Speakers

Our fantastic expert speaking faculty includes:

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Kevin Greenfield

Deputy comptroller for operational risk

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Kevin Greenfield is the Deputy Comptroller for Operational Risk at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In this role, Mr. Greenfield oversees development of policy and examination procedures addressing operational risk, bank information technology, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure resilience, payments systems, and corporate and risk governance. He assumed these responsibilities in November 2019.

Prior to this role, Mr. Greenfield served as the Director for Bank Information Technology for the Operational Risk Division where he managed a team responsible for developing, communicating, and interpreting policies for the OCC's supervision of technology operations at financial institutions. He represented the OCC on several interagency groups that focus on coordination and development of information technology risk management supervisory guidance for such topics as information security, resiliency, technology operations, corporate governance, and independent risk management.

Prior to being named Director for Bank Information Technology in 2014, Mr. Greenfield spent 14 years with the OCC's Large Bank Supervision Department, where he gained experience examining large and complex technology operations at several of the largest U.S. financial institutions. In this role, he held various technology supervision roles at large financial institutions based in Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and New York City.

Mr. Greenfield is a graduate of the University of Dayton and holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor professional certification.

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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.

 

David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Société Générale

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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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Rajat Baijal

Managing director, global head of enterprise risk

Cantor Fitzgerald

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Richard Cech

Senior bank examiner, operational risk governance

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rick is a Senior Bank Examiner. He joined the Operational Risk Governance unit at the New York Fed in December, 2011 in the Financial Institutions Supervisory Group (FISG).

Rick began his career as a municipal finance attorney, then joined J.P. Morgan & Co., where played a variety of roles in markets and investment banking. In the late 1990s, Rick joined J.P. Morgan's original operational risk development team. There, he was responsible for framework development tasks and loss data collection and reporting systems. While at J.P. Morgan, Rick chaired the IIF subcommittee that drafted the finance industry's recommendations for Basel II event type categories, and later participated in the definition of loss data recording standards for the Operational Risk data eXchange (ORX). Before joining the Fed, Rick was an operational risk framework consultant for RiskBusiness International, designing customized taxonomic models and structured risk management programs for institutional clients.

Rick has been a writer, speaker and business school instructor on operational risk topics. He received a B.A. (Economics) and M.A. (Organizational Behavior) from Yale University, and a J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law (Law Review, lead articles editor).

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Joseph Iraci

MD, financial risk management, CRO, lecturer and author

former TD Ameritrade, UBS, BNY Mellon

Joe Iraci is a Managing Director at TD Ameritrade where he heads the Financial Risk Management team. Prior to this position he headed the Financial Markets Services Group, and the Corporate Risk team. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade Joe held several senior risk management positions within Fidelity Investments at both Fidelity Employer Services Corporation and Fidelity Brokerage Company. Joe previously had been the Head, New Business Operations, UBS AG, and the Regional Head Americas / Deputy Global Head of Operational Risk at Deutsche bank AG, a position he assumed from heading the Business Risk Management for Deutsche Bank's Corporate Trust and Agency Services business. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Joe had been a Bank Examiner with the FDIC and served in the United States Marine Corps. Joe completed his undergraduate studies at St. John's University and received his MBA from New York University.

Jennifer Finnerty

Managing director

PGIM Fixed Income

Jennifer Finnerty is a Managing Director and the Operational Risk Officer for PGIM Fixed Income.  In this role, she is responsible for executing and monitoring the risk management framework, administering business governance and coordination of the SSAE16 review.  In addition to her risk management responsibilities, she oversees PGIM Fixed Income’s Vendor Governance, Business Continuation, Records Management, Information Security, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Privacy programs.  She serves as the Statutory Auditor for PGIM Fixed Income’s Japan business.  Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Finnerty held various positions in operational risk management, Internal Audit, Fixed Income Operations and Investment Accounting.  Ms. Finnerty started her career with the Firm in 1995 in Investment Accounting. She earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

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Paul Huggett

Head of third party sourcing risk profile and governance

Bank of Ireland

Paul is currently the Head of Third Party Sourcing Risk Profile and Governance at the Bank of Ireland, responsible for the governance, oversight and reporting of the overall sourcing profile of the Bank in relation to all third party arrangements, including risk, supplier management and procurement processes.

He has held similar positions at Lloyds Banking Group, building a Supplier assurance programme, defining policy and setting Supplier customer treatment standards. He has also worked as an IT an operations outsourcing programme manager, implemented new global workflow platforms, run investment banking and retail operations teams and been a Head of Internal Audit. He splits his time between the UK and Dublin every week and is not happy that Ryanair don’t have a customer loyalty scheme.

Hasintha Gunawickrema

Global head of conduct transformation and third party risk

HSBC

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Timothy Carmon, CPA CGMA

Head of enterprise risk and control assessments

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Tim is the head of Enterprise Risk and Control Assessments, an area of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Tim joined MassMutual in 2006 as part of a team to implement a sustainable program to assess internal controls over financial reporting. Since joining the company, Tim has worked in a variety of risk management capacities including geographic risk concentration, Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) and other regulatory risk compliance, and risk maturity assessment. Currently, Tim oversees multiple risk areas including Liquidity Risk, Operational risk, Model Risk, Financial Reporting Risk (including SOC 1 and SOC 2 reporting), and Third-Party Risk. Tim also oversees the Enterprise Risk Appetite and Top Risk programs that identify, assess and quantify the top risks facing the company in the immediate and long term in both normal and stress conditions. 
Prior to joining MassMutual, Tim worked at Deloitte in the Audit and Assurance Department with a focus on the life insurance industry. 
Tim graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA with a BS in Accounting and a BA in Religion. 

 

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.

Fred Harris

Head of cybersecurity risk, data risk and technology risk

Société Générale

Jörgen Mellberg

Chief information security officer, head of IT & DPO

Sparbanken Syd

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Michael Barton

Senior director of quantitative assessments

United Health Group

Michael Barton is the Director of Operational Risk Quantification and Scenario Analysis at AIG.  In his role, he leads the development and implementation of operational risk stress testing, economic capital estimation, and allocation of those estimates to the business lines, as well as supporting the development of and quantification of operational loss scenarios for the organization.  In this role, Michael has worked extensively with cyber and business professionals around identifying and quantifying cyber risk.  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 the Corporate Treasury department.  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.

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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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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.

Lee Webb

Group head of operational resilience

Aviva

Mamun Ahmed

Group head of risk resilience

LCH

Mark Houseago

Head of enterprise resilience

CLS Group

Jayaraj Puthanveedu

MD, cyber & technology risk, global head operational resilience

BNP Paribas

Chris Olson

Board chair and head of operational risk management

MassMutual

Penny Cagan

Managing director

MUFG

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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.

Nilesh Varu

Group operational resilience

Lloyds Banking Group

Nilesh Varu MSc. CISM is currently focused on Group Operational Resilience oversight at Lloyds Banking Group and has a solid risk background with more than 17 years of subject matter expertise in IT management, information security, data privacy as well as regulatory frameworks. 

Through a demonstrated history of working in financial services, Nilesh has been closely involved with the Operational Resilience agenda for a number of years and has led various high profile initiatives up to Board level. 

Nilesh is also part of an extensive professional network and is an active committee member for a not-for-profit industry group focussed on Operational Resilience matters.

Olga Baldwin

Third party risk management, operational risk management, contract management

Sterling National Bank

Angela Johnson de Wet

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

Lloyds Banking Group

Lisa Nowell

Chief risk officer

Ashman Finance

Kai Schrimpf

Global head of transaction monitoring

Credit Suisse

Mark Schnieder, CAMS

Financial crime risk specialist

TransferWise

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Tanya Weisleder

Global head 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. 

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.

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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.

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Stan Yakoff

Head of Americas supervision

Citadel Securities

Stan is the Head of Americas Supervision at Citadel Securities where he covers the Equities, Futures, ETFs, and systematic trading businesses.  Stan is also an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law teaching Quant Trading & US Market Structure Regulation as well as a FinTech Advisory Board Member with the University of South Florida’s College of Business.  Stan previously was a Compliance Officer at Marshall Wace North America L.P. where he specialized in Quantitative Compliance and helped build the core US compliance program.  Prior to that he worked at Knight Capital Group focusing on algorithmic trading, market structure, and surveillance. He holds a J.D. in Law from Fordham University School of Law where he was an Associate Editor on the Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, and additionally holds an M.Eng. in Engineering Management, M.S. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Engineering, and M.A. in Technology, Policy & Ethics from Stevens Institute of Technology.  Stan is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (“CRISC”) and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”).  Stan is a Global Panelist on the MIT Technology Review and lectures and publishes on industry topics including FinTech, RegTech, market structure, alternative data, artificial intelligence, regulatory and enforcement matters, surveillance, cybersecurity, data privacy, and risk management. 

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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.

Nita Kohli

Head of operational resilience

Freddie Mac

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Mandar Rege

Managing director, operational risk management, technology and cybersecurity

Citi

Mandar has over 20 years of engineering and risk management experience across Technology Operations, Governance and Audit, helping organizations meet business objectives through technology. Currently he is serving as a Managing Director at Citigroup in the Operational Risk group. Prior to Citi, Mandar was the Global CTRO at TD Bank Group, before which he served as the CTRO and CISO at the Bank of Montreal. In his prior career, Mandar has worked extensively with financial institutions globally through leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., Accenture LLC, Alvarez & Marsal LLP,  KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young LLP.

Mandar is an active member of the professional community and has presented at industry forums like Risk.Net, RSA and IAPP Conferences. Additionally, he is active in various profesional organizations such as ISACA, IAPP and ISC2 and has served as the Chair of the Canadian Banking Association’s CIRT (CISO Forum). He holds the CISSP, CIPP, CISA, and PMP certifications.

 

Allison Parent

Executive director

Global Financial Markets Association

Jon Evett

Head of global workplace resilience, executive director

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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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.

Martin Boer

Director of regulatory affairs

The Institute of International Finance (IIF)