OpRisk North America
This industry must-attend conference gathers 500+ senior operational risk directors from leading tier 1 banks, buy-side firms and regulators from across the globe.
Industry leading speakers
Deep dive panel discussions
Case study presentations
Networking opportunities (**including seated lunches!)
Exclusive sessions (on Top 10 op risks 2018)
Days of content
Managing Director- Global Head of Institutional Clients Group Operational Risk Management
Deborah Hrvatin is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Institutional Clients Group (ICG) Operational Risk Management at Citigroup, reporting to the ICG Chief Risk Officer. Deborah is responsible for improving risk management, strengthening controls, and enabling profitable growth within risk appetite. Deborah joined Citigroup in July 2017 from Deutsche Bank where she most recently was Managing Director and Head of Operational Risk for the Americas and the Global Corporate Finance division. During her 21 year tenure at Deutsche Bank, Deborah held numerous other roles including Head of Operational Risk for the Corporate Banking and Securities division where she was responsible for developing and implementing the division's operational risk management, supervision and information security framework. Deborah also held leadership roles within the business, including Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank's Global Securitization Group.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 1999, Deborah was an Equities Controller with Bankers Trust Company and also served as a Commissioned Bank Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Deborah received her BBA and MBA in International Finance from Hofstra
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Joshua Kotok is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at First Savings Mortgage Corporation. Joshua is an accomplished executive with demonstrated performance in leading operational and technology risk management and compliance initiatives. In addition, Joshua has identified and assessed operational and information technology risk from the regulatory and audit perspectives.
Prior to joining First Savings Mortgage Corporation, Joshua was the lead examiner for ongoing monitoring and targeted examinations of Freddie Mac's Operational Risk program for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Joshua also served as the Senior Manager of Operational and Technology Risk for the Making Home Affordable program where he led the development of the ORM framework and all supporting components. Joshua also has prior experience as a Big Four management consultant where he led several engagements for Financial Services clients specializing in operational, technology and compliance risk reviews, governance and supporting technology implementation (GRC).
Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Florida State University. Joshua is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). In addition, Joshua has held numerous industry association board positions including serving as the President and Education Director of the ISACA South Florida chapter and Vice President of the iCoast CIO council. Joshua is also a past presenter for the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Operational Risk North America conferences.
Head of Operational Risk
Ivan is a seasoned Risk Manager, with diverse Business and Geographical experiences.
Ivan is currently VP at Guardian Life of America, where he leads the firms Operational Risk function. He is a member of the Corporate Risk Committee and is also responsible for Third Party Risk and Business Resiliency. More recently he was Chief Operational Risk Officer at Santander Bank US Holdings, where he had responsibility for the Operational Risk, Third Party Risk, Business Continuity and Information Management Programs. His primary focus at Santander was developing a Risk program in preparation for the Regulatory CCAR exam.
Prior to his role at Santander he was at GE Capital for close to four years as Managing Director-Head of Enterprise and Operational Risk for GE Capital Americas. In this role he had responsibility for Operational Risk, Governance, Risk & Control Assessments and Records Management. His primary objective was to develop a program that would make meaningful impact towards a cultural shift in Operational Risk Management.
Before GE he was at Citigroup for close to 21 years in multiple roles. His last role at Citi was as Global Head of Operational Risk for the Consumer and Commercial bank and was directly accountable for defining the framework and strategy for Operational Risk and in preparing the Bank for Basel AMA Compliance.
During the period of 2003-2010, Ivan held several roles in Europe and the Middle East, first as Audit Director for the Consumer Bank (based in Belgium), then as Country Risk Officer for Spain (based in Spain) and also Regional Credit Officer for Spain and Portugal. As a Senior Credit Officer he successfully managed the prelude and 1st phase of the economic crisis in Spain and Portugal.
Prior to his time in Europe, Ivan was with Banco Santander in Sao Paolo Brazil, where he was Business Manager for the Mid-Small Market segment. Other roles include Citi Bank CRO in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.
Ivan is married with 2 children. He is an Economist with an MBA and also holds degrees from Duke University and the London Business School. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Managing Director, Operational Risk Management
Jay Newberry is a Managing Director in Global Operational Risk Management at Citi. He has responsibility for the global Citi Operational Risk Policy and Framework for assessing, monitoring and communicating operational risks and the overall operating effectiveness of the internal control environment.
Jay's responsibilities include standards for Risk Identification and Monitoring, including risk appetite, key operational risks and key indicators. He is also responsible for standards for Scenario Analysis and related stress loss forecasting processes.
Jay oversees independent verification processes for operational risk.
Jay's prior experience at Citi includes leadership positions in developing and executing credit risk analytics, portfolio derivatives, capital, and credit portfolio management tools.
Jay earned his BA degree in Economics from Middlebury College and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth in the United States.
Director, Economic Stress Test Manager, Credit Strategies Group
Hakan Danis is currently Director in MUFG Union Bank where he is responsible for the BHC stress scenario design, expansion of supervisory scenarios and projecting 150+economic series under each scenario for use in CCAR, Mid-cycle DFAST, ICAAP, RRP, JFSA and monthly budget baseline scenarios. He has developed two challenger models (C&I and CRE credit loss) and a model that has been used to rank scenarios based on their severity. He actively participates in Review & Challenge and represents the Risk group in Overlay Committee meetings. Prior to joining MUFG Union Bank, he was Senior Economist in the Research Department at BBVA, where his forecasts were accepted one of the most accurate forecasts of U.S. economic trends in 2010 and 2011 by Bloomberg. He holds a PhD in Economics from Terry College of Business, UGA and is expert in time series econometrics and monetary policy. He has published several academic papers and worked as editor and guest editor in academic journals.
Managing Director - Operational Risk Capital & Analytics
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.
Head of Operational Risk
AQR Capital Management
Graeme Farrell is a Managing Director and Chief Operational Risk Officer at AQR Capital Management, a global investment management firm. In this role he is responsible for designing, building and maintaining all components of the Firmwide ORM Framework. Prior to joining AQR, Graeme was the Global Head of Operational Risk Management Framework at JP Morgan Chase. Graeme has an M.A. in International Financial Analysis and a B.A. in Accounting & Law.
Chief Operating Officer - Risk Americas and Head of ORM – Americas