Evolving Role of Risk Mgmt in the Times of COVID and Beyond

PRMIA New Delhi presents: Evolving Role of Risk Management in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond.

The world has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented event in our history, changed our lives, societies and economies. 'Stay Home', 'Keep Distance', 'Wear Face Cover' coupled with 'virtual interfaces' and 'digital transactions' have unleashed new challenges and risks. In order to survive and succeed in the fast-changing landscape, there is an urgent need to identify, assess, manage and control the evolving risks.

This Virtual Event aims to bring sharper focus on these issues. Top leaders from Banking, Finance and Technology domains will  explore insights and perspectives including strategic and practical solutions to these complex challenges.

Virtual Event participants are mainly leaders from the Banks, Asset Management Companies, Non- Banking Finance Companies, Insurance Companies and regulatory organizations. Besides, some academicians, consultants, risk professionals, members from media and students may be present.

Panel Discussion
Industry Experts:

Shri Srinivasa Rao Sureddi, PRM, Dy Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer, State Bank of India 
Shri Narendra Patra, FRM, Senior Vice President (Risk), Axis Bank
Shri Sriram Kannan, Sales and Consulting Leader, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Shri Sudhir Kumar Tyagi, General Manager and Director, State Bank Institute of Credit and Risk Management, Gurug


Shri Srinivasa Rao Sureddi, PRM, Dy Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer, State Bank of India 
Srinivasa Rao Sureddi, Dy Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer, State Bank of India, is one of the four highly qualified professionals recently elected to PRMIA Board. 
Mr Rao has 30+ years of rich Banking experience having led crucial functions like Credit, Risk Management and Subsidiaries in SBI. He has been instrumental in developing a well-defined risk-management framework and robust culture through a series of risk-awareness training/ programs across State bank of India. He successfully drove the initiative ISO-9001-2015 Certification and also secured the coveted Golden Peacock Award for best practices in Risk Management.   

With a Master of Science (Chemistry), he has several professional Certifications including Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), Professional Risk Manager (PRM) from PRMIA and Certificate in Risk and Financial Services from CISI London. He is also a member of the Board of IACPM, New York representing State Bank of India.

A well-respected domain expert in Risk Management, Mr Rao takes keen interest in capacity building and implementing best standards and practices in risk management.  
Shri Narendra Patra, FRM, Senior Vice President (Risk), Axis Bank
Narendra Patra, Senior Vice-President (Risk) at Axis Bank, has over 30 years of rich experience in Banking, Treasury, Credit and Risk Management having worked in diversified public, private and foreign banks across geographies. 

Mr Patra is currently a part of Axis Bank’s Central Emergency Response Team to manage the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  He oversees Operational Risk, BCP, Product Approval, Model Risk Governance, Risk Analytics and Risk Data Management. Prior to joining Axis Bank, he served SBI for two decades in the areas of Treasury, Credit and Branch Management.
Mr Patra is a Post-Graduate in Chemistry (Gold Medalist) from Utkal University. He is also Certified Financial Risk manager. 
Shri Sriram Kannan, Sales and Consulting Leader, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Sriram Kannan  is a senior finance, risk & consulting leader with over 20+ years of extensive experience in a suite of areas – Fin/Risk-Tech, Fin- transformation, Governance, Risk & Compliance, BI and Analytics. 

Prior to joining AWS, Sriram was with IBM, having led the Banking & Financial Markets Domain for Global Business Services (India/South-Asia).  Sriram’s thought leadership, advisory & consulting expertise cuts across:
Finance, Risk, Financial Crimes & Compliance
Design thinking, Digital strategy and Blockchain
Cognitive/AI, Big-data, Analytics & Insights

Earlier, Sriram has held various leadership positions at Wipro, HCL Tech, PwC.
Sriram holds a First-class Bachelors’ degree in Commerce (B.Com) from the University of Madras, India. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCCA, UK), Company Secretary (FCIS, UK) and a Securities & Investment Professional (MCSI, UK) from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, London. In 2005, he was elected a ‘Fellow’ of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (FRSA, UK) for the promotion and encouragement of arts & commerce.  
Shri Pankaj, Regional Director, PRMIA New Delhi
Pankaj is currently General Manager Treasury at GMR Group. An accomplished Treasury and Investment Professional, Pankaj has over 19 years of experience in managing multi-asset portfolios. His earlier assignments include Fund Manager at Future Generali India Life Insurance, Trader in Forex and Equity at State Bank of India Global Markets.

Shri Sudhir Kumar Tyagi, General Manager and Director, State Bank Institute of Credit and Risk Management, Gurugram
Shri Sudhir Kumar Tyagi is currently Director of prestigious State Bank Institute of Credit & Risk Management (SBICRM), Gurugram.  He drives capacity building initiatives through training and research in the vital areas of Credit, International Banking, Risk & Compliance. Besides State Bank of India, SBICRM provides specialized training solutions to a host of Banks in India and abroad.   

Mr Tyagi has 30+ years of rich experience in all facets of banking, encompassing agricultural, commercial and international banking. As Senior Vice President (Credit) at SBI’s Bahrain Office from 2010 to 2014, he made special contributions towards credit delivery and monitoring across geographies, besides, sanction and monitoring of ECB Loans to large Indian corporate customer of State Bank of India. 

Shri Sunil Mehta, Chief Executive, Indian Banks' Association, Mumbai
Mr. Sunil Mehta is the Chief Executive of Indian Banks' Association (IBA). A seasoned banker, Mr Mehta brings with him nearly four decades of rich and diversified experience, including heading Punjab National Bank. 

He holds a Master’s degree in Agronomy, MBA in Finance and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). An outstanding leader, Mr Mehta has received several prestigious awards and recognitions including ‘ Top Rankers Excellence Award for Entrepreneurial Path Breaker” at 20th National Management Summit organized by Top Rankers Management Club, Delhi in the year 2019.  

Mr. Sunil Mehta is making vital contributions to policies and strategies at the government, regulatory and corporate levels being a part of various Committees representing IBA.
Dr. Nirakar Pradhan, CFA, PRM, CEO PRMIA India
Dr Nirakar Pradhan is the India CEO of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA). Recognized for his performance track record in Treasury, Investment and Enterprise Risk Management, Nirakar led high performing teams in two global institutions State Bank of India and Generali Group. His previous assignments include Head of Investment Control, Generali Investments (Paris), Chief Investment Officer, Future Generali India Life Insurance, Head of Investments (SBI, Frankfurt), Head of Treasury (SBI Gilts, now DFHI,). He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Utkal University, India. He is a CFA Charter Holder, Certified Financial Risk Manager, Professional Risk Manager and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.  A multi-lingual communicator, Nirakar takes keen interest in promoting financial education, innovation and best market practices.
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