Q&A with Industry Experts: Professional ORM Designation

Key Takeaways

Increasingly banks and insurance companies are hiring for the role of Operational Risk Manager.  Employers are generally aligned with expected experience requirements for this titled role but until now had no clear professional designation to help identify qualified candidates.

During this webinar we will address:

  • The core requirements for the Professional ORM Designation program and how these were established from the results of the 2021 Job Analysis Study
  • Details on the Agile Development approach utilized for this program and the pilot exam period, including the test administration timeline and process, online proctored exam opportunities, how the passing score will be set
  • Information on the job outlook for Operational Risk Managers and typical career paths that lead individuals into this role 


Mayra Rodriguez Valladares, Managing Principal, MRV Associates, LLC
Mayra's extensive consulting projects have included banks, financial regulators, central banks, securities firms, and insurance companies. Ms. Rodríguez Valladares has written business plans and created financial models for a wide range of companies and has analyzed financial firms’ financial models and stress tests. She also conducts numerous courses on Basel III, Dodd-Frank, financial derivatives, data aggregation, leveraged lending, securitizations, and risk management both in the US and abroad.


Paul DeMello, Director of Investment Risk Compliance, N.A., BNP Paribas Asset Management

Paul currently serves as Director of Investment Risk Compliance for North America at BNP Paribas Asset Management. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Paul held roles at both Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts and UBS Financial Services. Paul holds a Master of Science Degree in Risk Management (MSRM) for New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University. Paul is recognized as an Enterprise Risk Management Fellow (ERM Fellow) by North Carolina University (Poole College of management). Paul also holds a number of certifications, including the Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certificate in Performance Measurement (CIPM), and the Certificate in Operational Risk Management.


Mary Rehm, PRMIA Director of Learning and Development

Mary is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in History and Anthropology, and studied Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is an expert in Certification Program Design and Development, having experience of 20 years in assessment and learning, instructional design, and standards management. Mary is currently the Director of Learning and Development at the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).


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