2023 Risk Leader Summit

The Risk Leader Summit is back in London for an amazing  one day in-person event! Held under Chatham House Rule for open conversation, the Risk Leader Summit will focus on understanding existing risk areas while delving deeply into growing areas such as Environmental, Social, and Governance risk.
September 26, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. GMT

  Presented By:
PRMIA London



Event Details
The Risk Leader Summit open is for active risk practitioners in financial institutions, insurance, or asset management companies with a managing director job title or higher. Accurate registration information is important to avoid any issues. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event!

Date: 26 September 2023
Location: Grant Thornton, London

As risk leaders, we thought that the recent pandemic had shown us that although we strive to manage risk, we live in a world of uncertainty. Events in 2023 have confirmed a world of continued uncertainty, and risk leaders need to understand and wield new tools and knowledge to successfully manage risk.  With geopolitical strife, an inflation crisis, and worries about food security, it is critical for risk executives to understand how this will impact the wider economy as well as the risks we are more accustomed to managing.

Format: Interactive sessions

Attendees: Current financial services, risk practitioner leaders, MD/CRO/COO and above working for a bank, insurance, hedge funds, investment management or brokerages. Our application process will validate registrant risk leader practitioner credentials. Appeals by registrants who have been declined on practitioner status will be referred to the PRMIA voluntary membership committee for consideration.

Sponsorship: Packages available, including summit passes, to a limited number of vendors and consultants. Please contact HERE to learn more.
Network with your Risk Leader Peers

Risk leaders are well-known for asking hard questions and expecting sound answers... the PRMIA global network continues this practitioner-driven event to further impact current and future practice.

Registration is complimentary for Risk Leader practitioners. A limited number of tickets can be purchased by vendors.

  Time   Event  
  8:00am - 8:20am
  Registration Check In
  8:20am - 8:30am
  Opening and PRMIA CEO Address
  8:30am - 9:30am
  Horizon Scanning - CRO and Board Perspective
  9:30am - 10:30am   Digital Assets & AI  
  10:00am - 11:30am   Transition Risk: Where are we in the energy crisis and path to net zero   
  11:30am - 11:45am    Coffee Break  
  11:45am - 12:15am   Keynote: Economic Outlook  
  12:15pm - 12:45pm   Keynote: Geo Political Outlook  
  12:45pm - 1:45pm     Lunch Break  
  1:45pm - 2:45pm     ERM: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Risk Assessment and Communication   
  2:45pm - 3:45pm     Risk Mastery: How to capture more opportunities through thoughtful risk taking  
  3:45pm - 4:00pm    Coffee Break  
  4:00pm - 4:30pm    Using AI and federated learning to prevent loss and drive efficiency  
  4:30pm - 5:30pm    Credit and Liquidity Risk Issues   
  5:30pm - 6:30pm    Drinks and Networking  

Confirmed Speakers  
 Hanif Amini, EMEA Risk COO, Nomura
Hanif has worked in several risk management roles throughout his career, most recently as Nomura’s Risk COO in EMEA and previously led Risk and Regulatory programmes for Nomura globally. His core areas of focus have been Risk Management Frameworks, regulatory engagement and Change & Transformation. Prior to his role at Nomura, Hanif was a management consultant at Deloitte advising financial institutions on risk management and regulatory change and was briefly a Credit Portfolio Analyst at Lloyds Banking Group.
   Konstantina Armata, Climate Risk Advisor, Citi
 Konstantina is a highly experienced Financial Risk professional with over 20 years career in Banking in various senior Quantitative Modelling roles, including Group Head   of Model Risk Management at Barclays and Deutsche Bank. Konstantina has an in-depth understanding of quantitative models spanning all key processes across investment   and retail banking (e.g., Trading, Capital, Stress Testing, Provisioning, Liquidity etc)  and extensive experience in developing Model Risk Management frameworks   including methodologies to assess and quantify Model Uncertainties. Konstantina’s most recent work involves Climate Risk modelling and Stress Testing, and she is   currently a senior Climate Risk adviser at Citi. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College, London, and an MSc and BSc in Mathematics from ENSIMAG,   Grenoble, France, and the University of Patras, Greece respectively.
   Rashim Arora, Head of Sustainability and Climate, Financial Services, Grant Thornton
 I am a managing director, leading our sustainability and climate practice within financial services. My areas of focus are capital markets, banking, asset and   wealth management and insurance.
 I have 20 years of experience in consulting, commercial banks, investment banks, asset and wealth managers, and financial market infrastructure. This has   given me extensive experience in the delivery of rapid and highly complex change in large organisations, as well as forming strong relationships with major   industry associations, data vendors and regulators
   Rustum Bharucha, Enterprise Risk & Analytics, ZRG Partners and Chair PRMIA, London Chapter
 Rustum is part of the Enterprise Risk & Analytics practice at ZRG Partners. Based in the firm's London office, he works closely with clients leading and executing   assignments in Risk Management, Compliance and Data & Analytics. He serves clients across financial services, technology, and other regulated industries.
 Rustum joined SEBA in 2017 and previously, spent over fifteen years covering Capital Markets, Investment Management, Risk Management and Compliance at   Euromoney and Informa. His deep understanding of financial services and an extensive network within Compliance and Risk Management are key to his   effectiveness.
   Phillip Best, Chief Risk Officer & Group Head of Compliance, Evelyn Partners
 Since 2018 Philip has held the position of CRO and Group Head of Compliance at Evelyn Partners. Philip has worked in the financial markets since 1985 and has   held a number of senior positions in risk management and compliance, including Global CRO Barclays Wealth, CRO for Columbia Threadneedle, prior to which   he was Head of Risk at UFJI London and Director of Market Risk at Abbey National.  Philip started his career in IT before changing direction to risk and   compliance. Philip’s first risk roles were in market risk on trading floors and progressed to cover all aspects of risk management and compliance. Philip has also   worked as a management consultant for a number of years, consulting to banks on IT strategy, operations and risk and compliance.
 Richard Blackburn, CRO Global Banking and Markets, HSBC
 Richard is Global Head of Traded and Treasury Risk Management & Global Risk Analytics at HSBC where he has served in number of other senior roles, most   recently, Global Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Global Banking and Markets, Global Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Global Commercial Banking, and   Regional Chief Risk Officer Europe and MENAT.
 Earlier, Richard was Chief Financial Officer for Global Markets and Head of Global Markets Asset & Liability Management and Head of Covered Bond & ABS   Issuance.
   Mark Cooke, Innovation Data Platform (iDP) Chief Executive,  ORX
 Mark Cooke is leading the build of the Innovation Data Platform (iDP), a first-of-a-kind marketplace offering a new generation of risk management and data   visualisation applications. iDP is a highly secure space to house and transform risk data, as well as deploy pre-validated and accredited risk tech.
 Mark has worked in financial services for over 25 years, in both business facing and risk roles for a variety of European Banks including Indosuez, Deutsche   Bank, UBS and Barclays, where he was the Divisional CRO for Wealth and Investment Management. He was a Group General Manager and Group Head of   Operational Risk for HSBC, prior to leaving at the start of 2021 to set up iDP.
 Mark is a Board Trustee for the London Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability and Chair of their Board Audit and Risk Committee. He graduated from Warwick   University with a degree in Physics and Business Management and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1992.  He has   published a number of articles on Non-financial operational risk and is an Industry Risk Advisor & guest lecturer to Judge Business School at Cambridge   University.
   Dr. Julien Durand, Head of Ethics, Risk & Compliance, Sanofi
 Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Health Tech Ventures,
 Global expert to WHO on Digital Health and Chair of IFPMA’s Future Health Technologies and Bioethics WGs
   Bruce Fletcher,PRMIA Board Chairman, Risk Specialist
 Keiran Foad, Chief Risk Officer, NatWest Group and NatWest Holdings 
 Keiran joined NatWest in April 2023 as Chief Risk Officer for NatWest Group and NatWest Holdings. He has significant experience across the enterprise-wide   risk spectrum, as well as business leadership and transformation expertise both in the UK and globally. 
 Prior to joining NatWest, Keiran was Group Chief Risk Officer at Santander in Madrid where he led the Global Risk and Compliance function. 
 Over a 37-year career in the financial sector, Keiran spent over 25 years at Barclays in the UK and overseas, and Northern Rock prior to 11 years at both   Santander UK and Santander Group in Madrid.
   Barbara Frohn, Head of Regulatory Engagement, Citi
 Citi’s Managing Director, EMEA Head of Regulatory Engagement, and a member of Citi
 EMEA’s Operating Committee. Her primary role is to work with senior management, across the region, to develop
 and implement a strategy for interfacing with regulators. She is a key advisor to Citi senior management on the
 approach to engage with regulators and understand the regulatory landscape, including key challenges,
 opportunities and developments and its impact on Citi. She provides guidance and quality assurance over
 regulatory projects. She is further responsible for regulatory policy advocacy in the EMEA region.
 Barbara is Vice Chair and Chair of the Risk Committee of the Supervisory Board of Citi’s European broker/dealer,
   Shelly Liposky, Business Risk & Solutions, BMO Capital Markets
 Shelly leads a global team responsible for 1 st line Compliance, AML, Op Risk & Resilience, Crisis
 Mgmt., Algorithm/Automation Risk, and ESG Risk, using advanced technologies like AI to increase the
 level of sophistication in risk management, enhance end-to-end processes, and drive efficiency.
   Scott Livingstone, International Advisor, NatWest Group
 Scott recently retired from the British Foreign Office after 24 years’ service and, prior to that, a dozen years as a Royal Marines officer. His service was shaped   by global security issues, especially post 9/11, including terrorism, cyber and hostile state actors.
 Between multiple postings to South Asia, Scott served in Madrid and held senior leadership appointments in London, spanning the UK’s security, military and   diplomatic departments.  Scott’s contribution was recognised by the award of an MBE for gallantry in Northern Ireland in 1995, followed by an OBE in 2001 and   CMG in 2021 for services to British diplomacy.

   Justin McCarthy, CEO, PRMIA    
   Jose Morago, Risk Director, Allianz Personal and Speciality
 José Morago is a seasoned risk management professional with over 25 years of C-Suite and executive leadership experience in insurance,  banking and   regulation at an international level. He is currently the Risk Director of all the retail insurance operations for Allianz in the UK and Chief Risk Officer of L&G GI   legacy business. As CRO and former regulator, Jose has deep knowledge and experience of risk and regulatory challenges across the financial sector. His   expertise spans areas such as enterprise risk management, risk governance, climate risk management, operational resilience, and conduct risk.
 Prior to joining Allianz, José served as Deputy Chief Risk Officer at the FCA for three years. He has also held senior positions as Group Risk Director at Aviva,   Chief Risk Officer for Ageas UK, and has worked at McKinsey and Moody's. José has also provided advisory services to several financial institutions on matters   related to risk and regulation. He is a former Chair of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and the Internal Model Industry Forum (IMIF). In 2016, José was   recognised as one of the most influential risk and capital professionals in Europe by InsuranceERM magazine.

 Alexander (Alex) Plekhanov, Director of Transition and Global Economics, EBRD
 Alexander Plekhanov is Director, Transition Impact and Global Economics, at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He edits the   Transition Report, the annual economic report of the EBRD, and the Regional Economic Prospects. His responsibilities also include trade policy and analysis of   development impact of EBRD projects. Previously Alexander covered economic developments Russia, Belarus, Mongolia, Central Asia and a number of other   economies. Alexander joined the Bank in October 2007.
 Prior to that, he worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.  Alexander holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of   Cambridge. 

   Navin Rauniar, Sustainability Partner & Co-Chair for PRMIA ESG Working Group
 Navin (Nav) is an ex-banker, and currently a Senior Leader & Practitioner with 20+ years of banking & corporate experience, where he     has held leadership positions driving institutions regulatory and transformational strategy.
 Nav previously headed the Models & Methodology team at Credit Suisse, as well as leading interest rate benchmark reform at HSBC,   and working across the Front Office functions of Eon Energy Trading, Chevron Supply & Trading, NatWest Markets, and Commerzbank.
 Nav currently heads the Sustainability Team at Tata’ business solutions division where he is responsible for delivering Sustainability   across Tata companies and clients across multi-sector industries. His international & COO experience assists in building diverse global   delivery teams.
   Cyrille Salle de Chou, CRO, UK Retail, HSBC
 Cyrille Sallé de Chou joined HSBC in late 2016 as Chief Risk Officer HSBC UK Wealth & Personal Banking. Cyrille has more than 20 years of experience in Retail   Banking in the UK, on the risk as well as business side. After 5 years at the Boston Consulting Group, Cyrille joined Capital One Europe, initially heading Prime   new business then moving on to become Chief Credit Officer, worked for Lloyds/HBOS as Head of mortgage as well as Credit risk Director for Mortgage   business, Cards and Current Accounts and was briefly CRO for the P2P lender RateSetter.
 Cyrille holds an MBA from Insead and is thoroughly enjoying his 25th year living in the UK with his wife and 2 sons. His hobbies include tennis, sky and playing   piano (badly).
   John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk at the Zurich Insurance Group
John Scott is Head of Sustainability Risk for the Zurich Insurance Group. He joined Zurich in 2001
becoming Head of Risk Insight in 2007 and was Chief Risk Officer for Zurich’s Global Corporate and
Commercial Insurance businesses from 2009 to 2017. He took on his current role in 2018. John leads
the Group’s engagement on sustainability risk, both internally and externally as the way Zurich delivers
its purpose and values.
For the last 14 years, in his roles as CRO for Commercial Insurance and as Head of Sustainability Risk,
John has increasingly focused on global risks, in particular climate change risk. His unique
combination of previous roles and experiences in the oil & gas and chemicals industries, together with
his involvement in many industry and Government organisations, has given him a deep understanding
of the risks and opportunities that climate change and nature present to companies, governments, and
society at large.

 Raj Singh, NED AIB and Vanguard
 Raj has worked in the USA, Europe and the Middle East in a broad range of second line risk and first line C-Suite executive as well as independent non
 executive roles and brings an international perspective and diversity of thought. His career has spanned chief risk officer and executive committee roles at   Allianz SE, Swiss Re, Standard Life Aberdeen and EFG Bank. He has served on the retail banking executive boards of Citibank in Germany and Belgium. He has   chaired and been a board member of subsidiary entities at Standard Life Aberdeen, Swiss Re, Citibank and Allianz as well as their investments. He was an early   pioneer with regard to the sustainability agenda and ethical underwriting at Allianz SE, which at the time also included Dresdner Bank and later at Swiss Re. He   has also served as Independent Chair of Muscat Insurance Company, a listed insurance group in the Sultanate of Oman as well as Independent Non Executive   Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of HSBC Oman SAOG, a listed Omani commercial bank, 51% owned by the HSBC Group.

   Carolyn Taylor, Organisational Change Advisor & Author of Walking the Talk: Building a Culture of Success
 Carolyn Taylor is one of the world’s foremost experts in organisational culture and the Executive Chair of Walking the Talk. During her 30 years in the field,   Carolyn has run workshops with well over 200,000 leaders, worked alongside 200 culture change journeys, consulted on 20 mergers & acquisitions, coached   over 100 CEOs, and worked in 35 countries. She has built deep experience with which to advise on what works and what doesn’t when the goal is to shape and   change culture.  
 Her career was enhanced by the success of her book Walking the Talk: Building a Culture Success which has become a long-time best seller for those who want   a practical guide on how to lead, manage and support culture.  Her profile has been increased by her podcast Walking your Talk and her most recent book   Accountability @Work.
    Rob Taylor, Head of Enterprise Risk, London Stock Exchange Group
 Robert is the Head of Enterprise Risk at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Robert was previously the Group Head of Capital Risk Management at Revolut.   Before this, Robert was the UK Head of Enterprise and Non-Financial Risk at Credit Suisse.  He holds a Mathematics degree from University of Leeds and is a   qualified Chartered Accountant.

 Chris Tucker, Head of Digital Assets, Citi
 Over twenty years of Market Risk experience, encompassing the design, development and evolution of Market Risk Management. I Joined Citi in 2005 as part of   the independent Equity Market Risk team. I have been involved in defining market risk strategy and the risk appetite within Citi Bank, as well as representing   the Equity Division to the boards of Directors. Have extensive experience representing Citi to external regulatory bodies with regards to trading activity, stress   testing, VaR model implications as well as Booking Model processes and Algorithmic Trading. I recently moved internally to join the Enterprise Risk   Management under Ash Nawani to become the Global Head of Digital Asset Enterprise Risk Management, to ensure the dedicated function partners all Risk   Management departments and ICRM to jointly identify, measure, manage, monitor and control digital asset risk in the firm.


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Continued Risk Learning Credits: 8

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