PRMIA Names 2017 Canadian Risk Manager of the Year

PRMIA is pleased to announce that Richard Di Gioacchino, Vice President, Trade Floor Risk Management, Scotiabank has won the 2017 Canadian Risk Manager of the Year Award. The PRMIA Canadian Risk Manager of the Year Award is given to the Canadian who best:
  • Practices risk management or advances risk management theory in Canada;
  • Shows leadership in the area of risk management;
  • Advances the study and application of risk management; and
  • Mentors individuals in the field of risk management.

The award will be presented to Mr. Di Gioacchino at the PRMIA 2017 Canadian Risk Forum, being held November 14-15 in Montreal.

Richard was been working at Scotiabank for the past 18 years and has been a risk manager since 2001. Over that time, Richard has taken on many different leadership roles and brings a wealth of experience to the Global Risk Management division within Scotiabank.  His past roles include being responsible for Value at Risk, stress testing and trading risk oversight with Scotiabank.  

He is currently managing a team that provides oversight over Scotiabank’s equity, commodity and foreign exchange trading businesses globally.  While fulfilling second line of defense responsibilities, Richard’s team has been recognized as a value added partner to the trading business.  His team has focused on going beyond its traditional governance role so that the risk management function can provide tangible value to front line staff.

Richard also acts as a mentor to many risk managers both inside and outside Scotiabank.  In addition, he is actively involved with multiple programs at Toronto schools where he helps interested students prepare for a career in the field.

Richard has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.