathbone Brothers plc, a FTSE250 UK Wealth Manager.  On these boards, she also chairs the Risk Committee.  She is an Associate Fellow at The Said Business School at Oxford University, on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the MIT Math Department, a motivational speaker for Speakers for Schools and a frequent Keynote Speaker on Culture, Career Management, Diversity and Corporate Purpose.

After graduating from MIT in Math, Terri started her career at JPMorgan and spent 10 years working as a derivative trader.  In particular she was part of the team that developed the credit derivative market globally as documented in Fool’s Gold.  Later she became an entrepreneur and started a consulting business where she lead expert witness teams in unwinding some of the more complex products from the credit crisis.  She has been on the board of CHAPS Co (the UK high value payment system), the board of Operation Smile UK and was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Group for the Prince’s Trust.  She is the author of How the Trading Floor Really Works.     

Contact info:

www.terriduhon.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/terriduhon/

@DuhonTerri

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Jeff Simmons

Managing director, head of enterprise risk management EMEA

MUFG

Jeff Simmons joined the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ ("BTMU") in June 2014 as the Head of Enterprise Risk, tasked with creating the function.

Prior to joining the bank he spent some 20 years working in the Risk Management arena, this included Market Risk, Credit Risk, Risk Model Validation and Regulatory Risk consulting.

At BTMU his responsibilities include the development of a Regional Risk Appetite Framework, including the design and implementation of a forward looking risk appetite framework which can be used for strategic decision making and control purposes. He is also developing an Integrated Stress Testing framework, and subsequently integrating this with the Risk Appetite framework including the analysis of the Banks forecast under varying macro economic environments. He is now working extensively with both the Tokyo based Head Office and the continental offices to develop a global framework in these 2 areas. Over the past year he has been working cloely with the Amsterdam based subsidiary in the development of the ICAAP/ILAAP and SIRA Frameworks.

He is also responsible for the implementation of an EMEA Risk Governance framework, this involves him working closely with the Regional offices to ensure that there is a standardised and efficient Risk Framework across the region.

 

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Sophie Dupre-Echeverria

Chief risk officer

Gulf International Bank

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria is a risk practitioner working across risk & compliance disciplines at executive level to drive sustainable risk culture across organizations.

She worked at asset managers, private banks, corporate banks, big and medium sizes, mostly in the UK but always with international exposure, most recently UBS AM, Baring and Schroders.

She has joined Gulf international Bank as their Chief Risk Officer in January 2019.

Soren Andersen

Chief risk officer

Nordea Asset Management

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Rajat Baijal

Managing director, global head of enterprise risk

Cantor Fitzgerald

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Amit Lakhani

Head of operational risk controls for ICT and third party management for corporate and institutional banking

BNP Paribas

Amit is a thorough IT Risk and Information Security Leader with a proven track record of leading, developing, designing and delivering wide variety of programs over the span of last 15+ years. Amit has a particular interest in raising information risks at board level and enabling business through mitigation or avoidance of IT risks through industry-accepted and sometimes cutting-edge solutions.

Amit has presented and published a number of research papers, articles and chapters in the Information Security field. His key focus has always been keeping the balance between business, technological and operational issues. In his most recent position at BNP Paribas, Amit leads the IT Risks and Third party risk management practices globally for the Corporate and Institutional Banking business. He has developed and implemented robust methodologies for effective IT risk management and is embedding a strong framework for internal and external vendor risk management.

Lisa Nowel

Chief Risk Officer

Monzo Bank

Dan Gordon

Group head of operational risk

Revolut

David Yates

Head of resilience & emergency planning

NHS

David joined the NHS in 2014 and is Head of Operational Resilience for the Clinical Commissioning Groups for the NHS across Coventry & Warwickshire. He works with all the Hospital Emergency Planners and Resilience heads in all areas of Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response for the NHS in line with key areas of identified risk, both locally and nationally. He was heavily involved in the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, both in planning and operational response on behalf of the NHS. He is also the deputy Chair of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Resilience Forum Tactical group.

Prior to working in the NHS David spent 12 years in the RAF, then upon leaving the Military a 20 year career in Firefighting, both in local authority and aviation branches, finishing his career at the rank of Chief Fire Officer. David has extensive knowledge and experiences of operational risk and incident command; with numerous qualifications in Civil Protection, Health &Safety, Fire safety and has worked both in the UK and overseas, being a Chief Fire Officer in the UAE and in Afghanistan, where he worked on behalf of NATO in the multi-national ISAF force in Kandahar for 3 years.

Richard Snookes

Chief compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer

Sberbank CIB

Paul Huggett

Head of partner management, group procurement

Bank of Ireland

Angela Johnson de Wet

Head of risk for IT change and new technologies, conduct, compliance and operational risk

Lloyds Banking Group

Paul Tarrant

Operational risk senior manager

Revolut

Kate Field

Global health safety and well-being

British Standards Institution

Amalie Korning Wedege

Head of sanctions framework & compliance

Danske Bank

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Charles Forde

Group head of operational risk

AIB

Jörgen Mellberg

CISO, head of IT & DPO

Sparbanken Syd

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Michael Grimwade

Head of Operational Risk

ICBC STANDARD BANK

Michael Grimwade is Head of Operational Risk for ICBC Standard Bank. He has worked in Operational Risk Management for over 20 years. He has previously held senior Operational Risk management roles at MUFG Securities, RBS and Lloyds TSB, and he has also been a Director of the Institute of Operational Risk. He is the author of a number of articles on setting Op Risk appetite, scenario analysis and Op Risk modelling, and his book “Managing Operational Risk: New Insights and Lessons Learnt” was published by RiskBooks in 2016.

Vejen Stoilov

Director in operational risk

Barclays

Svetlana Belyalova

Head of operational risk management

Rosbank Societe Generale Group

Adityadeb Mukherjee

Head climate risk management

Standard Chartered

Ben Davis

Head of business risk & controls

Sainsbury's Bank

Deborah Hrvatin

Chief risk officer

CLS Group

Deborah joined CLS in 2019 as Chief Risk Officer, overseeing the risk function globally. As a specialist in risk management and strengthening controls, she is responsible for CLS’s risk management framework and for building an enhanced culture of risk identification, challenge and mitigation. Deborah is also responsible for enhancing CLS’s risk dialogue across our ecosystem, with the objective of further improving systemic risk awareness and mitigation.

Deborah joined CLS from Citigroup, where she was Global Head of Operational Risk Management for the Institutional Clients Group. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2017, Deborah spent 22 years with Deutsche Bank, where she held several leadership roles including Head of Operational Risk for the Americas region and the Global Corporate Finance division and Chief Operating Officer for the Global Securitization Group. Deborah began her career in financial services as a commissioned bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Deborah received her BBA and MBA in International Finance from Hofstra University.

Stefana Brown

Head of operational risk

Legal & General Insurance

I am experienced Operational Risk Professional with over 17 years in the financial services industry (14 in risk). I have  spent 10 years with Lloyds Banking Group, moving to M&G investments for 4 years and the last three with L&G, which has given me a broad exposure to banking, asset management and more recently insurance.  Since commencing my career in banking I have been proactively involved in the Diversity & Inclusion conversation and have been a member of various Inclusivity forums and Groups.

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Luke Carrivick

Head of analytics and research

ORX

Luke is Head of Analytics and Research at ORX where he leads many industry initiatives spanning Operational risk modelling and management. He is also responsible for delivery of a wide range of ORX information and benchmarking including Loss Data, ORX News and the Scenarios Program. Prior to Joining ORX Luke held a variety of positions in Banking, Technology and Academia. Dr Carrivick holds an MBA, PhD and M.A in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

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Danny Frost

Chief Risk Officer, EMEA & APAC Regional Head of Operational Risk Management

AIG

Mr Frost joined AIG in June 2015, and currently serves as Chief Risk Officer & Regional Head of Operational Risk for EMEA and APAC. Prior to joining AIG, Mr Frost held several roles within Investment Banking, managing Derivative Operations, Middle Office and Prime Brokerage functions. Mr Frost spent nineteen years of his career at Credit Suisse and most recently held the positions of Global Head of Operational Risk for Collateral, Clearing, Valuations & Liquidity and Global Head of Operations New Business / New Product Approval.

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Lester Joseph

Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group

WELLS FARGO

Lester Joseph is the Manager of the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group at Wells Fargo & Company. The primary mission of this Group is to provide intelligence on money laundering activity and financial crime trends to all parts of the company. Les joined Wells Fargo in March 2010 as the International Investigations Manager.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Les worked for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1984 to February 2010. From 2002-2010, he was the Principal Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS). He was a Deputy Chief in the Section since October 1991.

Les began his career with the Department of Justice in 1984 as a Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. From 1981-1984, he was an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

 

Wendy Redshaw

CDIO, personal banking

RBS

Nilixa Devlukia

Open banking, digital currency and payments expert, diversity advocate

James Routledge

Founds and chief executive officer

Sanctus

I started my first business during my 2nd year of University and never went back.

In the process of building the business, raising investment and dealing with it's failure, I burned out. I was crippled with anxiety and began having panic attacks. I'd pushed myself to the limit for 3 years working on something I wasn't truly passionate about and lived my life as someone else in my quest for "success".

Mental health became important to me as I started to feel all the feelings I'd bottled up for years. I knew nothing about mental health, I was frightened and felt ashamed. Yet I knew it didn't have to be this way.

I set up Sanctus to create the brand that I wish had existed for me and for millions of others. A brand that redefines mental health as a whole and creates real human connection. We do this through coaching in the workplace, talks, trainings, storytelling and creating an environment for people to openly talk about mental health.

Our mission is to put the world's first mental health gym's on the high street and inspire people to work on their mental health proactively, like we do with physical health. Right now we partner with global brands, startups and innovative businesses to take the mental health gym to the workplace. In less than 3 years we've sustainably grown Sanctus in the workplace to positively impact tens of thousands of individuals through 1:1 Sanctus Coaching.
 

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Fiona Jackson

Founder and CEO

Fiona Jackson Consulting Ltd

Christophe Delaure

Senior product manager

IBM OpenPages with Watson

Christophe is responsible for product direction of IBM’ OpenPages Risk Management offerings. He has over15 years of experience in information security and compliance, which includes 10+ years developing and managing comprehensive solutions that address IT security risk and compliance.

His focus at IBM has been on developing applications to automate risk and compliance in collaboration with the IBM Design Thinking practice as well as the Watson teams.

James Melville

GRC account manager

IBM OpenPages

Ian Francis

Principal solution consultant - GRC

IBM OpenPages

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Heather Gentile

Director of RegTech offerings

IBM

As Director of RegTech Offerings within IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive division, Heather is responsible for product strategy of IBM’s GRC and financial crimes portfolio.  During the past 18 years, she has specialized in developing solutions to optimize regulatory compliance initiatives and the need for automation, AI and cognitive in support of risk and compliance programs and financial crimes monitoring.  Prior to joining IBM, Heather was responsible for overseeing the compliance analytics division of regulatory solutions at Wolters Kluwer. 

Sarah Black

Partner, risk advisory

Deloitte

Sarah is a Partner within the Deloitte Financial Services Risk Advisory practice with over 18 years’ experience specialising in leading and managing global regulatory, risk remediation, technology, operational resilience and change programmes across Financial Services. 

Sarah is an Operational Resilience specialist with in-depth knowledge and experience across a wide range of risk, resilience and readiness activities including helping clients plan for and respond to high impact events and changes, operational resilience transformation and framework development and helping clients manage Operational Resilience and controls.

Rouzbeh Faramarzian

Head Of operational risk and BCM

Daiwa Capital Markets

Nihar Mehta

Chief risk officer

Monument Corporation

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Steve Marlin

Staff writer

Risk.net

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Alexander Campbell

divisional content editor

Risk.net

Alexander Campbell is the divisional content editor for Risk.net. He was formerly the editor of Operational Risk & Regulation and news editor of Risk magazine. He is based in London.

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Costas Mourselas

senior staff writer

RISK.NET

Costas Mourselas is a senior staff writer on the risk management desk at Risk.net. He previously reported on derivatives at GlobalCapital. Costas has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of York, UK.

Dan Crisp

Partner

Digital Risk Insight

Vicki Gavin

The Cyber Coach

Cyber Rescue Alliance

Vicki Gavin is recognized as an expert in cyber security. She was Cyber Security Woman of the Year and Security Serious Unsung Hero Awards, Marathon (Wo)man. She has been an invited speaker at an array of industry conferences including Info Crime Summit, InfoSec Europe and Enterprise IT Security Conference and is Chairperson of the Women's Security Society Board (2016 - Present). Currently she is Head of Cyber Risk at Artemis Fund Management.  Previously she was Data Protection Officer and Head of Information Security at the Northview Group responsible for managing both privacy and security risk.  She joined Northview from The Economist Group where she was Compliance Director, Head of Business Continuity, Information Security and Data Privacy establishing the firm’s cyber security and compliance programmes. Prior to this she was Head of Business Continuity and Business Risk at Barclaycard, Head of Recovery Planning & Crisis Management at Barclays Bank, and held various positions at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein after emigrating from Canada. Vicki is MBCI and CRISC Certified, holds a BSc in Physics and a postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Adults.

Scott Bridgen

Third-party risk consultant

OneTrust

 

Scott Bridgen serves as a Third-Party Risk Consultant for OneTrust Vendorpedia - a purpose-built software designed to operationalize third-party risk management. In his role, Scott advises companies throughout their third-party risk management implementations to help meet requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG, GDPR and CCPA). Scott works with clients to centralize their third-party information across business units, assess risks and performance, and monitor threats throughout the entire third-party relationship, from onboarding to offboarding. 

Igor Sumkovski

Senior manager, financial crime compliance advisory

Santander

As a senior financial crime manager for Santander, Igor is responsible for the implementation and delivery of an effective financial crime risk management strategy and policy framework. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Financial Regulation, International Corporate Governance and Economic Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London and he is ICA qualified financial crime professional with proven BAU and project management experience, gained within some of the largest UK and EU banks.

Igor has a strong anti-financial crime background and comprehensive understanding of the external environment in respect to regulators, industry practice and benchmarking, strong knowledge of the UK/EU financial crime compliance legal and regulatory frameworks. He has genuine interest in AI and Machine Learning, committed to continuously exploring opportunities to use new technologies for greater effectiveness in combating financial crime.

Hasintha Gunawickrema

Global head of conduct transformation and third party risk

HSBC

Sandra Horma

Fraud and chargeback senior lead

TransferWise

Eelco van Dijk

Senior Operational Risk analyst capital management

ING

Maurizio Garro

Senior Lead - IBOR Transition programme

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

Maurizio Garro works as a Senior Lead BA for the IBOR Transition programme at Lloyds Banking Group, where he is leading the delivery of the changes required for models, curves and products for the transition to the alternative risk-free rates for the Front and Back book. His background is in quantitative risk management, Model Risk, Market Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk, Pricing, Liquidity and Stress Testing. 

He has a long-standing experience as an internal auditor, consultant and banker in model risk management and previously worked in the Development and Validation teams of top-tier financial institutions in Europe, U.S., and the U.K. for over 15 years.  

Maurizio is a frequent speaker on various topics in risk management, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditor and the Director of the Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP) London Chapter.

He has been supporting as mentor start-ups involved in the development of AI/Machine learning products.

Maurizio Garro received his Master Degree in Economics from the Bocconi University of Milano and a certificate in Financial Risk Management (FRM) from GARP.

Olga Baldwin

Third party risk management, operational risk management, contract management

Starling Bank

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Carolin Schönherr, CFA

Operational risk manager

Capula Investment Management LLP.


Carolin has built up a successful career across the three lines of defence at leading Investment Banks and Investment Managers - from Control Teams and Front Office to Operational Risk. In her current role at Capula, Carolin is accountable for the development and implementation of the Operational Risk Management Strategy, Framework and Policies. In both her executive and non-executive career, Carolin has significantly increased governance standards and created strategic direction to improve profitably and operational excellence. 
 

Lisa Geddes

Head of resilience risk oversight

NWG

Tram Anh Nguyen

Co-Founder

CFTE

Tram Anh Nguyen is the Co-Founder CFTE, one of the fastest-growing learning and innovation platforms in Fintech and in Digital Finance. Industry Fellow at Imperial College Business School, she has been nominated as senior leader transforming the world of Fintech, Top Leader Women in Fintech by 100 Women in Finance in 2020, by Innovate Finance Powerlist 2017, 2018 and 2019. Tram Anh firmly believes that in a world dominated by technology, people must remain at the centre of society and organisations. She drives the change in education. She works with governments, policymakers, the best experts from academia and industry with the mission to deliver education at scale and help people find good opportunities globally. CFTE is based in the UK with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi. Married and proud mum of 3 daughters. 

Agnes Berecz

Senior risk analyst

Danske Bank

Sarah Restall

Director

InsideOut

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Yakut Akman

Independent operational risk management consultant

Reference Point

Yakut Akman brings 35 years of diverse banking experience to her role of Chief Third Party Management Officer. She has responsibility, authority and accountability for the end-to-end Third Party Management Program, and leads global efforts to strengthen Citi's organizational framework, as well as processes and tools to manage third party risk.

Yakut's Citi career started in Istanbul, Turkey, as a Management Trainee. She then managed several trading support groups in New York ranging from Capital Markets and Fixed Income to Foreign Exchange, and was instrumental in establishing Citi's Interest Rate Derivatives Operations in the early 1990s. In 1996 she transferred to London as Director of Trade Services in Europe, managing Citibank's main service delivery hub in London supporting Europe.

Yakut is known for her abilities to connect operational details to the strategic business vision and drive meaningful change - an approach sharpened by many years in Operation & Technology and her role as Program Director in in Citi's Internal Audit, overseeing critical Investment and Consumer banking businesses, and also serving as Deputy Chief Auditor of Citi's Student Loan Corporation.

Prior to her current role, Yakut served as Global Head of Risk Management for Citi's Enterprise Infrastructure. Her responsibilities covered all operational risk disciplines including Information Security, Continuity of Business, and Third Party Management.

Yakut is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and is certified in CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor). She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Economics.

 

 

 

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Rajat Bajal

Head of enterprise risk

Northview Group

Rajat Baijal is the Head of Enterprise Risk at the Northview Group. In this role, he is responsible for designing and embedding a robust Risk Framework across the firm. This includes articulating and implementing a robust Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), Risk Event Management, Key Risk Indicators etc. and ensuring that the Board is suitably informed about all material issues. Rajat has an MBA in Finance and has previously worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, Lloyds Banking Group and Aviva specialising in global implementation of their Risk Framework. Rajat is a regular speaker at risk conferences across London and New York and has authored a number of articles for risk journals/textbooks.

Beate van Loo-Born

ED, Head strategic projects

UBS Wealth Management

Beate (van Loo-) Born is currently Head of Strategic Projects at UBS Wealth Management in Zürich. She runs global regulatory initiatives (e.g. MiFIDII implementation), large platform projects and ad hoc responses to geopolitical events (e.g. Brexit). With 17 years of experience in operational risk, change and regulatory management in financial services in Europe, Asia and Australia she recently set a professional and academic focus on sustainability and data in banking.

Beate is a member of the EDM council’s ESG Committee and active within the Women in Data network, she is frequently appears as a guest speaker at industry conferences. Most recent papers include  ‘Regulatory Equivalence’, Client Advisor Barriers to Sustainable Investing’ and ‘Operational Risk Management during the Covid-19 Crisis’.

Beate has completed Master’s degrees at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Clark University Business School of Management in Massachusetts as well as an Executive Degree at the Swiss Finance Institute in Zürich. She is certified in Financial Market Regulation by the University of Zürich and is currently obtaining a Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Amit Lakhani

Head of operational risk controls for ICT and third party management for corporate and institutional banking

BNP Paribas

Amit is a thorough IT Risk and Information Security Leader with a proven track record of leading, developing, designing and delivering wide variety of programs over the span of last 15+ years. Amit has a particular interest in raising information risks at board level and enabling business through mitigation or avoidance of IT risks through industry-accepted and sometimes cutting-edge solutions.

Amit has presented and published a number of research papers, articles and chapters in the Information Security field. His key focus has always been keeping the balance between business, technological and operational issues. In his most recent position at BNP Paribas, Amit leads the IT Risks and Third party risk management practices globally for the Corporate and Institutional Banking business. He has developed and implemented robust methodologies for effective IT risk management and is embedding a strong framework for internal and external vendor risk management.

Veronica Lazenby
Veronica Lazenby

Chief risk officer

Jupiter Asset Management

Veronica Lazenby joined Jupiter Asset Management Limited in February 2020 as Chief Risk Officer. Veronica has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and risk management, having begun her career as a management consultant. She subsequently held senior risk management roles at Schroders, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays.

Before joining Jupiter, Veronica worked for BNY Mellon for over five years, most recently as UK Chief Risk Officer responsible for the risk management of the firm’s UK legal entities which included setting and overseeing the implementation of their risk strategy.

Prior to this, she spent eight years at Barclays, including a role as Operational Risk Director for Barclays Retail and Corporate Banking business, responsible for all aspects of operational risk management.

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Carolin Schönherr, CFA

Operational risk manager

Capula Investment Management LLP.


Carolin has built up a successful career across the three lines of defence at leading Investment Banks and Investment Managers - from Control Teams and Front Office to Operational Risk. In her current role at Capula, Carolin is accountable for the development and implementation of the Operational Risk Management Strategy, Framework and Policies. In both her executive and non-executive career, Carolin has significantly increased governance standards and created strategic direction to improve profitably and operational excellence. 
 

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Ariane Chapelle

Adjunct professor

University College London

Dr, Ariane Chapelle, is Honorary Reader at University College London and is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in Risk. She teaches at UCL 'Operational Risk Measurement for Financial Institutions’ and is a Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk..

In 2019, the firm received the Risk.net Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in the Year in Operational Risk’. She published at Wiley Finance Series the textbook Operational Risk Management: Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry, in December 2018 that rapidly became the No.1 best seller in its field and is now translated in French by Pearson France. In 2020, the book got elected “Book of the Year” by risk.net.

Dr. Chapelle founded and runs her adivsory and training practice in risk management, serving all sizes of financial organisations and international institutions, including central banks and UN agencies. She is a former holder of the Chair of International Finance at the University of Brussels with backgrounds in internal audit, credit risk and investment risk. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000 and was formerly head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

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Michael Grimwade

Head of Operational Risk

ICBC STANDARD BANK

Michael Grimwade is Head of Operational Risk for ICBC Standard Bank. He has worked in Operational Risk Management for over 20 years. He has previously held senior Operational Risk management roles at MUFG Securities, RBS and Lloyds TSB, and he has also been a Director of the Institute of Operational Risk. He is the author of a number of articles on setting Op Risk appetite, scenario analysis and Op Risk modelling, and his book “Managing Operational Risk: New Insights and Lessons Learnt” was published by RiskBooks in 2016.

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Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management

Risk.net

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. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Warwick, UK.

Chris Harner

FRM Managing Director

Milliman

Chris leads Milliman’s Cyber Risk Solutions (CRS). The practice offers clients innovative solutions for quantfying complex risks, including cyber, vendor, conduct and operational risk. CRS uses causal modeling integrating cognitive mapping, complexity science and Bayesian nets to quantify and aggregate risk. The solution can also be applied to cyber underwriting, accumulation risk and non-affirmative (i.e., silent cyber) risk. Lastly, CRS integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to construct sentiment analysis, distinguishing “signal” from noise in order to provide clients with an emerging threat framework.

EXPERIENCE

Chris has 20+ years of broad industry experience in banking, insurance and consulting. His international experience spans work in Zurich, London, Athens, Moscow and New York. Previous employment included: UBS, Renaissance Capital, ABN Amro, Frank Russell Securities and AIG. 

Prior to joining Milliman, Chris was a Senior Manager in EY’s Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) practice serving banking and insurance clients for 8 years. 
Professional experience and subject matter advisory include:

  • ERM frameworks, assessments, governance
  • Operational and compliance risk
  • Preparing for regulatory supervision (FRB, OCC) and conducting regulatory remediation
  • Designing Integrated FP&A frameworks
  • Complex project management, including leading large teams, interfacing with SMAs executive stakeholders. 
  • Twenty years of experience in financial services and risk management
  • Ten years of experience in fixed income
  • Eight years of experience in Emerging Markets with an emphasis on Russia and Eastern Europe.

EDUCATION

  • BA Foreign Language / International Affairs (FLIA), University of Puget Sound 
  • MBA, International Finance, Thunderbird, School of Global Management
  • FRM, Financial Risk Manager – Certified by GARP

Chris is fluent in German and Russian.
 

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Alexander Campbell

divisional content editor

Risk.net

Alexander Campbell is the divisional content editor for Risk.net. He was formerly the editor of Operational Risk & Regulation and news editor of Risk magazine. He is based in London.

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Jeff Simmons

Managing director, head of enterprise risk management EMEA

MUFG

Jeff Simmons joined the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ ("BTMU") in June 2014 as the Head of Enterprise Risk, tasked with creating the function.

Prior to joining the bank he spent some 20 years working in the Risk Management arena, this included Market Risk, Credit Risk, Risk Model Validation and Regulatory Risk consulting.

At BTMU his responsibilities include the development of a Regional Risk Appetite Framework, including the design and implementation of a forward looking risk appetite framework which can be used for strategic decision making and control purposes. He is also developing an Integrated Stress Testing framework, and subsequently integrating this with the Risk Appetite framework including the analysis of the Banks forecast under varying macro economic environments. He is now working extensively with both the Tokyo based Head Office and the continental offices to develop a global framework in these 2 areas. Over the past year he has been working cloely with the Amsterdam based subsidiary in the development of the ICAAP/ILAAP and SIRA Frameworks.

He is also responsible for the implementation of an EMEA Risk Governance framework, this involves him working closely with the Regional offices to ensure that there is a standardised and efficient Risk Framework across the region.

 

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Søren Agergaard Andersen

Chief Risk Officer

NORDEA ASSET MANAGEMENT

Søren Agergaard Andersen is the Chief Risk Officer for Nordea Asset Management, the biggest asset manager in the Nordics with more than € 200bn AuM. Søren Agergaard Andersen is responsible for the overall risk function, managing an international team of risk professionals in Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg. Prior to this Søren was Head of Risk in SEB Denmark. Søren has for the past eight years worked on improving the governance and risk framework, as well as the overall risk culture. Making ends meet between Group functions, local control functions and regulatory requirements.

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Bala Ayyar

MD, chief data officer - Americas

Societe Generale

Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Bala Ayyar has worked in the field of Finance & Accounting and Banking for more than thirty years. Bala holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai.

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. Roles before that included Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore and Deputy CFO of the Americas Region of their Corporate & Investment Bank.

Prior to joining SG, Bala was with the 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 total team of about 175 individuals 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.

Prior to CIBC, he was with the public accounting firm of KPMG for 10 years, mostly in Bahrain in the Middle East. He held a range of positions culminating in Senior Manager. Responsible for assurance and consulting engagements for offshore banks, focused on technical excellence, customer satisfaction and practice profitability. He was the Engagement Senior Manager for the region's second-largest bank and also played a key role in setting up a Treasury consulting specialization within KPMG Bahrain.
Bala Ayyar lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is married with two children and enjoys long-distance running.

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Michael A. Barton

Director of Operational Risk Quantification and Scenario Analysis

AIG

Michael Barton, Head of Op Risk Quantification for Economic Capital, CCAR, and Scenario Analysis
Michael Barton is currently the Head of Operational Risk quantification and risk data analytics at AIG. His role entails leading the modeling efforts for CCAR estimation, economic capital, scenario analysis, allocation, and other analytical support for AIG's risk management framework. Before working at AIG, Michael was the Head of the Regulatory Solutions Quantification group in U.S. Bank's Corporate Treasury Department. In this role, he was responsible for CCAR/DFAST and regulatory capital modeling for Operational Risk, as well as setting up a governance framework for models and analytical tools in U.S. Bank's Corporate Treasury Department. When Michael left U.S. Bank, there were no open MRAs for the CCAR/DFAST Model. Previous to those roles, Michael worked in an actuarial capacity at Sun Life Financial in Boston handling variable annuity reserving, fixed and variable annuity lapse study estimations, and retirement product pricing. He held a similar variable annuity reserving role in Security Benefit Corporation in Topeka, KS before that. Michael has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics with an Actuarial Emphasis, and a Master's Degree in Theology.

Nasser Fattah

former MD cyber security, IT and third party risk

MUFG

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Sophia Bantanidis

EMEA head of regulatory & market strategy

CITI

Chris Harner

FRM Managing Director

Milliman

Chris leads Milliman’s Cyber Risk Solutions (CRS). The practice offers clients innovative solutions for quantfying complex risks, including cyber, vendor, conduct and operational risk. CRS uses causal modeling integrating cognitive mapping, complexity science and Bayesian nets to quantify and aggregate risk. The solution can also be applied to cyber underwriting, accumulation risk and non-affirmative (i.e., silent cyber) risk. Lastly, CRS integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to construct sentiment analysis, distinguishing “signal” from noise in order to provide clients with an emerging threat framework.

EXPERIENCE

Chris has 20+ years of broad industry experience in banking, insurance and consulting. His international experience spans work in Zurich, London, Athens, Moscow and New York. Previous employment included: UBS, Renaissance Capital, ABN Amro, Frank Russell Securities and AIG. 

Prior to joining Milliman, Chris was a Senior Manager in EY’s Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) practice serving banking and insurance clients for 8 years. 
Professional experience and subject matter advisory include:

  • ERM frameworks, assessments, governance
  • Operational and compliance risk
  • Preparing for regulatory supervision (FRB, OCC) and conducting regulatory remediation
  • Designing Integrated FP&A frameworks
  • Complex project management, including leading large teams, interfacing with SMAs executive stakeholders. 
  • Twenty years of experience in financial services and risk management
  • Ten years of experience in fixed income
  • Eight years of experience in Emerging Markets with an emphasis on Russia and Eastern Europe.

EDUCATION

  • BA Foreign Language / International Affairs (FLIA), University of Puget Sound 
  • MBA, International Finance, Thunderbird, School of Global Management
  • FRM, Financial Risk Manager – Certified by GARP

Chris is fluent in German and Russian.
 

Steve Bishop

Head of risk information & insurance

ORX

Steve Bishop is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for risk information activities within the ORX, the world’s largest operational risk association. He also leads the ORX insurance service, including managing the global insurance loss data service, and running working groups and events specifically tailored for insurance firms. Risk information includes responsibility for ORX Scenarios – a service that supports organisations with effective scenario development; data standards; developing the ORX Reference Taxonomy; the ORX quality assurance framework (governing loss data services); and the development of ORX services to support the management of material risks, for example the ORX Cyber service that Steve and his team are in the process of launching. Steve has been at ORX for three and a half years and prior to joining held a number of risk management positions in both banking and insurance.  

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Michael Kenney

Vice president operational risk asset management and operations multi-family

FreddieMac

As Vice President of Operational Risk, Michael leads the first line of defense risk management for financial crimes, privacy and information security, business resiliency, vendor management and compliance with regulatory requirements. Mike and his team establishes the risk direction by aligning the Multifamily Governance Framework with the business operating model. He continually improves governance by understanding the multifaceted drivers that effect risk environment.

Jörgen Mellberg

CISO, Head of IT & DPO

Sparbanken Syd

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Thomas Kartanowicz

Head of Information Security

NATIXIS CIB AMERICAS

Tom Kartanowicz has been Head of Information Security for Natixis CIB Americas since 2012, having joined the Firm in 2007. Prior to joining Natixis, he was a Systems Administrator at Principia Partners and, earlier, for New York University.

Mr. Kartanowicz is a member of NY Metro Infragard and the NY Metro Chapter of ISSA. He holds a CISSP and CISM.

Mr. Kartanowicz holds an MS, Information Technology from University of Maryland University College and a BS, Computer Science from New York University.

Mr. Kartanowicz has appeared as a panelist and presenter at Technology Managers Forum, CISO Summit NY, NetSPI Executive Leadership Luncheon and GFMI Vendor Risk Management conferences.