Global Advisory Board

Global Advisory Board

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Tom Kartanowicz CISM, CISS

Regional chief information security officer

Commerzbank

Ramy Houssaini

Chief cyber and technology risk officer

BNP Paribas

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Bala Ayyar

Managing Director & Chief Data Officer, SG 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.

Jay Wood

Director, head of digital records | control management | records management office

BNY Mellon

Lianne Dings

Cyber risk intelligence analyst

BNP Paribas

Munesh Vadher

Director, cyber risk

Barclays

Fred Harris

Head of Cybersecurity, Data & Technology Risk & Compliance

Société Générale

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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Steve Marlin

Staff writer

Risk.net

David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Société Générale

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Nikki Covino

Non financial risk management chief operating officer

Credit Suisse

Nikki Covino is the Regional Head of Business Continuity for Credit Suisse (CS). In this role, she is accountable for Business Continuity for all CS offices in North and South America. In her role as part of the risk organization, she is responsible for review and challenge of all business plans for contingency and for governance of Disaster Recovery testing. In addition, she is the lead Crisis Manager for the region and has led many events over the past 12 years including hurricanes, earthquakes, blackouts, fires and IT outages.

Prior to Credit Suisse, Nikki worked at Merrill Lynch in the FX Technology area. As part of that role, she assisted in the development of a Risk system for trade matching.

Nikki earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and 2 teenage daughters.

 

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Nedim Baruh

Managing director, operational risk capital & 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.

 

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Evan Sekeris

Head of model validation

PNC

Evan's background is in the measurement and quantification of credit risk and operational risk.  His primary focus is currently on supporting institutions in building operational risk modeling for stress testing, developing their risk identification process and developing their model risk management frameworks.
Some of his recent client engagements include:
For a foreign global bank, helped them develop a comprehensive operational risk framework for their US based IHC. Ensured both integration of the framework in their international framework as well as US regulatory compliance.
For a large internationally active US bank: supported major change of course in CCAR operational risk stress estimates a few months prior to submission in reaction to regulatory guidance.
For a large regional bank: built their CCAR loss projection model and wrote the documentation for the full CCAR operational risk submission.
For a global bank conducted a validation of their operational risk modeling framework for CCAR
  Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Evan was the Head of Risk Consulting for Financial Institutions for Aon in Columbia, Maryland. He was in charge of building Aon's risk consulting practice for financial institutions and managed multiple teams based in North America and Europe to deliver services to clients worldwide. Previously, Evan was an Assistant Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he created the center of excellence for operational risk which served the System needs for operational risk related matters. The team was in charge of the supervision of all AMA and CCAR banks in the US and developed the Fed's CCAR model for operational risk.
Evan earned a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He received an additional M.A. as well as his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Gus Ortega

Head of Operational Risk

VOYA FINANCIAL

Gus Ortega is an accomplished risk management executive with over 20 years of work experience for multi-national global financial institutions. He is currently the Vice President, Head of Technology, Innovation and Operations risk management at Voya Financial. Prior to joining Voya Financial, Gus was the Head of Operational Risk Management at AIG directly responsible for the global Operational Risk program including Business Continuity and Third-Party Risk Governance and Oversight.

Gus also held various senior risk positions at UBS Investment Bank, Dresdner Bank and Morgan Stanley throughout his 20 years of work experience in the industry. He is an active advocate for Operational Risk Management and most recently was the keynote speaker at the World Bank Operational Risk Workshop in Washington D.C., Gus is also the co-author of The Fundamentals of Operational Risk for Insurers, a Risk.net book published in 2017.

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Michael J Abriatis

Chief operational risk officer

PNC Bank

Michael J. Abriatis serves as PNC's Chief Operational Risk Officer. His is responsible for leading the PNC Operational Risk program. This includes both defining and implementing the PNC's Operational Risk program as well performing independent risk management activities.

He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Corporate and Institutional Banking. In this role he was responsible for building the C&IB Business Risk Office as well as client analytics, communications, sales reporting, Canada Branch oversight, continuous improvement projects, and client experience initiatives.

Abriatis joined PNC in 2003 and has held numerous positions across PNC. Previous positions include Sr. Basel Program Manager, CFO Corporate Banking, CFO Wholesale Bank (National City Bank), Sr. Sourcing Manager and Business Improvement Consultant.

Michael has an undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and a MBA from Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Business.

 

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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.

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Luke Carrivick

Head of research and information

ORX

Luke is Head of Research and Information 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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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.

Anthony Amendolare

Director operational risk control

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mark Schnieder, CAMS

Financial crime specialist

TransferWise

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Jayati Chaudhury

Financial crime, AML transaction monitoring , global IB lead (MBA, CAMS)

Barclays

Penny Cagan

Managing director

MUFG

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Charles Forde

Former head of third party & resilience risk

UBS

Charles is an experienced and trusted Board level advisor to a wide range of globally significant financial institutions. He has advised on third party strategy, resilience, risk, control and assurance models. Most recently he led the Product Strategy at the TruSight industry utility. Previously he was the Group Head of Operational Risk at Allied Irish Banks, where he was responsible for setting the strategy and driving the development of risk frameworks, governance and policies.

Previously he was with UBS, where he held a number of senior roles including Head of shared services Operational Risk for the global Investment Bank and UBS UK, Group Head of Third Party Risk and Operational Resilience, and as COO for Group Operations, Technology and Client Data Confidentiality.

Before joining UBS, he was with Ernst & Young in the Risk & Regulatory Advisory practice. He has previously held roles managing risk, operations and technology for Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Barclays Capital.

Charles began his career at the United Nations managing technology and operations to support military peace-keeping operations and humanitarian programmes.

Tanya Weisleder

Global head of conduct risk

Credit Suisse

Tanya joined Credit Suisse in January 2017 from Citi where she spent 16 years in various senior Business, Risk and Compliance roles; her most recent roles included the North America head of conduct risk and head of risk management practices for the US & Latin America International Private Banking Business. 

At Credit Suisse Tanya is the global conduct risk head focused on the continual development of the Global Conduct Risk Strategy. She is a regular speaker on Conduct Risk at the biannual risk.net training industry training forum. Tanya obtained a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, NY in May 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Careers from the Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. 

Susanna Castillo

Global markets Americas chief controls and conduct officer

BNP Paribas

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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.

Ken Radigan

Chief executive officer

PRMIA

Ken Radigan is currently the CEO of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).  Ken also teaches Insurance Risk Management at Columbia University’s Master of Professional Studies in Insurance Management.  

Ken served as the Chief  Risk Officer (CRO) for US and Bermuda platforms of Aspen.  Prior to this, Ken was the CRO for the Casualty and Global Risk Solutions Divisions of AIG.  Ken had worked at AIG for over 25 years and during this time he had the following responsibilities:

CRO Casualty and Global Risk Solutions

  • Director of corporate catastrophe modeling
  • Product line manager for the Environmental Protection Programs
  • Product line manager for the Cleanup Cost Cap programs
  • Actuarial analyst for the corporate actuarial department

Ken was the inventor of two US Patents on Nuclear Decommissioning Insurance. 

Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Mathematics from the University of Dayton and has the following professional designations:

  • Professional Risk Manager, PRM
  • Chatered Property Casualty Underwriter, CPCU
  • Associate in Risk Management, ARM
  • Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance, ASLI
  • FINRA Series Certifications: 6,63,66, and 7
Angela Johnson de Wet

Head of Governance and Compliance - Cloud Enabled Business Transformation

Lloyds Banking Group

Head of Governance and Compliance - Cloud Enabled Business Transformation

Ange is responsible for Governance and Compliance for Lloyd Banking Group’s Cloud Enabled Business Transformation Programme. Before her current role, Ange was Head of Cloud and Technology Change Risk.

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 business, technology and programme advisory. 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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Yogesh Mudgal

Director, emerging technology risk

Citi

Eelco Van-Dijk

Senior operational risk analyst capital management

ING

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  

 

Khalid Rashid

Treasury chief risk officer & climate risk working group

Deutsche Bank

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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.

Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking

HSBC

Susheem Grover

Director, third party technology risk (GRC)

Visa

Olga Baldwin

Third party risk management, operational risk management, contract management

Sterling National Bank

Jeannie M Pumphrey

Director head of third-party risk management operational risk management

MUFG