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Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Philippe Vollot

Chief Compliance Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Danske Bank

Philippe Vollot has been Chief Compliance Officer and member of the Executive Board of Danske Bank since November 2018. After Philippe served for six years as legal counsel at the French Financial Services Authority, he joined Deutsche Bank in 1997 in order to head its Compliance Department in Paris. In 2001, he moved on to head the European Compliance Division at Barclays Capital. Philippe’s professional career then saw him come back to Deutsche Bank Group in 2003 as Head of Compliance for Continental Europe and General Counsel France before moving to Deutsche Bank in London as Head of M&A Legal UK in 2005. In 2006, Philippe was appointed Country Chief Operating Officer and Branch Manager for Deutsche Bank Paris. In 2011, he relocated to Dubai to take up the position of Regional ...
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Philippe Vollot
Chief Compliance Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Danske Bank

Philippe Vollot has been Chief Compliance Officer and member of the Executive Board of Danske Bank since November 2018. After Philippe served for six years as legal counsel at the French Financial Services Authority, he joined Deutsche Bank in 1997 in order to head its Compliance Department in Paris. In 2001, he moved on to head the European Compliance Division at Barclays Capital. Philippe’s professional career then saw him come back to Deutsche Bank Group in 2003 as Head of Compliance for Continental Europe and General Counsel France before moving to Deutsche Bank in London as Head of M&A Legal UK in 2005. In 2006, Philippe was appointed Country Chief Operating Officer and Branch Manager for Deutsche Bank Paris. In 2011, he relocated to Dubai to take up the position of Regional Chief Operating Officer for Middle East and North Africa and General Manager of Deutsche Bank in Abu Dhabi. In 2015, Philippe moved to Frankfurt to take over the role of Global COO Regulatory Affairs, Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime before being appointed Global Head of Anti-Financial Crime in early 2017. In addition, Philippe was appointed as French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCE) by Decree from the French Government in 2019. The same year, he also became a member of the ACAMS Advisory Board. Philippe holds a Master’s degree and a Postgraduate degree in private law from the Paris Descartes University.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Klaus Moosmayer

Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer, Novartis

Klaus Moosmayer, Ph.D., has been Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer of Novartis since 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis. Mr. Moosmayer previously was chief compliance officer of Siemens AG, a position he held since 2014. During his 18year career at Siemens, Mr. Moosmayer also served as chief counsel compliance from 2009 to 2013, and as compliance operating officer from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Moosmayer received his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Freiburg in Germany, and passed his first and second state examination in law in Germany. He is internationally recognized in the field of compliance. He serves as vice chair of the Business at OECD (BIAC) executive board and served as chair of its Anti-Corruption Committee from 2013 ...
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Klaus Moosmayer
Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer, Novartis

Klaus Moosmayer, Ph.D., has been Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer of Novartis since 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
Mr. Moosmayer previously was chief compliance officer of Siemens AG, a position he held since 2014. During his 18year career at Siemens, Mr. Moosmayer also served as chief counsel compliance from 2009 to 2013, and as compliance operating officer from 2007 to 2009.

Mr. Moosmayer received his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Freiburg in Germany, and passed his first and second state examination in law in Germany. He is internationally recognized in the field of compliance. He serves as vice chair of the Business at OECD (BIAC) executive board and served as chair of its Anti-Corruption Committee from 2013 to 2020. He is co-founder and chair of the European Chief Compliance and Integrity Officers’ Forum; and co-chair of the B20 Integrity & Compliance Task Force under the G20 presidency of Saudi Arabia. He served as co-chair of the B20 Integrity & Compliance Task Force under the G20 presidency of Argentina in 2018, and as chair of the B20 Integrity & Compliance Task Force under the G20 presidency of Germany in 2017.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Bruce Dahlgren

Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream

Bruce Dahlgren is a global technology executive with an exceptional record of growing and monetizing disruptive technologies, capturing multibillion-dollar business opportunities, and leading go-to-market strategy and operations at large public and small private companies. In July 2020, Bruce was named CEO of MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise cloud applications for Integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). With 500+ customers in more than 35 countries, MetricStream helps organizations drive performance, integrity and resilience with its GRC solutions and services. Before joining MetricStream, Bruce served as CEO of Xpress Retail, a Trivest portfolio company, where he reversed declining revenue and profit with a new sales effort and expanded custom...
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Bruce Dahlgren
Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream

Bruce Dahlgren is a global technology executive with an exceptional record of growing and monetizing disruptive technologies, capturing multibillion-dollar business opportunities, and leading go-to-market strategy and operations at large public and small private companies.

In July 2020, Bruce was named CEO of MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise cloud applications for Integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). With 500+ customers in more than 35 countries, MetricStream helps organizations drive performance, integrity and resilience with its GRC solutions and services.

Before joining MetricStream, Bruce served as CEO of Xpress Retail, a Trivest portfolio company, where he reversed declining revenue and profit with a new sales effort and expanded customer base. He also secured additional private equity funding to enable growth and technology upgrades.

Previously, as EVP and Chief Revenue Officer of Kony, the leading cloud-based enterprise application and mobility solutions provider, Bruce was instrumental transforming sales and services to a SaaS model, generating annual contract value and revenue growth at twice the market, achieving positive EBITDA and cash flow, and positioning Kony for sale to Temenos, a Swiss Fintech company.

During his more than 10-year career at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise – including serving as HPE’s SVP & Managing Director of the Asia Pacific & Japan Region – Bruce was instrumental in the value-creating strategy and execution of splitting Hewlett-Packard into four focused technology entities. He also transformed the unprofitable Asia Pacific region into the best performer and built a startup division into a $5 billion industry leader.

Bruce sits on the Board of Advisors of TVS Digital, a new venture arm of TVS Motor Company, which completed investments in four AI, IoT and predictive analytics companies to create a comprehensive platform for the connected factory. He also sits on the Board of Altizon, an industrial IoT company, advising it on go-to-market strategy and talent development, and building a global partner ecosystem, and on the Board of Scienaptic Systems, a leading AI-powered credit underwriting company, advising on global expansion, client relationships and sales enhancements.

Bruce brings a deep background in P&L management, go-to-market and M&A, with earlier senior management roles at NCR, AT&T and Lexmark.

He received an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University and attended the Wharton Executive Education Program. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Stetson University. Throughout his career, Bruce and his family have moved many times, including living in Singapore for five years. He and his wife now reside in the Bay Area and have three grown children.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Nancy J. Luquette

Executive Vice President - Chief Risk Officer, S&P Global

Nancy Luquette is EVP, Chief Risk Officer for S&P Global.  She is responsible for the Company’s global Risk Management, Corporate and Division Compliance (excluding S&P Global Ratings) and Information Security functions.  Additionally, Ms. Luquette provides oversight for the global Internal Audit function.    Ms. Luquette has led the Internal Audit function since September 2013. She became S&P Global’s Chief Risk & Audit Executive and assumed leadership of the Risk Management function in June 2016.  In October 2019, Ms. Luquette began leading the Corporate and Division Compliance function, and in January 2020, she was given responsibility for the Company’s Information/Cyber Security function.  Before joining the Co...
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Nancy J. Luquette
Executive Vice President - Chief Risk Officer, S&P Global

Nancy Luquette is EVP, Chief Risk Officer for S&P Global.  She is responsible for the Company’s global Risk Management, Corporate and Division Compliance (excluding S&P Global Ratings) and Information Security functions.  Additionally, Ms. Luquette provides oversight for the global Internal Audit function. 
 
Ms. Luquette has led the Internal Audit function since September 2013. She became S&P Global’s Chief Risk & Audit Executive and assumed leadership of the Risk Management function in June 2016.  In October 2019, Ms. Luquette began leading the Corporate and Division Compliance function, and in January 2020, she was given responsibility for the Company’s Information/Cyber Security function. 
Before joining the Company, Ms. Luquette was Vice President and General Auditor for Avaya, and earlier was a Partner in PwC’s Internal Audit and Global Risk Management services practices. 
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Wesleyan University. 

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Olivera Zatezalo

Chief Security Officer, Huawei Canada

Olivera Zatezalo is the Chief Security Officer at Huawei Canada, and her responsibility is to ensure Huawei Canada’s operations is compliant with Canadian cyber security laws and regulations. With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, Olivera is best known for creating value through collaborative leadership style, agile execution, and for her global cyber security expertise. Up until joining Huawei Canada, Olivera was responsible for cyber security governance, management and operations within an international communication provider operating in Canada, US, UK and France, and was a member of Canadian Security Telecommunication Advisory Committee. IT World Canada and the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WiSECRA) have named Olivera as one of the Top 20 ...
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Olivera Zatezalo
Chief Security Officer, Huawei Canada

Olivera Zatezalo is the Chief Security Officer at Huawei Canada, and her responsibility is to ensure Huawei Canada’s operations is compliant with Canadian cyber security laws and regulations. With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, Olivera is best known for creating value through collaborative leadership style, agile execution, and for her global cyber security expertise. Up until joining Huawei Canada, Olivera was responsible for cyber security governance, management and operations within an international communication provider operating in Canada, US, UK and France, and was a member of Canadian Security Telecommunication Advisory Committee. IT World Canada and the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WiSECRA) have named Olivera as one of the Top 20 Women in Cyber Security in Canada for 2020. Olivera holds Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Belgrade and is a Certified Information Security Manager. 

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Judith O Akinosho

Chief Compliance Officer, S&P Global Platts

Judith Akinosho is the Global Head of Compliance at S&P Global Platts (“Platts”). She is responsible for ensuring Platts’ compliance program is fit for purpose and highly effective through its design, monitoring and enforcement. Judith has extensive experience in enhancing existing and introducing new compliance programs and successfully managing compliance issues facing a complex, regulated global business. She has a reputation for positioning compliance as a respected and credible partner to the business –staying close to stakeholders and proactively taking a sound, pragmatic approach to mitigating compliance risks. Prior to her current role, Judith has held senior compliance positions at various market leaders including GE Oil & Gas (BHGE: N...
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Judith O Akinosho
Chief Compliance Officer, S&P Global Platts

Judith Akinosho is the Global Head of Compliance at S&P Global Platts (“Platts”). She is responsible for ensuring Platts’ compliance program is fit for purpose and highly effective through its design, monitoring
and enforcement.

Judith has extensive experience in enhancing existing and introducing new compliance programs and successfully managing compliance issues facing a complex, regulated global business. She has a reputation for positioning compliance as a respected and credible partner to the business –staying close to stakeholders and proactively taking a sound, pragmatic approach to mitigating compliance risks.

Prior to her current role, Judith has held senior compliance positions at various market leaders including GE Oil & Gas (BHGE: NYSE), Wood Group PLC (WG: LSE), and Superior Energy Services (SPN: NYSE). She trained as a solicitor and started her career in private legal practice. She holds an LLM in Information Technology law from the RGU, Aberdeen Business School.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Tami Dokken

Chief Data Privacy Officer, World Bank

Tami Dokken is the World Bank Chief Data Privacy Officer. She is a highly experienced privacy professional with an extensive background in privacy compliance matters. She previously served as Head of Global Data Privacy and Protection, and Associate General Counsel, at MoneyGram International, a financial services company with 350,000 agent locations in 200 countries. Before joining MoneyGram, Ms. Dokken was in-house legal counsel at a multinational hospitality company and in private practice at a US based law firm. During her tenure at MoneyGram, Ms. Dokken led the global data privacy and data protection program. She developed and implemented a long-term, risk-based strategic vision for data privacy and data protection and set broad cross-functional objectives to meet that vi...
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Tami Dokken
Chief Data Privacy Officer, World Bank

Tami Dokken is the World Bank Chief Data Privacy Officer. She is a highly experienced privacy professional with an extensive background in privacy compliance matters. She previously served as Head of Global Data Privacy and Protection, and Associate General Counsel, at MoneyGram International, a financial services company with 350,000 agent locations in 200 countries. Before joining MoneyGram, Ms. Dokken was in-house legal counsel at a multinational hospitality company and in private practice at a US based law firm.

During her tenure at MoneyGram, Ms. Dokken led the global data privacy and data protection program. She developed and implemented a long-term, risk-based strategic vision for data privacy and data protection and set broad cross-functional objectives to meet that vision. She instituted internal process changes and public-facing changes to meet the requirements of international laws, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In addition, Ms. Dokken was the Global Data Protection Officer and the primary point of contact with data privacy regulators worldwide.

Ms. Dokken is a licensed attorney and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in US and EU privacy laws. Ms. Dokken is the first Chief Data Privacy Officer and head of the Data Privacy Office of the World Bank.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Eileen Fahey

Chief Risk Officer, Fitch Group

Eileen Fahey is Chief Risk Officer for Fitch Group. Appointed in June 2017, Ms. Fahey oversees Fitch Group's risk management function, which includes reviewing, monitoring and addressing the multitude of risks that can impact the group's performance and reputation. Ms. Fahey and her team are responsible for implementing the increasingly large universe of rating agency regulatory mandates, as well as addressing new and developing threats across Fitch Group's businesses. Her Team includes: Jeremy Carter, Chief Credit officer, Peter Patrino, Chief Criteria Officer, and Jeff Horvath, Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Fahey joined Fitch Ratings in 1998, most recently serving as Chief Credit Officer, a role she held since 2015. In that capacity she managed a team of ...
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Eileen Fahey
Chief Risk Officer, Fitch Group

Eileen Fahey is Chief Risk Officer for Fitch Group. Appointed in June 2017, Ms. Fahey oversees Fitch Group's risk management function, which includes reviewing, monitoring and addressing the multitude of risks that can impact the group's performance and reputation.

Ms. Fahey and her team are responsible for implementing the increasingly large universe of rating agency regulatory mandates, as well as addressing new and developing threats across Fitch Group's businesses. Her Team includes: Jeremy Carter, Chief Credit officer, Peter Patrino, Chief Criteria Officer, and Jeff Horvath, Chief Compliance Officer.

Ms. Fahey joined Fitch Ratings in 1998, most recently serving as Chief Credit Officer, a role she held since 2015. In that capacity she managed a team of regional and group credit officers who oversaw ratings, quality assurance, credit market commentary and macro research. Prior to that, as Regional Credit Officer for the Americas she played an important role in helping evolve Fitch’s credit policy in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Her nearly-20 year tenure at Fitch has included a variety of other roles including credit officer for the Insurance, Fund and Asset Manager, and REITs group, where she oversaw the development and application of credit rating criteria and participated in ratings committees. She joined Fitch as a credit analyst for the financial institutions group and subsequently managed the teams focused on investment and money center banks, and asset management firms.

Prior to joining Fitch, Ms. Fahey was a National Bank Examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), where she was a member of the multinational banking group, examining capital markets and trading operations of U.S. money center banks.

Ms. Fahey received a BA in business and economics from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and has been a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charter holder since1994.

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Gavin A. Grounds

Executive Director, Information Risk Management & Cyber Security Strategy, Verizon

Gavin Grounds leads Cyber Security Strategy and Enterprise Information Risk Management, as part of the executive leadership team of Verizon’s Corporate Information Security organization.  With 2019 revenues of over US$131.9bn, US$35.7bn in cash flow, and assets in excess of US$291bn, Verizon is a global Fortune 20 company, delivering innovative communications and technology solutions through its various divisions including Verizon Consumer Group, Verizon Business Group, and Verizon Media Group.  Its services and solutions include 5G, 4G LTE Network services & technology, communications services and products, video, and data services, managed security and managed network services, and various Internet of Things (IoT) services and products.
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Gavin A. Grounds
Executive Director, Information Risk Management & Cyber Security Strategy, Verizon

Gavin Grounds leads Cyber Security Strategy and Enterprise Information Risk Management, as part of the executive leadership team of Verizon’s Corporate Information Security organization.  With 2019 revenues of over US$131.9bn, US$35.7bn in cash flow, and assets in excess of US$291bn, Verizon is a global Fortune 20 company, delivering innovative communications and technology solutions through its various divisions including Verizon Consumer Group, Verizon Business Group, and Verizon Media Group.  Its services and solutions include 5G, 4G LTE Network services & technology, communications services and products, video, and data services, managed security and managed network services, and various Internet of Things (IoT) services and products.

In the leadership of cyber security strategy and transformation and delivery of Enterprise Information Risk Management, Gavin drives the development and execution of the cyber security strategy across the Verizon Corporation.  Additionally, he leads the Enterprise Information Risk Management function and strategy, covering information & cyber risk, policy, standards, governance and compliance management practices, to ensure that Verizon’s information assets are adequately protected throughout the full system lifecycle and ensuring that operations and controls meet Verizon’s policy, legal, regulatory and governance requirements.

Prior to joining Verizon’s leadership team in 2018, Gavin was Sr. Director of Information Security, Risk & Compliance (CISO, Global Delivery) at DXC in its Global Delivery Organization.  Gavin led end-to-end security operations and information risk and compliance management in the delivery of DXC’s broad portfolio of services.  His leadership included defining and executing the DXC BionixTM automation strategy for Security, Risk & Compliance on the transformative “Platform DXC.”

DXC was formed in 2017 when Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) spun out its Enterprise Services business and combined it with Computer Sciences Corp.  (CSC).  At HPE, Gavin served as Global Director of Information Risk Management, Enterprise Security Services, where he led a global organization of more than 1,800 security and compliance professionals to underpin HPE’s services with solid Security and Compliance operations and frameworks and drive significant revenue growth by driving strategic direction for clients through C-Level advisory engagement.  In partnership with the Legal department, Gavin served as the primary interface with strategic global clients and with various external agencies and government entities around the globe.

Gavin first joined Enterprise Services (at EDS) in 2000 and has previously held several leadership roles including Director of Global Strategies for Information Assurance and as Client Security Officer for some of the world’s largest Financial, Energy and manufacturing companies.

Gavin has held various leadership roles including CIO of a Business Process Outsourcing company, CEO & Founder of a security consulting firm, security & network strategy leadership for a large off-shore bank and Founder of an industrial plant operations software house.

Gavin is a qualified member of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.  He serves on the advisory board of security technology companies, is a member of the IoT European Council, and as a Fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, he is currently the Chairman of the USA Section.

Gavin is the author of several International and US patents and patent-pending applications, including:
 

  • Method and Apparatus for Processing Financial Transactions
    (WO2002079922A3; US20020128917A1; AU2002338252A1; JP2004537088A; MXPA03008054A; ZA200306883B)
  • System, method, and computer program product for taxation of online transactions
    (WO2004081839A2;  US 2004O18147OA1)
  • Systems and Methods for Automated Quantitative Risk and Threat Calculation and Remediation
    (Patent-Pending)

Born and educated in the UK, Gavin has lived and worked in various countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, is fluent in English and Spanish and now lives in the USA.  In his private time, he is a musician and also enjoys various sports activities including fitness, distance running (having raced 4 marathons and 4 half-marathons in the past 15 months) and motor racing.  He is a fundraiser for various charities, particularly focused on benefiting children, suicide prevention and eradicating extreme poverty.

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Edgar Biro

Senior Operational Risk Manager, Central Bank of Luxembourg

Edgar is Senior Operational Risk Manager at the Central Bank of Luxembourg. He has 12 years of experience in the field of Operations and Operational Risk Management. He is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC – ISACA). Edgar owns a master degree in Business Administration (MBA) with business information systems from the University of Trier, Germany. His expertise embraces multiple fields within the operational risk, like banking operations, information security, business continuity management, focusing on high understanding of business risk and assuring the development of more effective plans to mitigate risks. Establishing a common perspective and language of all operational risks and translating these in business risks (eg. IT risk, etc.) is for him ind...
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Edgar Biro
Senior Operational Risk Manager, Central Bank of Luxembourg

Edgar is Senior Operational Risk Manager at the Central Bank of Luxembourg. He has 12 years of experience in the field of Operations and Operational Risk Management. He is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC – ISACA). Edgar owns a master degree in Business Administration (MBA) with business information systems from the University of Trier, Germany.

His expertise embraces multiple fields within the operational risk, like banking operations, information security, business continuity management, focusing on high understanding of business risk and assuring the development of more effective plans to mitigate risks. Establishing a common perspective and language of all operational risks and translating these in business risks (eg. IT risk, etc.) is for him indispensable.

He focuses on partnership models between 1st. line and 2nd. line of defence, on business value of Operational Risk Management, risk connectivity - network of risks in order to embed a strong risk culture including actual trends and emerging risks.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Alfonso Ayuso

Head of Regulation and Public Policy, Banco Sabadell

Currently he is working as Head of Regulation and Public Policy at Banco Sabadell, formerly as Chief Innovation Officer. He has developed his professional career in several banking entities managing positions of responsibility in areas related to technology, financial markets, product development and relationship with clients, such as Treasury and Capital Markets, Private Banking or Research. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from the IE Business School. Likewise, he is a very active member of Spanish sectorial working groups belonging to the Spanish Banking Association and acting as member of the board in several organizations like Alastria Blockchain Consortium, Redsys or Iberpay, among others
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Alfonso Ayuso
Head of Regulation and Public Policy, Banco Sabadell

Currently he is working as Head of Regulation and Public Policy at Banco Sabadell, formerly as Chief Innovation Officer. He has developed his professional career in several banking entities managing positions of responsibility in areas related to technology, financial markets, product development and relationship with clients, such as Treasury and Capital Markets, Private Banking or Research. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from the IE Business School. Likewise, he is a very active member of Spanish sectorial working groups belonging to the Spanish Banking Association and acting as member of the board in several organizations like Alastria Blockchain Consortium, Redsys or Iberpay, among others

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Piyush Kumar Chowhan

Chief Information Officer, Lulu Group International

Piyush Chowhan is a digital evangelist with a passion for transforming businesses with the use of technology. With over two decades of experience working with global consumer and retail companies, he has an excellent track record of delivering results and creating value across organizations. His vision is creating innovation-focused digital strategies to maximize today’s opportunities and prepare organizations for future disruptions. His passion for working with startups and innovation-led companies has given him the edge to create digital assets for organizations with the use of the latest technologies like Analytics, Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence. He has been a widely recognized leader in digital transformation and has been a much-wanted speaker at over 100 global events. He is...
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Piyush Kumar Chowhan
Chief Information Officer, Lulu Group International

Piyush Chowhan is a digital evangelist with a passion for transforming businesses with the use of technology. With over two decades of experience working with global consumer and retail companies, he has an excellent track record of delivering results and creating value across organizations. His vision is creating innovation-focused digital strategies to maximize today’s opportunities and prepare organizations for future disruptions. His passion for working with startups and innovation-led companies has given him the edge to create digital assets for organizations with the use of the latest technologies like Analytics, Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence. He has been a widely recognized leader in digital transformation and has been a much-wanted speaker at over 100 global events. He is an avid writer and his thought leadership is published in multiple magazines and portals.

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Hernan Huwyler

Head of Supplier Due Diligence Compliance Strategy and Procurement Center of Excellence, Danske Bank

Hernan Huwyler is a risk and compliance specialist for multinational companies for over twenty years. He is focused on developing practices and controls to address business risks and legal requirements in European and American corporations. He is currently working for Danske Bank in Copenhagen to build 3rd party risk and due diligence processes. He is also the Academic Director of the Compliance Program at the IE Law School and a professor at the Complutense University and the International University of La Rioja. Throughout his career, he had senior roles to implement global risk and control frameworks at Deloitte Risk Advisory, ISS and Veolia. He has an MBA and CPA, as well as, being an active member in professional institutions in auditing, governance, privacy and information securit...
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Hernan Huwyler
Head of Supplier Due Diligence Compliance Strategy and Procurement Center of Excellence, Danske Bank

Hernan Huwyler is a risk and compliance specialist for multinational companies for over twenty years. He is focused on developing practices and controls to address business risks and legal requirements in European and American corporations. He is currently working for Danske Bank in Copenhagen to build 3rd party risk and due diligence processes. He is also the Academic Director of the Compliance Program at the IE Law School and a professor at the Complutense University and the International University of La Rioja. Throughout his career, he had senior roles to implement global risk and control frameworks at Deloitte Risk Advisory, ISS and Veolia. He has an MBA and CPA, as well as, being an active member in professional institutions in auditing, governance, privacy and information security. 

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Daniel Gysel

Chief Compliance Officer - Zurich Switzerland, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Daniel Gysel started his career over 25 years ago in the insurance industry. He held various operational positions before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers as an external auditor and later as an internal auditor. He also held important positions in operational risk management and ICS at Swiss Life Group level. From 2011 to 2017, Daniel Gysel worked for the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (Insurance Supervision) in the area of qualitative risk management, where he was responsible for the regulatory audit activities and the topics Internal Control System, operational risk management and governance. Between 2017 and 2018 he was responsible for the compliance function as Country Compliance Officer of Generali Switzerland before joining the Zurich Group at the beginning of 20...
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Daniel Gysel
Chief Compliance Officer - Zurich Switzerland, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Daniel Gysel started his career over 25 years ago in the insurance industry. He held various operational positions before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers as an external auditor and later as an internal auditor. He also held important positions in operational risk management and ICS at Swiss Life Group level. From 2011 to 2017, Daniel Gysel worked for the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (Insurance Supervision) in the area of qualitative risk management, where he was responsible for the regulatory audit activities and the topics Internal Control System, operational risk management and governance. Between 2017 and 2018 he was responsible for the compliance function as Country Compliance Officer of Generali Switzerland before joining the Zurich Group at the beginning of 2019 as Chief Compliance Officer of the country unit in Switzerland. Daniel Gysel has experience in the insurance industry from an audit, advisory, operational and regulatory perspective with a strong focus on qualitative risk management and governance issues.

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Alessandro De Felice

Chief Risk Officer, Prysmian Group

Alessandro De Felice is Chief Risk Officer at Prysmian S.p.A., the world’s leading company in cable and high technology systems for energy and telecommunications. He is primarily responsible for facilitating the Prysmian Group ERM process in accordance with Group guidelines and policies, proposing the risk management framework and preparing the necessary reporting documentation to the Board of Directors as well as implementing an appropriate infrastructure of processes, tools, methodologies and policies for managing and monitoring key risks, integrating risk management with strategy-setting and business planning.  Among other things, he is involved in Project Risk Management related to installation of high voltage off-shore and land cables, in the Risk Engineering and L...
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Alessandro De Felice
Chief Risk Officer, Prysmian Group

Alessandro De Felice is Chief Risk Officer at Prysmian S.p.A., the world’s leading company in cable and high technology systems for energy and telecommunications. He is primarily responsible for facilitating the Prysmian Group ERM process in accordance with Group guidelines and policies, proposing the risk management framework and preparing the necessary reporting documentation to the Board of Directors as well as implementing an appropriate infrastructure of processes, tools, methodologies and policies for managing and monitoring key risks, integrating risk management with strategy-setting and business planning. 

Among other things, he is involved in Project Risk Management related to installation of high voltage off-shore and land cables, in the Risk Engineering and Loss Prevention, in the evaluation of risks linked to M&A activities, in the structuring and negotiation of corporate international insurance programs and in the Supply Chain risks. 

He is President of ANRA (Italian Risk and Insurance Managers Association), and He has been Vice President of FERMA. 

He is Certified Risk Management Professional within RIMAP standards.  

He is lecturer and speaker in various Professional courses such as ANRA/ALP, MIB Master programs in Trieste, the Enterprise Risk Management executive courses by MIP/RISKGOVERNANCE-Politecnico di Milano and the University of Parma.

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Gaurav Kapoor

Co-founder and COO, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor serves as the Co-founder and COO of MetricStream. Gaurav has been involved with the company since its inception and as the COO, is responsible for the overall Go-to-Market Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy, and the Partner and Community Ecosystem. Until 2010, he also served as the CFO of MetricStream. Previously, Gaurav held executive positions at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior, he spent several years in business, marketing and operations roles at Citibank in Asia and in the U.S. He also serves on the board of Regalix, a digital innovation and marketing company. Gaurav has a bachelor's degree in Technology (with Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a degree in Business from FMS, Delhi, and an MBA from the Wharton Business...
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Gaurav Kapoor
Co-founder and COO, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor serves as the Co-founder and COO of MetricStream. Gaurav has been involved with the company since its inception and as the COO, is responsible for the overall Go-to-Market Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy, and the Partner and Community Ecosystem. Until 2010, he also served as the CFO of MetricStream.

Previously, Gaurav held executive positions at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior, he spent several years in business, marketing and operations roles at Citibank in Asia and in the U.S.

He also serves on the board of Regalix, a digital innovation and marketing company. Gaurav has a bachelor's degree in Technology (with Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a degree in Business from FMS, Delhi, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

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Peter Funck

Head of Risk and Control, Trafikverket

Peter Funck joined the internal audit team of ABB, a global enterprise in power and automation technologies, in 1998. Peter served as Group IT Audit Manager until 2004 when he was recruited as CAE of the Swedish Road Administration. He was promoted CFO of the authority in 2007. When the new Swedish Transport Administration (STA) was established in 2010, Peter decided to enter internal audit again as CAE. The STA is responsible for the overall long-term infrastructure planning of road, rail, sea and air transport in Sweden. The assignment also includes the construction, operation and maintenance of state roads and railways. In October 2020, Peter left internal audit as he was offered the role as Head of Risk & Control of the STA, a challenge too tempting to reject. In this role, he w...
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Peter Funck
Head of Risk and Control, Trafikverket

Peter Funck joined the internal audit team of ABB, a global enterprise in power and automation technologies, in 1998. Peter served as Group IT Audit Manager until 2004 when he was recruited as CAE of the Swedish Road Administration. He was promoted CFO of the authority in 2007. When the new Swedish Transport Administration (STA) was established in 2010, Peter decided to enter internal audit again as CAE. The STA is responsible for the overall long-term infrastructure planning of road, rail, sea and air transport in Sweden. The assignment also includes the construction, operation and maintenance of state roads and railways. In October 2020, Peter left internal audit as he was offered the role as Head of Risk & Control of the STA, a challenge too tempting to reject. In this role, he will help the STA strengthen risk management and internal control by developing and implementing a new department responsible for management and coordination of the second line activities. Peter has served on the IIA international committees since 2011, and has also been a board member and president of the Swedish IIA Institute for seven years.

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Elisabet Escayola i Maranges

Head of Compliance, Bank Degroof Petercam Spain

Currently I am Head of Compliance in Spain at Bank Degroof Petercam and the Asset Management Company since 2013. I have been the Compliance Officer at Lombard Odier in Spain with branches in Madrid and Barcelona. Member of the start-up team in Spain for the private banking Swiss entity.Before that I have been in financial services companies as Ahorro Corporación Financiera S.V. where I have been involved in a Broker on line project ,  BanSabadell Inversión SGIIC , the asset management company in Banco de Sabadell group and in International division at Banco Sabadell, where I started my professional career in financial markets functions, totally more than 35 years’ experience.I am professor in Masters of Compliance ( ICAB, Barcelona) and Compliance  Certi...
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Elisabet Escayola i Maranges
Head of Compliance, Bank Degroof Petercam Spain

Currently I am Head of Compliance in Spain at Bank Degroof Petercam and the Asset Management Company since 2013. I have been the Compliance Officer at Lombard Odier in Spain with branches in Madrid and Barcelona. Member of the start-up team in Spain for the private banking Swiss entity.Before that I have been in financial services companies as Ahorro Corporación Financiera S.V. where I have been involved in a Broker on line project ,  BanSabadell Inversión SGIIC , the asset management company in Banco de Sabadell group and in International division at Banco Sabadell, where I started my professional career in financial markets functions, totally more than 35 years’ experience.I am professor in Masters of Compliance ( ICAB, Barcelona) and Compliance  Certification’s training ( AFI , Madrid) and also collaborate in Compliance training for financial entities ( IEF, Barcelona)
 
 

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Pedro Pinto Coelho

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Banco BNI Europa

Innovative, agile and multi-award winning banking leader with over 25 years' international financial services experience with leading blue-chip institutions across three continents in progressive leadership roles, both executive and NED, in Investment Banking, Wealth Management, general management, business development, strategy and latterly in FinTech. His value proposition is centered around enabling challenger banks to establish strategic partnerships with FinTechs to create profitable financial products using an 'open architecture model.' Expert in driving digital banking transformations both in terms of creating 'best in class' digital customer experiences, and transforming key internal support functions to fully align with the overall digital transformation programs of financial i...
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Pedro Pinto Coelho
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Banco BNI Europa

Innovative, agile and multi-award winning banking leader with over 25 years' international financial services experience with leading blue-chip institutions across three continents in progressive leadership roles, both executive and NED, in Investment Banking, Wealth Management, general management, business development, strategy and latterly in FinTech. His value proposition is centered around enabling challenger banks to establish strategic partnerships with FinTechs to create profitable financial products using an 'open architecture model.' Expert in driving digital banking transformations both in terms of creating 'best in class' digital customer experiences, and transforming key internal support functions to fully align with the overall digital transformation programs of financial institutions.

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Jean Goetzinger

Head of Risk Prevention and Compliance Department, CISO, Banque centrale du Luxembourg

Jean heads a highly skilled team of ORM, BCM, Information/Cyber Security and Compliance experts. He has more than 20 years of experience within information/cyber security, included BCM and 9 years in ORM and is a recognized expert within the Luxemburgish and greater region landscape (Belgium, France, Germany), as well as within the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). His expertise embraces multiple fields within Information/cyber security and risk management, focusing on governance, translating technical risks into business language, compliance, emerging technologies and technical security.  Jean owns a master degree in IT from the CNAM, Metz and a master degree in Management and Leadership from the « Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.
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Jean Goetzinger
Head of Risk Prevention and Compliance Department, CISO, Banque centrale du Luxembourg

Jean heads a highly skilled team of ORM, BCM, Information/Cyber Security and Compliance experts. He has more than 20 years of experience within information/cyber security, included BCM and 9 years in ORM and is a recognized expert within the Luxemburgish and greater region landscape (Belgium, France, Germany), as well as within the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).

His expertise embraces multiple fields within Information/cyber security and risk management, focusing on governance, translating technical risks into business language, compliance, emerging technologies and technical security. 

Jean owns a master degree in IT from the CNAM, Metz and a master degree in Management and Leadership from the « Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA since 2007.

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Nicola Galtieri

Head of Compliance, Boehringer Ingelheim Italia

Nicola is currently the Head of Compliance of Boehringer Ingelheim in Italy. Since 2001 he has covered different Compliance roles working for European and U.S. companies operating in the Life Sciences and ICT industries. Nicola managed compliance programs in Italy as well as other European Countries. Nicola graduated in Business Administration and he holds a Master Degree in Corporate Criminal Law.
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Nicola Galtieri
Head of Compliance, Boehringer Ingelheim Italia

Nicola is currently the Head of Compliance of Boehringer Ingelheim in Italy.

Since 2001 he has covered different Compliance roles working for European and U.S. companies operating in the Life Sciences and ICT industries.

Nicola managed compliance programs in Italy as well as other European Countries.

Nicola graduated in Business Administration and he holds a Master Degree in Corporate Criminal Law.

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Mads Raahede

Partner, KPMG Denmark

Mads Raahede is a Partner in KPMG, leading the advisory services towards the Financial Services Sector. Mads has more than 20 years of experience working with the sector and has during his career been involved in many different projects including digital strategy, sourcing, transformation of banking services and financial crime projects – both in Denmark and in the Nordics. He has a great interest in the future perspectives for the sector both from a client and risk perspective – especially in a post corona scenario. Mads holds a MSc in Economics and an MBA in strategy.
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Mads Raahede
Partner, KPMG Denmark

Mads Raahede is a Partner in KPMG, leading the advisory services towards the Financial Services Sector. Mads has more than 20 years of experience working with the sector and has during his career been involved in many different projects including digital strategy, sourcing, transformation of banking services and financial crime projects – both in Denmark and in the Nordics. He has a great interest in the future perspectives for the sector both from a client and risk perspective – especially in a post corona scenario. Mads holds a MSc in Economics and an MBA in strategy.

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Massimo Buonomo

Global Expert, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Massimo is a highly regarded professional in the blockchain field and solves business problems using a lateral thinking approach. His current focus is on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and blockchain solutions to address Covid 19 challenges. As to CBDCs, Massimo unveiled the huge disruptive potential of CBDCs  for the financial industry. at the webinar "A New Economic Order: What is the Post-COVID-19 Financial Paradigm?” June 4th 2020. As to blockchain solutions to address Covid 19 challenges, Massimo unveiled the cutting edge blockchain applications to Covid 19 problems for the webinar May 18th 2020 ISCEA -International Supply Chain Education Alliance. of USA .  After working in international financial markets for 20 years as Senior equity banki...
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Massimo Buonomo
Global Expert, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Massimo is a highly regarded professional in the blockchain field and solves business problems using a lateral thinking approach. His current focus is on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and blockchain solutions to address Covid 19 challenges. As to CBDCs, Massimo unveiled the huge disruptive potential of CBDCs  for the financial industry. at the webinar "A New Economic Order: What is the Post-COVID-19 Financial Paradigm?” June 4th 2020. As to blockchain solutions to address Covid 19 challenges, Massimo unveiled the cutting edge blockchain applications to Covid 19 problems for the webinar May 18th 2020 ISCEA -International Supply Chain Education Alliance. of USA . 

After working in international financial markets for 20 years as Senior equity banking analyst, Massimo worked  as a university professor of fintech and international finance in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Turin Italy and Wuhan China. Massimo lived in Europe, China, USA, South America and is fluent in Italian, English and Portuguese. 
 

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Jordan Rosenfeld

Global Chief Compliance Officer, Mercer

Jordan Rosenfeld is the Global Chief Compliance Officer for Mercer, a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). Jordan is responsible for overseeing, developing and enhancing Mercer’s compliance policies and procedures, risk frameworks and monitoring program.  Jordan sits on MMC’s Legal, Compliance & Public Affairs Department and Mercer’s Legal & Compliance Senior Leadership Teams. Previously, Jordan was Mercer’s Senior Litigation Counsel for the United States, Canada and Latin America and Chief Litigation Counsel for Oliver Wyman Group, another MMC business.  In those roles, Jordan represented the Company in litigation-related matters, including lawsuits, subpoenas, government inquiries and investigations. Prior to joining Mercer in...
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Jordan Rosenfeld
Global Chief Compliance Officer, Mercer

Jordan Rosenfeld is the Global Chief Compliance Officer for Mercer, a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). Jordan is responsible for overseeing, developing and enhancing Mercer’s compliance policies and procedures, risk frameworks and monitoring program.  Jordan sits on MMC’s Legal, Compliance & Public Affairs Department and Mercer’s Legal & Compliance Senior Leadership Teams.

Previously, Jordan was Mercer’s Senior Litigation Counsel for the United States, Canada and Latin America and Chief Litigation Counsel for Oliver Wyman Group, another MMC business.  In those roles, Jordan represented the Company in litigation-related matters, including lawsuits, subpoenas, government inquiries and investigations.

Prior to joining Mercer in 2008, Jordan worked in the litigation department of Mayer Brown LLP.  Jordan holds a B.A. in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.

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Tammy Wilson

Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority

Tammy Wilson currently serves as Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. In her current position, Ms. Wilson oversees a $26 billion debt portfolio and $10 billion of investments. Prior to her role as Treasurer, Ms. Wilson served as TVA’s vice president, financial strategy and corporate development, where she was responsible for TVA’s corporate and business development, improving processes to reduce capital spend across the company, and ensuring TVA had the needed financial flexibility to execute its long-term strategy a...
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Tammy Wilson
Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority

Tammy Wilson currently serves as Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. In her current position, Ms. Wilson oversees a $26 billion debt portfolio and $10 billion of investments. Prior to her role as Treasurer, Ms. Wilson served as TVA’s vice president, financial strategy and corporate development, where she was responsible for TVA’s corporate and business development, improving processes to reduce capital spend across the company, and ensuring TVA had the needed financial flexibility to execute its long-term strategy and vision. Prior to that, she served as vice president, financial planning and analysis, responsible for establishing TVA’s key measures for business strategies and incorporating $25 billion of spending into its short and long-term financial plan. Ms. Wilson also served as the vice president, retirement services, responsible for managing a retirement system portfolio with assets in excess of $8 billion and annual benefit payments to nearly 23,000 retirees totaling $700 million annually. She was also senior advisor to TVA’s Chief Financial Officer, where she was responsible for providing advice on all aspects of TVA’s financial operations. Ms. Wilson is a highly accomplished executive with 29 years of experience in such areas as management, finance and accounting, risk management, strategy and planning, corporate development, investments, board policy, audit, and regulatory matters. Ms. Wilson currently serves on TVA’s Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Board that manages the funds for the eventual removal from service and cleanup of TVA’s nuclear facilities. She is also a Director on TVA’s Retirement System Board. In addition, she previously served on advisory boards with Abbott Capital Private Equity Funds and HarbourVest Partners. Ms. Wilson serves on the Energy Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Ms. Wilson serves on the boards of the United Way and the Tennessee Theatre which is the state theatre of Tennessee. Ms. Wilson holds an M.S. in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Kentucky. 

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Olga Pontes

Chief Compliance Officer, Odebrecht S.A.

Olga has over 20 years of working experience in compliance, corporate governance, risk management and internal audit matters, built on international projects working for EY Brazil, EY London and Braskem, prior serving as Odebrecht´s CCO. In April 2016, when Odebrecht announced that it would collaborate with the authorities and it would begin a transformation process, she accepted the position of CCO for Odebrecht S.A , the Holding Company of the group, reporting directly to board of director's members with the challenge of setting the group’s Compliance program, leads its implementation, and also for  overseeing the implementation of the compliance commitments set out in leniency agreements signed with authorities. Olga holds MBA in Corporate Governance, by F...
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Olga Pontes
Chief Compliance Officer, Odebrecht S.A.

Olga has over 20 years of working experience in compliance, corporate governance, risk management and internal audit matters, built on international projects working for EY Brazil, EY London and Braskem, prior serving as Odebrecht´s CCO.

In April 2016, when Odebrecht announced that it would collaborate with the authorities and it would begin a transformation process, she accepted the position of CCO for Odebrecht S.A , the Holding Company of the group, reporting directly to board of director's members with the challenge of setting the group’s Compliance program, leads its implementation, and also for  overseeing the implementation of the compliance commitments set out in leniency agreements signed with authorities.

Olga holds MBA in Corporate Governance, by FIPECAFI / FEA, MBA in Business Management, by FGV, specialization in Global Leadership by FDC; she also holds a degree in Data Processing, by Rui Barbosa, and attended Civil Engineering at UFBA.

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Andreas Diggelmann

CTO and Managing Director for India, MetricStream

Andy Diggelmann serves as CTO and Managing Director for India at MetricStream. He is responsible for products, engineering, and consulting. He has played a critical role in driving continued product innovation as well as enabling customers to accelerate their adoption of the MetricStream M7 Platform and Applications Cloud.  Previously, Andy served at SAS Institute, from 1994-2000 in Switzerland, and from 2000-2018 in Cary, NC in various roles. In his most recent role, as VP Planning, Operations and Strategy, he had accountability for planning, operations and strategy across all R&D divisions of SAS. He was also officially designated the second in command to the CTO and Head of R&D, where his responsibilities included overseeing corporate development and ...
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Andreas Diggelmann
CTO and Managing Director for India, MetricStream

Andy Diggelmann serves as CTO and Managing Director for India at MetricStream. He is responsible for products, engineering, and consulting. He has played a critical role in driving continued product innovation as well as enabling customers to accelerate their adoption of the MetricStream M7 Platform and Applications Cloud. 

Previously, Andy served at SAS Institute, from 1994-2000 in Switzerland, and from 2000-2018 in Cary, NC in various roles. In his most recent role, as VP Planning, Operations and Strategy, he had accountability for planning, operations and strategy across all R&D divisions of SAS. He was also officially designated the second in command to the CTO and Head of R&D, where his responsibilities included overseeing corporate development and planning, performance testing and data architecture, usability, release engineering and deployment, the R&D Data Center, project management, and the R&D centers in India and China. 

His focus areas have been to continue to mature R&D processes, stabilize infrastructure, take corrective action when needed, and continue to evolve a strategic customer engagement program for R&D.

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Heidi Mosbek

Head of Group Compliance Strategy & Enablement, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Heidi Mosbek is an experienced international leader within the financial sector having held positions in both legal, audit and compliance and at regulators. Today Heidi is heading Group Compliance Strategy & Enablement at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. Her role is to develop and execute the Group Compliance strategic direction and she as well holds the responsibility for the global compliance operation. Prior to her current role at Zurich Insurance, Heidi was developing and leading the Group Audit centre of excellence function at Assicurazioni Generali.  Before that Heidi was heading the Scandinavian Compliance Function in RSA (Codan/Trygg-Hansa). Heidi is a lawyer of background and passed the CBS Non-Executive Board Exam. Due to her broad background Heidi po...
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Heidi Mosbek
Head of Group Compliance Strategy & Enablement, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Heidi Mosbek is an experienced international leader within the financial sector having held positions in both legal, audit and compliance and at regulators. Today Heidi is heading Group Compliance Strategy & Enablement at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. Her role is to develop and execute the Group Compliance strategic direction and she as well holds the responsibility for the global compliance operation.

Prior to her current role at Zurich Insurance, Heidi was developing and leading the Group Audit centre of excellence function at Assicurazioni Generali.  Before that Heidi was heading the Scandinavian Compliance Function in RSA (Codan/Trygg-Hansa). Heidi is a lawyer of background and passed the CBS Non-Executive Board Exam.

Due to her broad background Heidi possess significant knowledge of the financial sector both from a regulatory, risk/control and business perspective. Heidi aims at delivering strong, supportive business oriented approach without jeopardising professional objectivity and key independency in her roles. During the years in the financial industry Heidi has been a member of Tradebody committees both in the investment field and the insurance area.

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Pedro de Sousa Avelino

Chief Technology and Operations Officer, NN Group

Pedro is the Chief Technology and Operations Officer is responsible of both IT and the Operational Excellence of NN Hungary, empowering organizations to bring disrupt innovation in the Central European insurance markets. By reshaping outdated operating models that combines both IT and Operations, he manages to drive organizations to cascade a digital-first delivery mindset to local markets and bring customer and employee experience at the core of daily activities. Before joining NN (Nationale-Nederlanden) Insurance International, Pedro worked for more than 10 years in the Telecommunications industry in several roles providing state of the art services for the top Mobile Network Operators throughout the world and this experience in an industry that has an unparallel p...
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Pedro de Sousa Avelino
Chief Technology and Operations Officer, NN Group

Pedro is the Chief Technology and Operations Officer is responsible of both IT and the Operational Excellence of NN Hungary, empowering organizations to bring disrupt innovation in the Central European insurance markets.

By reshaping outdated operating models that combines both IT and Operations, he manages to drive organizations to cascade a digital-first delivery mindset to local markets and bring customer and employee experience at the core of daily activities.

Before joining NN (Nationale-Nederlanden) Insurance International, Pedro worked for more than 10 years in the Telecommunications industry in several roles providing state of the art services for the top Mobile Network Operators throughout the world and this experience in an industry that has an unparallel pace such as Telecom, allows him to enable Banks and Insurers with ideas, and execution strategies, that pave their way through their digital transformation journeys while being successful at it.

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Nico van der Merwe

Executive Officer - Enterprise Risk Management, Capricorn Group Limited

Nico van der Merwe is the Executive Officer for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at Capricorn Group in Windhoek, Namibia. He is responsible for the Group’s overall ERM strategy and operating model as well as for the governance, company secretary, compliance, anti-money laundering, ethics and financial risk management functions. As a risk management professional, and with more than 20 years’ experience, Nico is known for driving risk culture, sustainability and ethics and maximising operational excellence through technology. Prior to working for the Capricorn Group, he held the position of Head of Operational Risk & Governance at Absa and Barclays (Africa Division) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before his career in Risk Management, Nico has worked as candidate attorney...
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Nico van der Merwe
Executive Officer - Enterprise Risk Management, Capricorn Group Limited

Nico van der Merwe is the Executive Officer for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at Capricorn Group in Windhoek, Namibia. He is responsible for the Group’s overall ERM strategy and operating model as well as for the governance, company secretary, compliance, anti-money laundering, ethics and financial risk management functions.

As a risk management professional, and with more than 20 years’ experience, Nico is known for driving risk culture, sustainability and ethics and maximising operational excellence through technology. Prior to working for the Capricorn Group, he held the position of Head of Operational Risk & Governance at Absa and Barclays (Africa Division) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before his career in Risk Management, Nico has worked as candidate attorney, data engineer and warehouse developer and software project manager.

Nico is known for his keen sense of holistic and systemic thinking across several disciplines and has proven skills to put ideas into practice. He is passionate about continuous adaptation to a changing world and leading the creation of enterprise- wide capabilities from ideation to deployment. Nico believes that success is achieved through purpose driven and diverse teams that effectively leverage multiple perspectives and skills to sustainably create value.

He holds an MBA Cum Laude in Finance and a BCom Law both from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Nico serves on multiple board committees within the Capricorn Group.

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Marisa Melliou

Group Audit Director, OPAP

Marisa is leading the internal audit and assurance activities of OPAP Group and is a member of the Group Information Security Committee. She has been working with audit teams in governance benchmarking, risk management, data science and analytics, robotics process automation, and cybersecurity before turning her focus to the global blockchain community and crypto-asset space. Previously, she worked as Chief Internal Auditor at the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, as Associate Group Audit Director at the National Bank of Greece (NBG)  and as Enterprise Risk & Assurance Services Senior Manager at Deloitte. She is a member of the Global Board Ready Women club and has served as a Board member of the Athens Chapter of ISACA, as a member of Hellenic Corporate Governance Counci...
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Marisa Melliou
Group Audit Director, OPAP

Marisa is leading the internal audit and assurance activities of OPAP Group and is a member of the Group Information Security Committee. She has been working with audit teams in governance benchmarking, risk management, data science and analytics, robotics process automation, and cybersecurity before turning her focus to the global blockchain community and crypto-asset space. Previously, she worked as Chief Internal Auditor at the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, as Associate Group Audit Director at the National Bank of Greece (NBG)  and as Enterprise Risk & Assurance Services Senior Manager at Deloitte. She is a member of the Global Board Ready Women club and has served as a Board member of the Athens Chapter of ISACA, as a member of Hellenic Corporate Governance Council working team that revised the governance code for the Listed Companies in the Athens Stock Exchange, and as a member of ENISA Cyber insurance policy working team. Marisa occasionally gives lectures at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Athens University of Economics and Business, The American College of Greece, as well as at the Central Bank of Greece and the Central Bank of Egypt, while she is often invited as a speaker at professional conferences and international summit meetings. She holds a postgraduate studies certificate on Blockchain Strategy (Oxford University, Said Business School), an MSc in Information Management (University of Sheffield, UK) a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Deree - The American College of Greece) and several professional certifications (ISO 27001 LA, CIA, CISA, CCO, CAML, CRMA).

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Daniel Dobrygowski

Head of Corporate Governance and Trust, World Economic Forum

Daniel Dobrygowski is the Head of Governance and Policy for the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity, where he advises on strategy, law, and policy around cybersecurity issues. His research areas include privacy, election security, intellectual property, competition law, digital trust, and governance of new and emerging technologies. He previously practiced law in SF and DC, counselling clients on antitrust/competition, consumer protection and privacy matters in regulatory proceedings, investigations, and litigation.  Dobrygowski holds an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) where he was an Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and a BA from the Johns Hopkins...
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Daniel Dobrygowski
Head of Corporate Governance and Trust, World Economic Forum

Daniel Dobrygowski is the Head of Governance and Policy for the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity, where he advises on strategy, law, and policy around cybersecurity issues. His research areas include privacy, election security, intellectual property, competition law, digital trust, and governance of new and emerging technologies. He previously practiced law in SF and DC, counselling clients on antitrust/competition, consumer protection and privacy matters in regulatory proceedings, investigations, and litigation.  Dobrygowski holds an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) where he was an Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and a BA from the Johns Hopkins University. He began his career teaching high school English with Teach for America.

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Michael Rasmussen

Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20

Mr. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, he helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the 'Father of GRC' - being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester. He has contributed to U.S. Congressional reports and committees, and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the OCEG and chairs the OCEG Technology Council, OCEG Policy Management Group,...
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Michael Rasmussen
Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20

Mr. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, he helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the 'Father of GRC' - being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester.

He has contributed to U.S. Congressional reports and committees, and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the OCEG and chairs the OCEG Technology Council, OCEG Policy Management Group, and the OCEG GRC Architect Group.

He is quoted extensively in the press and is respected for his commentary on broadcast news channels. He is an Honorary Life Member in The Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management and GRC. In June 2007, Treasury & Risk recognized he as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades noting his work in 'Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation' and as a 'Rising Star in Rocky Times: Corporate America's Outstanding Executives.' 

Prior to founding GRC 20/20 Research, he was a Vice-President and 'Top Analyst' at Forrester Research, Inc. Before Forrester, he led the risk/compliance consulting practice at a professional services firm, and prior to that has specific experience managing compliance and risk within commercial organizations. 

His educational experience consists of a Juris Doctorate in law and a Bachelor of Science in Business. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a research focus in ethics and church history. He is a GRCP (GRC Professional), CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethic Professional), and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). OCEG has recognized him as an OCEG Fellow for his contributions and advancement of GRC practices around the world.

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Charles Pare

Head Compliance Advisory, Unisys

Charles is Head Compliance Advisory at Unisys. Prior to joining Unisys, Charles served for the past five years as Head of Ethics & Compliance EU-West at Philip Morris International, supporting colleagues in various markets, factories, and shared-service-centres with the transformation of the Company and the launch of new modified-risk-products. Before that, he held various positions in Ethics & Compliance with global responsibility for risk management, deployment of new technical solutions for case management and speaking-up programs, and in Corporate Audit for risk management and global functions. His previous professional experience was gained with Caddie SA in China and Portugal, as well as at Deloitte, Mazars, and boutique forensic and trading firms, working initially in for...
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Charles Pare
Head Compliance Advisory, Unisys

Charles is Head Compliance Advisory at Unisys. Prior to joining Unisys, Charles served for the past five years as Head of Ethics & Compliance EU-West at Philip Morris International, supporting colleagues in various markets, factories, and shared-service-centres with the transformation of the Company and the launch of new modified-risk-products. Before that, he held various positions in Ethics & Compliance with global responsibility for risk management, deployment of new technical solutions for case management and speaking-up programs, and in Corporate Audit for risk management and global functions. His previous professional experience was gained with Caddie SA in China and Portugal, as well as at Deloitte, Mazars, and boutique forensic and trading firms, working initially in forensic and later in financial, operational, and risk audit & due diligence across various industries.

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Anastassia Lauterbach

Technology Strategist and Professor - Artificial Intelligence and Data Ethics, Potsdam

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach is Technology Strategist and Professor for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Data Ethics in Potsdam. She is an international Non-Executive Director, serving on boards of public and private companies in the UK, Germany, Russia and USA. She currently serves on boards of easyJet PLC and Freight One, and on the advisory boards of Diligent Corporation, Salzburg Global Seminar and Aircision. She is former SVP Qualcomm and EVP T-Mobile, and former Non-Executive Director of Dun & Brandstreet, Censhare and Wirecard AG. She worked for global brands such as Munich Re, Daimler, and McKinsey. Anastassia published and co-authored “The Artificial Intelligence Imperative. A Practical Roadmap for Business”, “The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines” and...
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Anastassia Lauterbach
Technology Strategist and Professor - Artificial Intelligence and Data Ethics, Potsdam

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach is Technology Strategist and Professor for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Data Ethics in Potsdam. She is an international Non-Executive Director, serving on boards of public and private companies in the UK, Germany, Russia and USA. She currently serves on boards of easyJet PLC and Freight One, and on the advisory boards of Diligent Corporation, Salzburg Global Seminar and Aircision. She is former SVP Qualcomm and EVP T-Mobile, and former Non-Executive Director of Dun & Brandstreet, Censhare and Wirecard AG. She worked for global brands such as Munich Re, Daimler, and McKinsey. Anastassia published and co-authored “The Artificial Intelligence Imperative. A Practical Roadmap for Business”, “The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines” and “China im Blickpunkt des 21. Jahrhunderts”. Anastassia is a columnist and keynote-speaker. She is fluent in six languages and lives in Germany.

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Arun Kumar Sharma

President, Grovepike Associates

Arun Kumar Sharma is President of Grovepike Associates a financial advisory firm based in Washington DC. Grovepike Associates serves Global Corporations, Non-Profits, Multilateral Organizations, and Government Agencies in areas such as sustainable finance, impact investing, blended finance, digital payments, infrastructure finance, capital markets, and securitization.   Mr. Sharma was formerly Chief Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation where he led a range of strategic projects and initiatives across emerging markets. He originated and structured IFC’s first investment in a Green Bond and led the creation of the first private sector climate finance company in emerging markets. Mr. Sharma specializes in the application of advanced financi...
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Arun Kumar Sharma
President, Grovepike Associates

Arun Kumar Sharma is President of Grovepike Associates a financial advisory firm based in Washington DC. Grovepike Associates serves Global Corporations, Non-Profits, Multilateral Organizations, and Government Agencies in areas such as sustainable finance, impact investing, blended finance, digital payments, infrastructure finance, capital markets, and securitization.

 

Mr. Sharma was formerly Chief Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation where he led a range of strategic projects and initiatives across emerging markets. He originated and structured IFC’s first investment in a Green Bond and led the creation of the first private sector climate finance company in emerging markets. Mr. Sharma specializes in the application of advanced financing techniques for supporting the mobilization of private capital for urgent global priorities such as climate change, financial inclusion, and access to essential infrastructure services for the underserved.

 

Mr. Sharma also serves on the Governing council of Yes Foundation, a leading non-profit organization driving transformative change in India through the creative use of social media and is on the Board of Grass Roots Trading Network for Women, an Indian nonprofit organization linking women micro-entrepreneurs to renewable energy markets on fair and equitable terms. He also is advising global clients on sustainable finance strategies focused on renewable energy, clean transportation, and green housing, including on the use of Blended Finance Solutions to support a range of climate-friendly projects.

 

Mr. Sharma is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of International Finance, a Non-resident fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and an Advisor to the US India Strategic Partnership Forum.

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Charles Forde

Group Head - Operational Risk, Allied Irish Banks, plc.

Charles is currently the Group Head of Operational Risk at Allied Irish Banks. Previously, Charles was with UBS and held a number of roles including Head of Shared Services Operational Risk for the Global Investment Bank and UBS UK, Group Head of Third Party Risk, and COO for Data, Operations & Technology and the Client Data Confidentiality programme.Prior to joining UBS, he was COO for Fixed Income Technology at Barclays Capital.He has previously held roles managing risk, operations and technology for Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Ernst & Young.Charles began his career at the United Nations managing satellite communications and operations projects to support military peace-keeping operations and humanitarian relief programmes.
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Charles Forde
Group Head - Operational Risk, Allied Irish Banks, plc.

Charles is currently the Group Head of Operational Risk at Allied Irish Banks. Previously, Charles was with UBS and held a number of roles including Head of Shared Services Operational Risk for the Global Investment Bank and UBS UK, Group Head of Third Party Risk, and COO for Data, Operations & Technology and the Client Data Confidentiality programme.Prior to joining UBS, he was COO for Fixed Income Technology at Barclays Capital.He has previously held roles managing risk, operations and technology for Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Ernst & Young.Charles began his career at the United Nations managing satellite communications and operations projects to support military peace-keeping operations and humanitarian relief programmes.

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Jane Harper

Sr. Director - Information Security Risk and Business Engagement, Eli Lilly and Co

Jane Harper is the Sr. Director of Information Security Risk and Business Engagement for Eli Lilly and Company.  Jane has over 18 years of Risk, Compliance, Audit and Security experience.  Throughout her career she has established and supported, security, compliance, audit and risk functions for various types and sizes of organizations.   Jane has a diverse experience managing risk and implementing controls unique to heavily regulated industries like insurance, healthcare and financial services. Jane’s career includes developing the strategy, designing the solution, implementing and maintaining various risk, compliance, audit and security programs and practices domestically and internationally. Jane is not only accomplished but also celebrated a...
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Jane Harper
Sr. Director - Information Security Risk and Business Engagement, Eli Lilly and Co

Jane Harper is the Sr. Director of Information Security Risk and Business Engagement for Eli Lilly and Company. 

Jane has over 18 years of Risk, Compliance, Audit and Security experience.  Throughout her career she has established and supported, security, compliance, audit and risk functions for various types and sizes of organizations.   Jane has a diverse experience managing risk and implementing controls unique to heavily regulated industries like insurance, healthcare and financial services. Jane’s career includes developing the strategy, designing the solution, implementing and maintaining various risk, compliance, audit and security programs and practices domestically and internationally.

Jane is not only accomplished but also celebrated as a highly regarded leader in her industry as demonstrated by her various certifications, designations and accolades such as her Notable Women in IT, Crain’s Detroit 40 under 40, Oakland County Elite 40 under 40, and Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence awards. 

Jane has published on a variety of governance topics around managing risk and has also been cited and interviewed by industry publications like Information Week and Detroit Crain’s Business.  She was one of the founding members of the Michigan Healthcare Cyber Security Council where also she co-chaired the third party risk committee.  She most recently was an active member of the HIMSS professional development and workforce committee.  Jane holds several designations and certifications including CRISC, CHC, CISA, ITIL, CRCMP, ISA, PCIP, CISSP and both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Thomas Asare

Comptroller and Director - Financial and Administrative Management, UNICEF

Mr Thomas Asare is a finance and development executive with over 25 years of experience leading and transforming financial and operations management globally, and working with multi-constituency governance structures, as well as engaging with governments and international organizations on key development strategies that aims at alleviating poverty and improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable population. Mr Asare joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2015 as the Comptroller and Director- Division of Financial and Administrative Management based at its headquarters in New York where he provides strategic leadership and effective management of the organisation’s global Financial Management, Risk management Administrative Services and Operational Ma...
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Thomas Asare
Comptroller and Director - Financial and Administrative Management, UNICEF

Mr Thomas Asare is a finance and development executive with over 25 years of experience leading and transforming financial and operations management globally, and working with multi-constituency governance structures, as well as engaging with governments and international organizations on key development strategies that aims at alleviating poverty and improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable population.

Mr Asare joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2015 as the Comptroller and Director- Division of Financial and Administrative Management based at its headquarters in New York where he provides strategic leadership and effective management of the organisation’s global Financial Management, Risk management Administrative Services and Operational Management.

Prior to UNICEF, he was the Director of Programming, Budgeting Finance and Accounting  of the AU Commission (AUC) and Financial Controller of the African Union (AU), where he led the adoption and implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), reformed Programme planning, Budgeting and Resource management and improved risk management regarding the AU Peace Support Operations and contributed to the development of the AU long-term strategic framework of Agenda 2063.

Earlier, he held positions in financial management, programme planning, and management advisory and assurance services at several international development organizations in Africa and Asia, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), while partnering with multilateral organizations such as the African Development Bank, European Union, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank as well as a host of bilateral donors. He had previously also served as an Assistant Auditor-General in the Office of the Auditor-General of Ghana.

He holds a Master of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Northampton and a Master of Science Degree in Audit and Consultancy from Birmingham City University, both in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), U.K  and has several other certifications and memberships including being an Associate Members of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) -U.K, Certified member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – U.K, Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)– U.K and Member, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He is also a Member of International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) and the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER)  with publications on public financial management.

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Komitas Stepanyan

CIO and Deputy Director - Corporate Services and Development, Central Bank of Armenia

Mr. Komitas Stepanyan is a CIO at the Central Bank of Armenia. More than 13 years he has been working in the Internal Audit department holding different positions (deputy chief audit executive, head of IT audit division). He joined to the CBA as an information security specialist, then become a senior administrator of information security responsible for implementation of ISO27001. Komitas also cooperates with the IMF and the World Bank as a short-term expert for cyber risk management, regulation and supervision and IT fraud examination. He conducted and led several Technical Assistance and capacity-building missions covering a diverse range of countries and topics, including cybersecurity risk management, cybersecurity regulation and supervision, IT fraud examination...
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Komitas Stepanyan
CIO and Deputy Director - Corporate Services and Development, Central Bank of Armenia

Mr. Komitas Stepanyan is a CIO at the Central Bank of Armenia. More than 13 years he has been working in the Internal Audit department holding different positions (deputy chief audit executive, head of IT audit division). He joined to the CBA as an information security specialist, then become a senior administrator of information security responsible for implementation of ISO27001.

Komitas also cooperates with the IMF and the World Bank as a short-term expert for cyber risk management, regulation and supervision and IT fraud examination. He conducted and led several Technical Assistance and capacity-building missions covering a diverse range of countries and topics, including cybersecurity risk management, cybersecurity regulation and supervision, IT fraud examination.

Komitas is a primary member of the Central Bank of Armenia at the Alliance of Financial Inclusion’s Digital Financial Services working group and currently chairing the Cybersecurity sub-group.

Komitas has almost 20 years of extensive experience in the internal audit, IT audit, information security and Information Technologies. In recent years, he was actively engaged in different programs and forums and was a speaker in many international events in Europe, Africa, and post-soviet countries.

He holds a PhD degree in applied physics and has three international certificates (CRISC, CRMA and Cobit). He is a graduate of a “Public Policy and Public Administration” Certificate Program at Tufts University — the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA).

Prior to joining the Central Bank of Armenia, he worked in a US based IT company in Armenia while working in his PhD theses. He is an author of more than 10 scientific articles published in Europe and the USA.

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Matthew Nobles

Chief Compliance Officer - Middle East, Africa and South Asia, GE Gas Power

Matthew Nobles is a trusted advisor and member of the executive management team driving business results through strategic development and implementation of ethics, compliance and risk management programs.  He is a transformational leader and problem solver with experience in managing through critical business changes and transitions.  He leverages his deep domain expertise in Finance, Internal Audit, Compliance and Project Management to organize and lead teams executing on key business objectives. Matthew is a highly regarded industry thought leader, speaker and mentor who values contributing to the ongoing development of industry peers and colleagues. Matthew has been with General Electric for more than 13 years and has a proven leadership track record, w...
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Matthew Nobles
Chief Compliance Officer - Middle East, Africa and South Asia, GE Gas Power

Matthew Nobles is a trusted advisor and member of the executive management team driving business results through strategic development and implementation of ethics, compliance and risk management programs.  He is a transformational leader and problem solver with experience in managing through critical business changes and transitions.  He leverages his deep domain expertise in Finance, Internal Audit, Compliance and Project Management to organize and lead teams executing on key business objectives.

Matthew is a highly regarded industry thought leader, speaker and mentor who values contributing to the ongoing development of industry peers and colleagues.

Matthew has been with General Electric for more than 13 years and has a proven leadership track record, working on four continents and across multiple industries.  He currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for GE Gas Power for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and is recognized as a vital business partner to the executive leadership.  Matthew uniquely pairs a sharp business acumen in finance and audit with a risk mitigation framework to deliver a forward-leaning compliance program that sets the standard in the industry and for the region. His demonstrated expertise includes developing and managing regulatory and governance frameworks, creating/implementing policies/procedures, innovating effective training methods, risk assessment and monitoring programs, commercial oversight, leading investigations, managing remote cross functional teams and building a strong corporate culture.

Matthew has lived in Dubai since 2011, when his first assignment was to develop and implement the anti-corruption framework for GE in the Middle East region.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Florida and is certified as a CMA, CIA, and CFE.  In his spare time, Matthew enjoys following the financial markets, reading and spending time with his wife and two young children.

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Christel Cao-Delebarre

Global Privacy Officer, CWT

Christel Cao-Delebarre, Global Privacy Officer at CWT, leader in Business Travel Management Christel heads up the Global Privacy Team based within the Legal function. She advises the business on data privacy and data/cyber security governance, risk, breach management and compliance issues at global and local level. Her work focuses on driving the strategic implementation of CWT’s global privacy and security program, embedding strong privacy and security corporate cultures and delivering robust accountability frameworks to support CWT’s digital transformation and business innovation. Prior to CWT, Christel held leadership positions in international tech companies and law firms. Christel has been practising data privacy and data/cyber security across multiple jurisdictions f...
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Christel Cao-Delebarre
Global Privacy Officer, CWT

Christel Cao-Delebarre, Global Privacy Officer at CWT, leader in Business Travel Management

Christel heads up the Global Privacy Team based within the Legal function. She advises the business on data privacy and data/cyber security governance, risk, breach management and compliance issues at global and local level. Her work focuses on driving the strategic implementation of CWT’s global privacy and security program, embedding strong privacy and security corporate cultures and delivering robust accountability frameworks to support CWT’s digital transformation and business innovation. Prior to CWT, Christel held leadership positions in international tech companies and law firms. Christel has been practising data privacy and data/cyber security across multiple jurisdictions for 20 years and is a dual-qualified English and French lawyer.

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Ranbir Singh

Head - Cross Border Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank


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Ranbir Singh
Head - Cross Border Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank

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Beate Born

Head - Strategic Projects, UBS

Beate (van Loo-) Born is currently Head of Strategic Projects at UBS Wealth Management in Zürich. She runs global regulatory initiatives (e.g. MiFIDII implementation), large platform projects and ad hoc responses to geopolitical events (e.g. Brexit). With 17 years of experience in operational risk, change and regulatory management in financial services in Europe, Asia and Australia she recently set a professional and academic focus on sustainability and data in banking. Beate is a member of the EDM council’s ESG Committee and active within the Women in Data network, she is frequently appears as a guest speaker at industry conferences. Most recent papers include ‘Regulatory Equivalence’, Client Advisor Barriers to Sustainable Investing’ and ‘Operational Risk Manageme...
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Beate Born
Head - Strategic Projects, UBS

Beate (van Loo-) Born is currently Head of Strategic Projects at UBS Wealth Management in Zürich. She runs global regulatory initiatives (e.g. MiFIDII implementation), large platform projects and ad hoc responses to geopolitical events (e.g. Brexit). With 17 years of experience in operational risk, change and regulatory management in financial services in Europe, Asia and Australia she recently set a professional and academic focus on sustainability and data in banking.

Beate is a member of the EDM council’s ESG Committee and active within the Women in Data network, she is frequently appears as a guest speaker at industry conferences. Most recent papers include ‘Regulatory Equivalence’, Client Advisor Barriers to Sustainable Investing’ and ‘Operational Risk Management during the Covid-19 Crisis’.

Beate has completed Master’s degrees at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Clark University Business School of Management in Massachusetts as well as an Executive.

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Jamie Thompson

Partner, UK Powered Risk Lead KPMG LLP

Jamie is a Partner in KPMG’s risk transformation team and leads the UK GRC technology practice. Jamie’s GRC team delivers end to end business transformations covering visioning, business case, operating model, processes & data, tool selection, business change and technology enablement using MetricStream. Jamie has over 20 years of risk, audit and advisory experience with KPMG covering GRC technology, risk management, business process controls, compliance, IT internal audit, independent programme assurance and external audit.
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Jamie Thompson
Partner, UK Powered Risk Lead KPMG LLP

Jamie is a Partner in KPMG’s risk transformation team and leads the UK GRC technology practice. Jamie’s GRC team delivers end to end business transformations covering visioning, business case, operating model, processes & data, tool selection, business change and technology enablement using MetricStream. Jamie has over 20 years of risk, audit and advisory experience with KPMG covering GRC technology, risk management, business process controls, compliance, IT internal audit, independent programme assurance and external audit.

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Doraliz E. Ortiz

Group Head - Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Emirates National Oil Company Ltd.

Doraliz E. Ortiz is currently the Head of Legal & Regulatory Compliance for the Emirates National Oil Company Ltd. (“ENOC”) Group.   Doraliz is from Puerto Rico and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.  Her prior work experience includes working as Sr. Counsel in Compliance for Amazon in the MENA region, and as a litigation and government attorney in the United States.  ENOC is a full spectrum oil & gas conglomerate owned by the Government of Dubai, with business activities in over 60 countries. 
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Doraliz E. Ortiz
Group Head - Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Emirates National Oil Company Ltd.

Doraliz E. Ortiz is currently the Head of Legal & Regulatory Compliance for the Emirates National Oil Company Ltd. (“ENOC”) Group.   Doraliz is from Puerto Rico and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.  Her prior work experience includes working as Sr. Counsel in Compliance for Amazon in the MENA region, and as a litigation and government attorney in the United States.  ENOC is a full spectrum oil & gas conglomerate owned by the Government of Dubai, with business activities in over 60 countries. 

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Somkant Mishra

GRC Solution Architect, Interxion


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Somkant Mishra
GRC Solution Architect, Interxion

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Martin Espinosa

Chief Audit Executive, Juniper Networks

Martin is the VP of Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive (CAE).  at Juniper Networks.  He has been working in the Internal Audit and compliance fields for over 20 years.  Prior to joining Juniper, Martin has been Chief Audit Executive (CAE) at multiple technology companies such as Symantec, Polycom, Electronic Arts and Avago (now Broadcom).  He has also worked in finance operations prior to his internal audit roles and served as Chief Compliance Officer for Polycom.  Other companies he has worked for include Sun Microsystems and Yahoo!!  Prior to moving over to technology, he spent time in banking operations and fraud management.   He earned his BA in economics from University of Dallas and his MBA from University of Colorado. 
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Martin Espinosa
Chief Audit Executive, Juniper Networks

Martin is the VP of Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive (CAE).  at Juniper Networks.  He has been working in the Internal Audit and compliance fields for over 20 years.  Prior to joining Juniper, Martin has been Chief Audit Executive (CAE) at multiple technology companies such as Symantec, Polycom, Electronic Arts and Avago (now Broadcom).  He has also worked in finance operations prior to his internal audit roles and served as Chief Compliance Officer for Polycom.  Other companies he has worked for include Sun Microsystems and Yahoo!!  Prior to moving over to technology, he spent time in banking operations and fraud management.   He earned his BA in economics from University of Dallas and his MBA from University of Colorado. 

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Ivan Martinez

Chief Audit Executive, Banco Santander

He has over 16 years’ internal audit experience in financial services. Ivan currently leads the Internal Audit team at the Banco Santander London Branch, the main Corporate and Investment Banking Santander franchise in the UK. He is responsible of defining the assurance plans over all relevant risks (Market, Credit, IT, Cyber, Financial Crime, or Operational) faced by this organisation. Before that he held some senior positions in Wealth management in Spain. These roles have provided a deep understanding on the management of multiple risk disciplines, such as market risk, credit, financial crime, operational, reputational, regulatory, information and cyber security. Ivan holds a Master degree in Finance and Banking, is a member of the Head of Audit committee of the Association of Fore...
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Ivan Martinez
Chief Audit Executive, Banco Santander

He has over 16 years’ internal audit experience in financial services. Ivan currently leads the Internal Audit team at the Banco Santander London Branch, the main Corporate and Investment Banking Santander franchise in the UK. He is responsible of defining the assurance plans over all relevant risks (Market, Credit, IT, Cyber, Financial Crime, or Operational) faced by this organisation. Before that he held some senior positions in Wealth management in Spain. These roles have provided a deep understanding on the management of multiple risk disciplines, such as market risk, credit, financial crime, operational, reputational, regulatory, information and cyber security. Ivan holds a Master degree in Finance and Banking, is a member of the Head of Audit committee of the Association of Foreign Banks and is an enthusiastic of new technologies and how to implement them in the day to day of the organisations.

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Sven Hirsekorn

Chief Audit Executive, HHLA Hamburger Hafen and Logistik AG


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Sven Hirsekorn
Chief Audit Executive, HHLA Hamburger Hafen and Logistik AG

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Raj Kuppusamy

Group Compliance Officer, Sapura Energy


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Raj Kuppusamy
Group Compliance Officer, Sapura Energy

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Hans Jorgen Andresen

Partner and Head of Financial Risk Management, KPMG Denmark


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Hans Jorgen Andresen
Partner and Head of Financial Risk Management, KPMG Denmark

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Rajal Vaidya

Chief Risk Officer - Corporate and Investment Bank and Absa Regional Operations, Absa Bank Ltd.

As  Chief Risk Officer CIB,  Rajal  is  responsible  for  the  consolidated  Risk  profile  of  the Group  for  the Corporate  &  Investment  Bank  across  South  Africa,  the  African continent,  and International Operations. In his role as Chief Risk Officer for Absa Regional Operations, he is responsible for 11 banking operations in 10 countries in Africa covering CIB and Retail & Business Bank. Rajal’s responsibilities cover Credit Risk, Market Risk, Operational Risk and Treasury Risk for all business areas and segments. As a member of CIB Exco and ARO Exco, he is accountable for alignment to the Absa Group risk appetite, polici...
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Rajal Vaidya
Chief Risk Officer - Corporate and Investment Bank and Absa Regional Operations, Absa Bank Ltd.

As  Chief Risk Officer CIB,  Rajal  is  responsible  for  the  consolidated  Risk  profile  of  the Group  for  the Corporate  &  Investment  Bank  across  South  Africa,  the  African continent,  and International Operations.

In his role as Chief Risk Officer for Absa Regional Operations, he is responsible for 11 banking operations in 10 countries in Africa covering CIB and Retail & Business Bank.

Rajal’s responsibilities cover Credit Risk, Market Risk, Operational Risk and Treasury Risk for all business areas and segments.

As a member of CIB Exco and ARO Exco, he is accountable for alignment to the Absa Group risk appetite, policies and risk strategy, whilst enabling balanced growth and delivery on the RBB and CIB business strategies. In his capacity as a member of the Absa Group Risk Exco, he plays a leadership role in the development of Risk infrastructure, people and intellectual capital within the Risk organization.

Prior to taking on the CRO role in March 2016, Rajal was the Head of Consumer Banking for Barclays Africa (now Absa Regional Operations) covering 12 countries, in which capacity he led the design and execution of the Consumer Bank strategy, with overall business responsibility for balance sheet and P&L growth, Product development, Credit, Digital Strategy and Channels, and Sales and Distribution.

He has over 29 years of international experience, spanning multiple geographies covering Asia, the Middle East, and Africa in business and risk roles. Prior to joining Barclays and Absa, Rajal worked for 17 years with Citibank, where his last role was as Citigroup Senior Credit Officer and Chief Risk Officer for Citifinancial India.

Rajal has a BA Honours degree in Economics from Delhi University and a Master’s degree in Management Studies from the SPJIMR, Mumbai. He is married to Roopa and they have a daughter Nainika.

 

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Thomas Berngruber

Director - Head of Data Analytics and Development, Jyske Bank


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Thomas Berngruber
Director - Head of Data Analytics and Development, Jyske Bank

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Nicholas Crapp

Chief Audit Executive, NatWest Group

Nicholas became the Chief Audit Executive of the Group in 2012. Prior to joining he was the International Director of Audit at Goldman Sachs, a post he held since 2008. Nicholas joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 1993 in Product Control; between 1998 and 2008 Nicholas held a variety of financial and control roles in Europe and Asia. He was appointed Directeur Générale of a French bank from its acquisition to operational closure; subsequently he was appointed Asian Controller before becoming the Head of the Operations, Finance and Services Divisions with responsibility for all of Asia. In 2006 he joined the Executive Office in London where he was responsible for the firm’s implementation of MiFID and the Operational Risk function in EMEA. Nicholas started his car...
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Nicholas Crapp
Chief Audit Executive, NatWest Group

Nicholas became the Chief Audit Executive of the Group in 2012. Prior to joining he was the International Director of Audit at Goldman Sachs, a post he held since 2008.

Nicholas joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 1993 in Product Control; between 1998 and 2008 Nicholas held a variety of financial and control roles in Europe and Asia. He was appointed Directeur Générale of a French bank from its acquisition to operational closure; subsequently he was appointed Asian Controller before becoming the Head of the Operations, Finance and Services Divisions with responsibility for all of Asia. In 2006 he joined the Executive Office in London where he was responsible for the firm’s implementation of MiFID and the Operational Risk function in EMEA.

Nicholas started his career with Cooper & Lybrand in London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988, subsequently moving to New York in 1992.

Nicholas is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion and is the Executive sponsor for LGBT inclusion. Nicholas is also a member of the Learning and Professional Development Committee of the ICAEW.

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Enric Llaudet

Europe Digital Risk Leader, Schneider Electric


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Enric Llaudet
Europe Digital Risk Leader, Schneider Electric

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Alan Gallo

Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, American Express

Alan Gallo is a well-reputed executive with deep experience spanning Finance, Strategy, Business Transformation, M&A and the payments industry. During his 30+ years at American Express, Alan has come to be considered an outstanding and inspirational leader, having led global teams of up to 2,000 employees. Alan currently serves as the Chief Audit Executive and head of the Internal Audit Group, providing strategic leadership on internal and external audit, compliance, and risk matters. Alan reports functionally to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, and administratively to Steve Squeri, Chairman and CEO. Alan is also a member of American Express’ Executive Committee, which consists of senior leadership responsible for developing the Company's s...
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Alan Gallo
Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, American Express

Alan Gallo is a well-reputed executive with deep experience spanning Finance, Strategy, Business Transformation, M&A and the payments industry. During his 30+ years at American Express, Alan has come to be considered an outstanding and inspirational leader, having led global teams of up to 2,000 employees. Alan currently serves as the Chief Audit Executive and head of the Internal Audit Group, providing strategic leadership on internal and external audit, compliance, and risk matters. Alan reports functionally to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, and administratively to Steve Squeri, Chairman and CEO. Alan is also a member of American Express’ Executive Committee, which consists of senior leadership responsible for developing the Company's strategic direction.

Previously, Alan led Global Business Services, where he oversaw procurement and supplier management, real estate and workplace experience, training for customer service representatives, as well as sales support and insights. Leading these teams provided Alan direct experience in using intelligent automation (e.g., AI, robotics, etc.) to improve efficiency and customer service. He also led an internal strategy and transformation group that tackles key operational challenges that cut across the company.

Alan has also held a variety of senior positions in Finance, serving as a divisional CFO for the Company’s consumer and commercial payment businesses, prepaid and digital wallet groups, operating functions like technology and customer service, travel services and international banking. He also served as the head of Corporate Planning where he led the company’s business planning process.

Alan is passionate about supporting the community and serves on the boards of Brooklyn Community Services and The League Education and Treatment Center, both of which are Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations. He also serves on the New York Leadership Council of the Nature Conservancy.

Alan holds a BS and a MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). He currently serves as Chair of the Alumni Council for NYU Stern, and previously served as the Council’s Development Committee Chair. In 2010, he was awarded the Stern School of Business Distinguished Beta Gamma Sigma Alumnus from NYU. Alan resides in Brooklyn with his wife and children and is an avid runner.

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Boris Khazin

Global Head of GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Services, EPAM

Boris Khazin has over 20 years of experience in Risk Strategy, Compliance, Governance, Process Improvement, Management, and Leadership with top global banks, investment firms and insurance. Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Economics from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from PACE University. Boris is a hands-on technical and functional expert with extensive consulting experience.
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Boris Khazin
Global Head of GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Services, EPAM

Boris Khazin has over 20 years of experience in Risk Strategy, Compliance, Governance, Process Improvement, Management, and Leadership with top global banks, investment firms and insurance.

Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Economics from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from PACE University. Boris is a hands-on technical and functional expert with extensive consulting experience.

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Eric Evans

Managing Director, Business Development, Rapid Ratings

As a top-performing Business Development & Account Executive, I am credited with combining sales, marketing, and relationship-building expertise to deliver considerable revenue growth and retention in highly competitive business markets. I possess strong expertise in growing large customer accounts, leveraging existing networks, and proactively hunting and tactfully closing new accounts. I am an analytical strategist able to successfully manage competing priorities within tight timeframes.  
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Eric Evans
Managing Director, Business Development, Rapid Ratings

As a top-performing Business Development & Account Executive, I am credited with combining sales, marketing, and relationship-building expertise to deliver considerable revenue growth and retention in highly competitive business markets. I possess strong expertise in growing large customer accounts, leveraging existing networks, and proactively hunting and tactfully closing new accounts. I am an analytical strategist able to successfully manage competing priorities within tight timeframes.
 

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Bhaskar Dasari

Founder & CEO, Vivid Edge Corp

Bhaskar is a transformational technology thought leader with 30 plus years of experience in leading successful software businesses. He is passionate about helping clients in their digital transformation journey. Bhaskar is a strong proponent of embracing packaged solutions on cloud or on-prem promising standardization, simplification, and streamlining of business processes leveraging a multitude of technologies like Data lakes, GRC, ML & AI to arrive at predictive intelligence that helps make accelerated, accurate risk-aware decisions possible at all levels of the organization. He has directed Vivid Edge with a singular focus to provide its 360-degree consulting expertise to enable GRC essentials for a digital enterprise - IT & OT GRC and Third-Part...
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Bhaskar Dasari
Founder & CEO, Vivid Edge Corp

Bhaskar is a transformational technology thought leader with 30 plus years of experience in leading successful software businesses. He is passionate about helping clients in their digital transformation journey. Bhaskar is a strong proponent of embracing packaged solutions on cloud or on-prem promising standardization, simplification, and streamlining of business processes leveraging a multitude of technologies like Data lakes, GRC, ML & AI to arrive at predictive intelligence that helps make accelerated, accurate risk-aware decisions possible at all levels of the organization. He has directed Vivid Edge with a singular focus to provide its 360-degree consulting expertise to enable GRC essentials for a digital enterprise - IT & OT GRC and Third-Party Risk management solutions. With a deep understanding of the digital transformation needs across industries, he has positioned Vivid Edge to deliver solutions that span Supply Chain SaaS, technology agnostic “Enterprise Integration”, applications “Migration to Cloud” and “Enterprise Data Analytics”. Prior to starting Vivid Edge Corporation in 2006, Bhaskar led large technology teams, conducted Health Checks, Solution Value Assessment efforts at Oracle as a Senior Director. He has championed the design of custom end-to-end ERP solutions and contributed as a member of the Oracle Development team to the release of Oracle Project Manufacturing Suite. Additionally, he led oversight to large multi-year Oracle ERP programs spanning Manufacturing, Financials, CRM, HRMS, PLM & MDM. Bhaskar has a Masters in Economics and Business Administration certification for executives from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

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James Rees

Managing Director, Razorthorn Security

James is the MD and principle Security Consultant of Razorthorn and has worked in information security for over twenty years, delivering quality advice to some of the largest and most influential organizations in the world, including many in the Fortune 500. James has a long history of helping customers of all sizes and is an expert at ensuring that both the business and information technology work in unison to create a solid security infrastructure that protects the business effectively. James is a published journalist and a regular commentary contributor in the field of information security. When not engaged with clients, James develops his business, writes articles for several leading publications, and has a keen interest in Psychology and Warfare. In addition to ...
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James Rees
Managing Director, Razorthorn Security

James is the MD and principle Security Consultant of Razorthorn and has worked in information security for over twenty years, delivering quality advice to some of the largest and most influential organizations in the world, including many in the Fortune 500.

James has a long history of helping customers of all sizes and is an expert at ensuring that both the business and information technology work in unison to create a solid security infrastructure that protects the business effectively.

James is a published journalist and a regular commentary contributor in the field of information security. When not engaged with clients, James develops his business, writes articles for several leading publications, and has a keen interest in Psychology and Warfare. In addition to his work at Razorthorn, James has fulfilled the CISO role in several organizations as well as serving as both advisor and executive board member.

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Lizzie Chapman

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, ZestMoney

Lizzie Chapman is the CEO & Co-Founder of ZestMoney - India’s first and largest AI-Driven, digital financing platform. ZestMoney has built a platform that can meaningfully improve the lives of more than 300 million households who currently have no access to credit cards or other formal financing options because of insufficient credit history. Lizzie started her career as an Investment Manager with the Wellcome Trust, where she invested in financial services companies in India for over 3 years. She then worked with Goldman Sachs in London for 5 years. In 2011, she moved from the United Kingdom to India to set-up and spearhead the India operations for digital lender Wonga, one of the biggest fintech companies in the world at that point. In 2014, she joined the Development ...
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Lizzie Chapman
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, ZestMoney

Lizzie Chapman is the CEO & Co-Founder of ZestMoney - India’s first and largest AI-Driven, digital financing platform. ZestMoney has built a platform that can meaningfully improve the lives of more than 300 million households who currently have no access to credit cards or other formal financing options because of insufficient credit history.

Lizzie started her career as an Investment Manager with the Wellcome Trust, where she invested in financial services companies in India for over 3 years. She then worked with Goldman Sachs in London for 5 years. In 2011, she moved from the United Kingdom to India to set-up and spearhead the India operations for digital lender Wonga, one of the biggest fintech companies in the world at that point. In 2014, she joined the Development Bank of Singapore and lead the launch of ‘Digibank’, which was India’s first mobile-app only bank at that time.

Lizzie currently serves on the boards of IndiaMart (India’s Alibaba) and IndiaQuotient (early-stage investment fund). She is a founding member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Digital Lending Association of India. Lizzie Chapman was honoured with the ‘Female Fintech Leader’ award in 2017 and in 2019 was as recognised among “Linkedin Top Voices 2019: Finance & Economy” globally.

Lizzie Chapman is a leading figure in the fintech landscape of India. She has been instrumental in driving the adoption of digital finance and financial inclusion initiatives in the country. Lizzie’s vision is to make life affordable to more than 300 million households that are currently ignored by traditional providers.