2022 Speakers

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Harriet Howey

Global Non-Financial Reporting and ESG Lead

Diageo

Harriet Howey

Global Non-Financial Reporting and ESG Lead , Diageo

Harriet Howey is global lead for non-financial reporting and ESG at Diageo, where she oversees internal and external measurement and reporting on all sustainability and responsibility activity across the company’s global footprint. With a career spanning ESG strategy and impact communications in businesses and non-profit organisations in Europe and Asia Pacific, Harriet is passionate about using ESG data and insights to engage stakeholders and drive change. She believes that the delivery of ESG goals deserves the same rigorous approach as financial performance

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Juan Guitard Marin

Sr. Exec. VP and Chief Audit Executive

Banco Santander SA

Juan Guitard Marin

Sr. Exec. VP and Chief Audit Executive , Banco Santander SA

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Jacqui McDonald

Managing Director – CIO Group Finance, RFT Technology

Barclays

Jacqui McDonald

Managing Director – CIO Group Finance, RFT Technology , Barclays

Joining Barclays in the summer of 2019 to lead the growth of technology teams in Glasgow, Jacqui was promoted to MD in Jan 2020 and took on role of CIO for Group Finance in summer 2020. She is responsible for leading the RFT Finance & Controls technology teams globally, delivering all technology Change for the Finance and Controls businesses. Jacqui is the Lead for the Scotland Technology teams as part of the Scotland Platform and is the Scotland DE&I Site lead.

In Jacqui’s role as Technology Site Lead for the Barclays Glasgow Campus she is focused on building a reputation for excellence, adopting new ways of working and enhancing delivery success through enabling high performance. Fostering Early Careers through Graduate, Intern and Higher Apprentice programs, the Technology practice is building a strong pipeline of talent for the future. The Glasgow Campus is a significant catalyst to bring the Technology team together, focusing on engineering excellence and driving best practice Technology wide.

As DE&I Lead for Scotland and lead for Women in Technology, she is strong believer in living our values and in creating an environment where colleagues can bring their whole selves to work. Jacqui’s focus is on leading gender diversity and driving inclusion activities to support our global race ambitions as well as creating a truly inclusive culture. As an umbrella for all chapters of our employee resource groups, Scotland DE&I is in a strong place with a mature site scorecard.

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Robert Taylor

Head of Enterprise Risk

LSEG

Robert Taylor

Head of Enterprise Risk , LSEG

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Simon Wallis

Head of Operational Risk

M&G plc

Simon Wallis

Head of Operational Risk , M&G plc

Simon Wallis is the Global Head of Operational Risk at M&G and has over 15 years in the financial services sector with extensive experience in Risk, Change and Assurance. Prior to M&G, he held a variety of assurance roles at Prudential plc and Deloitte, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

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Xavier Barde

Group Chief Risk Officer

Pictet Group

Xavier Barde

Group Chief Risk Officer , Pictet Group

Xavier Barde is Group Chief Risk Officer (“GCRO”) for the Pictet Group since April 2018. Based in Geneva, he has held various positions in the Group Finance Department, the most recent of which was Group Deputy Chief Financial officer (“CFO”). Xavier Barde spent part of his career with Arthur Andersen before joining the Group in 2000. Xavier Barde holds a degree in Economics and Banking from the University of St Gallen and is a Swiss qualified CPA.

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Jacob Holmehave

Head of Group Risk Office

Nordea

Jacob Holmehave

Head of Group Risk Office , Nordea

Jacob is a former external consultant and key note speaker within change management and transformation. Today, Jacob is the business owner of the development of Nordea’s new Integrated Risk Management Application (IRMA) – a large digital and cultural transformation that will change the way Nordea work with risk management and compliance within all 3 lines of defense.

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Tanya Ballaram

Co-Head Operations Risk and Resilience

Goldman Sachs

Tanya Ballaram

Co-Head Operations Risk and Resilience , Goldman Sachs

Tanya Ballaram is the global co-head of Operations Risk and Resilience and a senior leader within the Operations division at Goldman Sachs, prior to that Tanya was the global co- head of Global markets Embedded risk management. In her current role, Tanya is responsible for the operations risk framework which includes the Quality assurance and resilience programmes that operates within the 1st line of defence. During her 14 years at Goldman Sachs, Tanya has held multiple senior leadership roles in the Operations Management and Strategy team and is a qualified management accountant. Tanya is also serving member of the Goldman Sachs Firmwide Black Network’s Steering Committee in EMEA, she is sits on the Operations Black Leadership Council is a member of the Women’s network and an ally of the LGBTQ+ network.

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Joseph Martinez

Chief Security Officer

Aon

Joseph Martinez

Chief Security Officer , Aon

Joe Martinez is Chief Security Officer for Aon, where he is responsible for leading Aon’s global information security practice that includes incident response, technology risk strategy, protection services and security technology.

Prior to joining Aon, Joe served as Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase, managing various global Cyber functions such as: Security Operations, Security Engineering, Application Security, and Strategy & Architecture. This includes leadership in the development and implementation of JPMC’s industry-leading $400million+ Cyber defense program as well as direct leadership of all JPMC security incidents of merit during that time.

Spanning a 15+ year career in information security for financial services, Joe also held similar information security leadership positions at Washington Mutual for Identity & Access Management, Security Operations, and Security Engineering. Previously, Joe spent 12 years as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps serving in dozens of international engagements throughout that time. Joe is a combat decorated veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

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Dr. Jenny Birdi

Head of Operational and Resilience Risk and Risk Strategy

HSBC Bank UK Plc

Dr. Jenny Birdi

Head of Operational and Resilience Risk and Risk Strategy , HSBC Bank UK Plc

Jenny has been with HSBC for over 25 years, having joined the Group through Forward Trust (also located in Birmingham) in 1993. She is currently the Head of Operational Risk and Risk Strategy for the UK ring-fenced bank, having been appointed to this double-hatted role in April 2018. She was previously the Head of Three Lines of Defence Execution for Operational Risk.

Jenny has spent nearly a decade in various roles in Operational Risk, interspersed with significant experience in Internal Audit (over 10 years’ experience) and IT, including a one-year secondment to Vietnam.

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Phil Crook

Head of Compliance

Nationwide Building Society

Phil Crook

Head of Compliance , Nationwide Building Society

Current responsibilities include being Accountable Executive for the implementation of our first Regulatory Change Management Tool, leading a business-as-usual team that focuses on Risk Insight, Regulatory Developments, Data Analytics, Prudential Compliance and Wholesale Conduct.

I joined Nationwide in 2021 following 11 years at Lloyds Banking Group across the three lines of defence. In particular I have expertise on Regulatory Compliance, Operational Risk, Retail banking products and Wealth management.

Outside of work I am a keen golfer having taken the game more seriously since my move to Edinburgh in 2017. I am also a keen runner, albeit that was much easier in my native Essex (as well as being five years younger).

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Sarah Harman

Leader – ERMF and Risk Systems

Nationwide Building Society

Sarah Harman

Leader – ERMF and Risk Systems , Nationwide Building Society

Responsibilities include being accountable for the setting of the Enterprise Risk Management framework -currently driving a simplification programme. Owning, developing and maintaining the Societies’ Risk system

Sarah is an experienced senior leader and risk professional. She has over 20 years of financial services experience specialising in operational risk management, enterprise risk leadership, risk framework and system implementation.

Sarah has held roles in both the first and second line of defence implementing substantial change programmes which have driven efficiency and cultural change.

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Carlos Martin

Exec. Director Risk Management

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Carlos Martin

Exec. Director Risk Management , JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Carlos Martin is an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. focused on Risk Management of the Corporate & Investment Banking Markets division. He has worked in Banking for over 25 years including at Morgan Stanley, CIBC, BNP Paribas, UBS, RBS NatWest and EY. Carlos is a certified Financial Risk Manager, holds a Master of Science in Finance by Syracuse University, New York, a Bachelor of Business Administration by Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, and Qualifications in Economics, Programming, Market Risk and Operational Risk. Carlos collaborates with the Council for International Securities and Investment (CISI), the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

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Harvey Bootland

Head of Controls

Shell International Ltd

Harvey Bootland

Head of Controls , Shell International Ltd

Harvey is Group Head of Controls at Shell. As such he is responsible on behalf of the Group Controller for providing oversight of and guidance on Shell’s Financial Control Framework, including the annual Sarbanes Oxley attestation. His previous experience includes a variety of financial control and business finance within Shell as well as external audit experience with Ernst & Young. He is a Chartered Accountant and based in the UK.

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Judith O’Driscoll

Director Compliance

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Judith O’Driscoll

Director Compliance , S&P Dow Jones Indices

Judith is the Head of Risk and Compliance for S&P Dow Jones Indices and member of its executive committee. As Head of Risk and Compliance, Judith is responsible for designing and delivering the risk and compliance program in this division.

Judith joined S&P Global in 2002 where she held Legal, Analytical, Risk and Compliance roles in S&P Global Ratings until 2020. In 2020, Judith was appointed to lead the Compliance function for S&P Global Inc. where she led the corporate compliance program with a focus on Ethics, Global Financial Crimes Compliance & Conflicts Controls for the enterprise. Judith led the Compliance function through the global merger of S&P Global Inc with IHS Markit. After this merger in 2022, Judith moved back into the business to lead compliance for S&P Dow Jones. Since then Judith has been asked to lead the Risk function for that Division and she seeks to combine both practices to maximum effect.

Judith is a lawyer and prior to joining S&P, Judith spent 10 years in private practice where she specialized in international aircraft finance.

Judith studied History at Trinity College Dublin (BA Hons) and English and European Law (with French) at University of Buckingham, UK (LLB). She is a solicitor, licensed to practice English law.

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Dominique Conteh

Head of Compliance

BBC

Dominique Conteh

Head of Compliance , BBC

Seasoned compliance leader currently heading Group Compliance and Ethics at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). As Head of Compliance, Dominique is responsible for developing and directing the delivery of the compliance strategic plan as well as leading the execution of the organisation’s compliance programme across all of the BBC. Dominique’s compliance experience spans numerous industries including the telecommunications, media, legal services and gambling industry.

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David Ward

Corporate Functions Technology Director, CITO

M&G Plc

David Ward

Corporate Functions Technology Director, CITO , M&G Plc

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Peter Funck

Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance

Trafikverket

Peter Funck

Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance , Trafikverket

Peter Funck joined the internal audit team of ABB, a global enterprise in automation technologies, in 1998. Peter served as Head of Group IT Audit until 2004 when he was recruited as Chief Audit Executive (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 planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the Swedish state roads and railways. In October 2020, Peter was offered the role as Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance of the STA, a challenge too tempting to reject. In this role, he helps the STA strengthen the GRC areas by developing and implementing a new department responsible for management and coordination of the second line activities as well as general governance and risk frameworks.

Adrian Furniss

Adrian Furniss

Head of Risk

Lloyds Banking Group

Adrian Furniss

Head of Risk , Lloyds Banking Group

Adrian is a Head of Risk at Lloyds Banking Group. He’s spent 17 years working across different roles in the firm, the last five of which have been leading risk functions looking at Payments, Technology, Transformation, Data, Governance and Planning. He’s driven by a desire to help tackle the challenges faced by financial services firms’ now and in the future especially related to societal change, new technology and sustainability.

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Paola Corna Pellegrini

President

AICEO-Associazione Italiana CEO

Paola Corna Pellegrini

President , AICEO-Associazione Italiana CEO

Paola Corna Pellegrini was CEO of Allianz Partners Italia from 2011 to the end of last June. A career that began almost 40 years ago, after graduating in Mathematics at the University of Padua and a Master in Business Administration at the C.U.O.A. Business School, moving from international multinational companies to family ones and covering top positions as General Manager and CEO for 18 years, with responsibilities both locally and internationally. A career that has allowed her to work in different industries, from consumer goods to services, from pharmaceuticals to insurance, in which she has always placed people, collaborators and customers at the center, making innovation, inclusion and sustainability of the business the strategic pillars of business growth, thus creating value for all the stakeholders involved.

She is President of the Winning Women Institute, the first Italian private Gender Equality Certification, and Vice President of the Forum of Meritocracy with which she launched the Valeria Solesin Award today in its sixth edition. Since 2020 she has been President of AICEO, the Italian Association of CEOs with whom she participated in the definition and signed the Reference Practice – PdR UNI 125:2022 on gender equality.

She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Executive MBA of the LUMSA University of Rome and of the Advisory Board of the MIB – Master in International Business – of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan. She is married and has two children aged 33 and 28.

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Kate Willis

Group Head of Compliance

AIMS Group

Kate Willis

Group Head of Compliance , AIMS Group

Kate Willis has spent her whole career in regulatory compliance, primarily as an Enforcement investigator at the Financial Conduct Authority, where she managed and led regulatory system and controls, financial crime and listed company investigations. She also managed criminal investigations involving complex market manipulation and insider trading strategies, as well as large scale pension mis-selling cases.

Kate Willis has spent her whole career in regulatory compliance, primarily as an Enforcement investigator at the Financial Conduct Authority, where she managed and led regulatory system and controls, financial crime and listed company investigations. She also managed criminal investigations involving complex market manipulation and insider trading strategies, as well as large scale pension mis-selling cases.

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Peter Bassey

Vice President Cyber SME

Credit Suisse

Peter Bassey

Vice President Cyber SME , Credit Suisse

Peter is a Cyber Security Risk Professional with over 20 years industry experience in the Financial Industry. Peter has an MBA in Information Systems from Baruch College, CUNY and is a speaker and active participant at Cyber industry forums and conferences with several industry certifications such as CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CPA, PMP and ITIL Foundations. Peter is a Deloitte Alumni with his experience spanning multiple financial institutions including Credit Suisse, Allianz Asset Management, Brown Brothers Harriman and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Andrew Wedlock

Head of Prudential & Strategic Risk

Hargreaves Lansdown

Andrew Wedlock

Head of Prudential & Strategic Risk , Hargreaves Lansdown

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Dr. Sabine Dittrich

Senior Global Regulatory Affairs & Risk Advisor, Financial Services

UBS (Former)

Dr. Sabine Dittrich

Senior Global Regulatory Affairs & Risk Advisor, Financial Services , UBS (Former)

Sabine is a trusted advisor to senior management on Strategic Regulatory & Legal Risks & Opportunities with deep understanding of Business needs across the Financial Sector.

For her profession, Sabine is well connected with Regulators & Policymakers in Europe, International Organisations and beyond. Sabine has held numerous board or chair positions in industry associations, namely in Europe at EFAMA, AFME and ICMA, and is a regular guest of roundtables and discussion fora on innovative thought leadership topics, such as Sustainability, Diversity and Digitisation / Crypto. Currently in career transition, she has held most recently a global responsibility for Regulatory Intelligence at UBS Asset Management. Prior to this Sabine held other positions at UBS Group and Wealth Management, including as Group Head EU Public Policy. Sabine worked for many years at magic circles law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Frankfurt and started her career at German law firm Hengeler Mueller and the ECB.

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Pierre Lenders

Head of ESG

Capital Fund Management

Pierre Lenders

Head of ESG , Capital Fund Management

Pierre Lenders heads ESG at CFM since Oct 2019, including the research and integration of sustainability factors into equity programs. Pierre started his career in 1986 as a market-maker in fixed income, FX and equity derivatives, before heading trading floors as senior member of the JP Morgan global macro team. After 6 years in NY as CEO of Murex NA, he got into Fund of HFs around 2007, becoming CEO and Co-CIO of HDF Finance, gradually embracing responsible investing as financially savvier. From 2013 onwards, alpha generation from sustainability became his sole focus, through a dedicated FinTech, Prius Partners, a data project ran for CDP, then the launch of TerreNeuve Capital, a sustainability focused equity long short. Pierre graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1984 and ENSAE in 1986.

Merlin Linehan

Merlin Linehan

Risk Manager

EBRD

Merlin Linehan

Risk Manager , EBRD

Merlin Linehan is a Risk Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), working across crisis management, business resilience & climate risk. Previously he worked in the banking and donor finance teams at the EBRD, focusing on sustainable energy and SME finance. Merlin is also a regular contributor to publications such as PRMIA, Frontera and Risk Screen and others covering global risks, climate change and technology. He has also appeared in various media outlets including the FT, BBC and Global Capital commenting on China’s global role and geopolitical risk.

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Brandon Wright

Head of Books & Records Audit

Bilfinger SE

Brandon Wright

Head of Books & Records Audit , Bilfinger SE

I have been professionally active in the areas of auditing, controlling and compliance on a global scale for the last 26 years. In my current role as Head of Books and Records Audit at Bilfinger SE, I have effectively conducted anti-corruption, ICS and Operational audits around the world identifying key areas of process and control improvements while achieving exceptional results. My previous experience started in the areas of financial external audit, financial internal audit, financial management and controlling, and investigations. I then transitioned into the retail industry spending four years as an International Audit Manager and four years as International Compliance Manager where I developed and successfully executed the company’s AntiCorruption audit program and methodology. My professional experience has stretched across 35 countries. I am a Certified Internal Auditor as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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Pernilla Nordström

Management Advisor, Group Information Security

Swedbank AB

Pernilla Nordström

Management Advisor, Group Information Security , Swedbank AB

Pernilla Nordström is a teenage mom, horse lover and a Tech leader with 20+ years of international experience of working in the information security, IT risk and risk management fields. She works as a Management Advisor and is part of the management team leading the Group Information Security function in Swedbank, one of the leading banks in Sweden and the Baltics. Her work is mainly focusing on how to run an effective, people-centric and inclusive function well integrated with other functions in the bank with a strong identity. They are on a transformation journey where they are building a modern information security function with a special dedication to strengthen the communication and make security everyone’s business.

She lives in southern Sweden, in Malmö – one of the most diverse cities in the world and she has a strong passion for creating a more gender equal, diverse and inclusive tech industry and a wider society. Most of her career she has been working as a consultant and has been heavily involved in driving the internal D&I agenda within her workspace. Last year she decided to leave the consultant role and join Swedbank. She is also chair of Swedbank Women in Tech network with the mission to empower more women to choose a tech career and support the bank on the mission to recruit to different tech roles with diversity and gender equality in mind.

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Marc Leipoldt

CEO

Global Risk Advisory Services

Marc Leipoldt

CEO , Global Risk Advisory Services

Marc Leipoldt is the CEO of Global Risk Advisory Services (GRAS) since 2008. In that capacity, he is responsible for risk management advice to financial institutions, ranging from specific investigations to full scale risk management set up. His main focus is (Operational) Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Compliance, Anti- Money Laundering, Fraud Management and Technology Risk. His recent assignments have been interim positions in Asia, the Middle East and Europe for risk change projects. He regularly consults for IFC and provides advice to both the banking side as well as regulators. More details can be found at www.GlobalRAS.com, including a list of 15 countries where he has direct work experience.

Marc Leipoldt has been the global Senior Risk Advisor for a software company, a CRO for a Bruneian Bank, the Head of Non-Financial Risk for a Saudi Arabian Bank and a strategic advisor to banks in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America.

Prior to setting up GRAS, he worked for ABN AMRO for eleven years in various capacities. He was responsible for Global Operational Risk Review, a new discipline to complement Credit Risk Review. Previously, he was responsible for the ABN AMRO Operational Risk Advisory team, covering 15 banks throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South America with a team of 14 people. That work was founded in his earlier work on Compliance, ORM and AMA development within ABN AMRO Globally.

Before moving into risk management, Mr Leipoldt was project manager for ABN AMRO Bank, running complex international system and process introductions. He is actively involved in interbank discussions on Operational Risk, and has practical experience in teaching Operational Risk concepts and implementation issues across the many institutions and occasionally regulators. Mr Leipoldt has over 30 years of working experience, 20 of which were in Risk related roles. Before he joined ABN AMRO in Amsterdam in 1997, he was head consultant at Origin. He started his working life with twelve years in research and teaching posts at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and Delft Technical University.

Mr Leipoldt graduated from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in 1984 with an honours agree in Development Economics.

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Neil Sinclair

National Cyber Lead

Bestlevel

Neil Sinclair

National Cyber Lead , Bestlevel

Neil has been recognised in “The Progress 1000: London's most influential people” for his work in Technology & Cyber Security and has recently been named in the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK.

Having worked in UK counter-terrorism for over thirty years during which time he was involved in most of the Metropolitan Police’s biggest Terrorist Operations, Neil has focussed his attention on guiding SME to digital awareness. Utilising a unique personal, face-to-face delivery, his focus is on cultural change, utilising the pandemic and the growth of home working as the catalyst.

Neil has also worked with Police Crime Prevention Initiatives to improve the standards of cyber security vendors, in order to give the end user better assurance, and has worked with the NHS counter fraud authority to improve cyber awareness.

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Ken Kaberia

Head of Enterprise Risk

Safaricom PLC

Ken Kaberia

Head of Enterprise Risk , Safaricom PLC

Ken Kaberia is the Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Safaricom PLC, the leading unified Telecommunications services provider in the East and Central Africa. Safaricom PLC is best known as the pioneer of the mobile money services in the World with the first and most successful mobile money platform M-PESA.

Mr. Kaberia has had a successful career in Risk Management and Compliance for the last 15 years having worked with various companies in Africa and in the UK.

Ken spearheads and provides strategic leadership for the organization’s Enterprise Risk Management operations to driving the identification, assessment and mitigation of enterprise-wide risks around strategy, operational, information security and promoting a proactive risk management across the business and in the industry. 

He holds certifications in the following areas: Risk Management, Information Risk, Business Continuity, Crisis Management among other assurance disciplines.

Mr. Kaberia is a purposeful and impact driven leader who is passionate about transforming customers lives using technology as an enabler of positive change that impacts communities and individuals.

Gordon Bateman

Gordon Bateman

Head of Enterprise Risk Management

Almarai

Gordon Bateman

Head of Enterprise Risk Management , Almarai

Gordon Bateman is the Head of Enterprise Management at Almarai.

Gordon started his career over 20 years ago in Information Technology before moving into cybersecurity, risk and assurance. He has spent the last decade involved in reducing and managing risk for multiple industries, including FMCG, banking, insurance, telecommunications, government and health care.

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Jess Baker

Head of Risk Controls Assurance

Hargreaves Lansdown

Jess Baker

Head of Risk Controls Assurance , Hargreaves Lansdown

Sidhartha Dash

Sidhartha Dash

Research Director

Chartis Research

Sidhartha Dash

Research Director , Chartis Research

Sid is a research director at Chartis Research with more than 20 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodities markets in various functions across the trade and software development lifecycles. He has held various roles in product development, trading, risk management, software development and consulting in banks, hedge funds, and risk advisory and software firms, including Standard Chartered Bank, TCG Group, HCL and Cognizant. Sid’s specific areas of interest and research include risk data, model risk management, quantitative models in illiquid markets, high-performance analytics, energy and commodity trading risk, market structure design, new computational models, and the use of innovative mathematical methods in various emerging areas of risk management .He has a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and is a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst CAIA, Financial Risk Manager (FRM) ,Energy Risk Professional (ERP), Member of GARP and CIPM from the CFA institute.

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Michael Johnson

SVP, Worldwide Sales and Partnerships

MetricStream

Michael Johnson

SVP, Worldwide Sales and Partnerships , MetricStream

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Raghuram Srinivas

SVP, Product Management, MS Innovations

MetricStream

Raghuram Srinivas

SVP, Product Management, MS Innovations , MetricStream

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Manu Gopeendran

Senior Vice President Marketing

MetricStream

Manu Gopeendran

Senior Vice President Marketing , MetricStream

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Joy Bhowmick

Head of Research and Development

MetricStream

Joy Bhowmick

Head of Research and Development , MetricStream

Joy Bhowmick is Senior Vice President, Head of Research and Development at MetricStream and has 20+ years of experience in leading institutional, retail, and commercial banking technology initiatives. He has delivered many solutions in Risk Management, Finance, Compliance, Cyber Security and Audit. He is known for his expertise in determining strategic financial direction, leveraging business and technical acumen to generate solutions for complex issues. He specializes in championing strategic initiatives to deliver effective results, participating in critical decision-making processes while working proactively with cross-functional teams to drive competitive advantage. His mission is to stay committed to cultivating exceptional stakeholder relationships, meeting their needs and expectations at every step. His ability to provide exceptional service, resources, and methods to meet ever-changing objectives and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements is what makes him the best at what he does.

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Ivan Martinez

Chief Auditor

Banco Santander London

Ivan Martinez

Chief Auditor , Banco Santander London

Chief Auditor, Banco Santander London Branch

Head of Internal Audit Santander CIB UK, as such I’m responsible of designing and developing the annual audit plan covering all risks of the investment banking activities in the UK. With more that 17 years of experience in banking, I’m passionate about the innovation and evolution of banking on different ranges such as ESG or digital era.

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Jon Measures

Partner

KPMG

Jon Measures

Partner , KPMG

Jon is a Financial Services Technology and Operational Risk Partner who has over 20 years of successful risk, audit and change delivery experience. He has gained the majority of this experience with KPMG but also created and led his own independent consultancy for nearly five years. Jon is an FS specialist who has given advice and effected positive change across all three lines of defence and throughout the FS supply chain at Banks, Exchanges, Building Societies, Life and General Insurers but also at related systems providers, aggregators, payment providers and third-party processors. Jon’s areas of specialism include control transformation, GRC tool implementation and third party risk management.

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Daniel Pears

Head of Financial Services I&D UK

Capgemini

Daniel Pears

Head of Financial Services I&D UK , Capgemini

Daniel brings 20 years of experience in delivering large-scale customer analytics and business intelligence to advance client agendas in regulatory compliance, data analytics, business analysis, architecture design, privacy controls, data assurance, and reporting.

Daniel leads Capgemini’s UK Financial Services Insights and Data team, supporting FSI clients to drive efficiency, regulatory compliance and data monetisation through a collective passion for insights and data

Neil Currie

Neil Currie

Product – Integration and RegData

CUBE

Neil Currie

Product – Integration and RegData , CUBE

Neil Currie is Head of Product – Integration and RegData for CUBE. Prior to joining CUBE he worked as Head of Data in one of the UK’s leading risk consultancies where he was seconded to a tier one bank responsible for the solution architecture and integration of CUBE into their Governance, Risk and Control systems. Neil has over 15 years’ experience in technology integration.

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Tom Callaghan

Co-Founder

C-Risk

Tom Callaghan

Co-Founder , C-Risk

Tom Callaghan is the Co-Founder of C-Risk, the European authority in the quantification of cyber risk in financial terms. In addition to his role at C-Risk, he is also co-chair of the Paris FAIR Institute chapters, whose mission is to promote risk quantification best practices using the Factor Analysis of Information Risk framework. Tom has almost 30 years’ experience managing Enterprise information technology and security. He studied Economics and Computer Science at University College Cork, Ireland and holds multiple industry certifications including OpenFAIR.

Michele Filannino

Michele Filannino

Principal Data Scientist

Prometeia Spa

Michele Filannino

Principal Data Scientist , Prometeia Spa

Principal at Prometeia in the Data Science practice since 2018. In 2016 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Manchester (UK), meanwhile developing experience as a researcher for Telecom Italia and a scientific consultant for companies. In April 2016, he joined as a Research Scholar the Clinical Decision Support research group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) where he worked as a scientific liaison with PHILIPS Research North America, organized international conferences and published several papers. In 2017 he got appointed as Associate Professor at the University of Albany NY. In Prometeia he is in charge of the design & development of Text analytics solutions based on AI algorithms (within his business expertise there are Credit, Reputational and Operational Risk, CRM, and Anti Money Laundering), the design of a Data Science skill map and design and teaching of courses in Data Analytics, Text Analytics and Ethics in AI. In 2021 as a member of the Prometeia Research Commission, he supports and coordinates scientific research activities fostering collaborations with research institutions, holds talks on AI-related themes, and organizes outreaching and branding activities.

Martin Kubacka

Martin Kubacka

GRC Lead

Deloitte CE

Martin Kubacka

GRC Lead , Deloitte CE

Martin is leading GRC offering in the Deloitte Central Europe and has almost 20 years of international experience within Governance, Risk and compliance domains. While focusing on MetricStream partnership, regional Centre of Excellence was established in Prague, being able to serve clients in EMEA region. In the past, he successfully delivered numerous implementation project focused within different sectors, including banking, insurance, automotive and energy sector. Before joining Deloitte, he was also responsible for risk management within one of the biggest banks in Czech Republic, designing and implementing group wide standards in IT area and compliance, overseeing proper and efficient setup of the related control framework. Martin also delivered a dozen of internal controls projects including assessment of their efficiency, implementation, automation and designing frameworks and group standards.

His proven track record in international projects, within several industries makes him familiar with technology implementations, compliance processes reviews and validation, as well as with design of new procedures and systems. Martin is also certified as ISO 27001 Lead implementer/ auditor, Lean Six Sigma green belt and Prince2 project manager.

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Roshan Shetty

Chief Revenue Officer

Sonata Software

Roshan Shetty

Chief Revenue Officer , Sonata Software

Roshan Shetty is the Chief Revenue Officer of Sonata Software with over two decades of global experience in the IT services industry. Prior to joining Sonata, Roshan held many senior leadership positions at Infosys, the last being, Infosys Head of Insurance, Life Sciences & HealthCare for EMEA in addition to being Infosys UK Head and Member of Executive Council (Europe). He has built successful business development teams within the industry units with a focus on developing women leaders. He is an industry leader and member of GOV.UK’s Trade Advisory Group for Telecoms and Technology. He has successfully collaborated with C- level client stakeholders on many strategic businesses & IT digital and data transformation deals that have brought forward immense value to client organizations including successfully closing large complex Merger & Acquisition deals. Roshan is a Stanford University alumni, where he has successfully completed the Executive Leadership Program and the Stanford Ignite Program - Entrepreneurship & Leadership. He also holds Master of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering.

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Joshua Wick

Global Head of Risk & Compliance

Hitachi Digital Services

Joshua Wick

Global Head of Risk & Compliance , Hitachi Digital Services

Joshua Wick recently joined Hitachi Global Head of Risk & Compliance. He has over 20 years of Risk experience in the financial services industry: Enterprise, Credit, Market, Operational, Conduct, Reputational, Strategic, Financial, and Compliance.

Mr. Wick is passionate about assisting clients to drive the attainment of stronger governance and controls. He partners with executives to devise custom, holistic solutions that address multiple business areas and resolve persistent challenges. His strategies developed in collaboration with corporate executives have resulted in accelerating processes, saving millions of dollars, strengthening regulatory compliance, and much more. He was responsible for, and had the authority to make, decisions on risk and compliance management issues that directly impact the risk and compliance health and soundness of the clients, where he additionally aided in the closing of 30 MRAs.

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Tom Rutkowski

Head of Artificial Intelligence

Kinetix

Tom Rutkowski

Head of Artificial Intelligence , Kinetix

Tom Rutkowski's background is in computer science and organizational management. He is an entrepreneur and a scientist. After he finished his PhD in Explainable Artificial Intelligence, he decided to focus on its applications in capital markets and banking. As Head of Artificial Intelligence at Kinetix, he is uniquely positioned in working with the sell-side, buy-side, and regulators in New York, London and Dubai. He specializes in decision support systems and intelligent document processing.

Tom is the author of Explainable Artificial Intelligence Based on Neuro-Fuzzy Modeling with Applications in Finance. He is based in Dubai where he leads Kinetix’s Middle East operations and works on various AI and GRC use cases and implementations.

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Gavin Anthony Grounds

CEO & Co-Founder, Mercury Risk and Compliance

Former - Meta & Verizon

Gavin Anthony Grounds

CEO & Co-Founder, Mercury Risk and Compliance , Former - Meta & Verizon

Gavin Anthony Grounds: Pioneering Cybersecurity Titan with a Heart for Humanity

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity and risk management, few individuals have left a mark as profound as Gavin Anthony Grounds. Renowned for his visionary leadership, groundbreaking innovations, and unwavering commitment to philanthropy, Grounds stands as a paragon of excellence in both business and compassion.

A Legacy of Innovation and Leadership

Grounds' journey in the realm of cybersecurity and business management is nothing short of extraordinary. With a stellar educational background and a relentless pursuit of knowledge, he quickly ascended the ranks, establishing himself as a trailblazer in the field. His tenure at several Fortune 500 companies saw him spearheading groundbreaking initiatives, shaping the future of cybersecurity with his innovative strategies and solutions.
Having attended prestigious GRC conferences by ISACA and MetricStream, Grounds honed his expertise in risk management, becoming a driving force behind industry-wide best practices. His contributions to thought leadership in risk quantification have been widely acclaimed, positioning him as an authority in the field.

Championing Philanthropy: A Heartfelt Commitment

Beyond his professional achievements, Grounds' philanthropic endeavors set him apart as a leader with a heart for humanity. Over decades, he has been an active supporter of charities dedicated to child safety, combating human trafficking, and advancing the mission of UNICEF. However, it is his passionate advocacy for suicide prevention that truly distinguishes him.
Grounds' unwavering support for charities focused on suicide prevention and support for survivors and their families underscores his profound empathy and commitment to making a tangible difference in people's lives. His dedication to this cause serves as a testament to his compassion and integrity, embodying the values of a true leader.

Why Gavin Grounds is the Ultimate Leader for Your Cybersecurity and Risk Management Needs

  1. Unmatched Expertise: With a proven track record of pioneering innovations and thought leadership in cybersecurity and risk management, Grounds brings unparalleled expertise to the table. His deep understanding of industry trends and emerging threats ensures that your organization stays ahead of the curve.

  2. Humanitarian Values: Grounds' commitment to philanthropy and social responsibility goes beyond business metrics. By aligning with a leader who prioritizes ethical values and social impact, your organization not only enhances its reputation but also contributes to meaningful change in society.

  3. Empathetic Leadership: In an era marked by uncertainty and volatility, Grounds' empathetic leadership style provides a sense of stability and reassurance. His genuine concern for the well-being of employees and stakeholders fosters a culture of trust and resilience, essential for navigating today's complex business landscape.

In conclusion, Gavin Anthony Grounds embodies the perfect blend of expertise, compassion, and visionary leadership required to navigate the intricate challenges of cybersecurity, risk management, and GRC strategies. By engaging Grounds as your executive partner, you not only secure your organization's digital assets but also uphold the values of integrity, empathy, and social responsibility.

Grace Beason

Grace Beason

Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance

Guidewire Software

Grace Beason

Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance , Guidewire Software

Grace Evelyn Beason: A Trailblazer in Governance, Risk, and Compliance

In the dynamic landscape of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), Grace Evelyn Beason emerges as a beacon of innovation and leadership. With a rich tapestry of experiences spanning clinical social work, legal compliance, and cybersecurity, Beason has carved a niche for herself as a visionary in the field, revolutionizing traditional approaches with her pioneering insights and expertise.

A Journey of Evolution and Excellence

Beason's professional journey is as diverse as it is illustrious. Graduating with honors in social work, she began her career as a clinical social worker, driven by a profound desire to support individuals in managing their mental health and well-being. This early focus on understanding human behavior and addressing the needs of her clients laid the foundation for her future endeavors. Transitioning seamlessly into the realm of legal compliance, Beason leveraged her expertise to navigate complex regulatory frameworks in medical care and privacy law. Her meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to ethical standards earned her accolades and recognition as a trusted authority in the field.

Pioneering Thought Leadership in GRC and Cybersecurity

Beason's transition to the technology sector marked a turning point in her career trajectory. Drawing on her background in social work and legal compliance, she seamlessly integrated her insights into the realm of cybersecurity and GRC. At prominent GRC conferences hosted by industry giants like ISACA and MetricStream, Beason showcased her groundbreaking methodologies and innovations, particularly in Automated Control Efficacy Testing.
Her industry-leading thought leadership in this domain has not only elevated the discourse surrounding GRC strategies but has also redefined the benchmarks for efficacy and efficiency in cybersecurity protocols. Beason's ability to bridge the gap between human behavior and technological systems has been instrumental in transforming conventional risk management paradigms.

The Ideal Leader for Your GRC Strategy

  1. Holistic Perspective: Beason's background in clinical social work equips her with a unique understanding of human behavior and organizational dynamics. By adopting a holistic approach to GRC strategies, she ensures that regulatory compliance is seamlessly integrated into the fabric of your organization, fostering a culture of accountability and transparency.

  2. Innovative Solutions: Beason's track record of innovation speaks volumes about her ability to anticipate emerging challenges and develop proactive solutions. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, she empowers your organization to stay ahead of regulatory requirements and mitigate risks effectively.

  3. Ethical Leadership: At the heart of Beason's leadership philosophy lies a steadfast commitment to ethical principles and values. By prioritizing integrity and compliance, she instills confidence in stakeholders and cultivates a culture of trust and responsibility, essential for long-term success in today's competitive landscape.

In conclusion, Grace Evelyn Beason epitomizes the ideal blend of expertise, innovation, and integrity required to navigate the complexities of GRC in the digital age. By engaging Beason as your executive partner, you not only elevate your organization's risk management capabilities but also uphold the values of ethical governance and compliance at every level.

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Carlos Pereira

Head of Governance & Policy

Meta

Carlos Pereira

Head of Governance & Policy , Meta

As Head of Governance and Policy@ Meta (Facebook), Carlos Pereira brings an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of Governance, Risk Management, Oversight Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, Vendor Risk, and IT Risk. He has over 25 years of industry and risk consulting experience working with Fortune 100 companies. Carlos continues to lead by example in the development of the governance and risk management industries through practitioner excellence. He has diverse ERM experience in conducting detailed risk and control assessments; Enterprise Risk Management implementation; leading expert on the 2017 COSO Framework; DOL Fiduciary Rule; Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) testing and validation; Control Self Assessments (CSA); implementing Enhanced Prudential Standards (EPS) for foreign banks owned in the U.S.; Internal Controls definition and testing; Risk metrics and measures; Operational Improvements and Excellence, Audit & Compliance integration. Carlos has been invited as an honorary speaker at several industry Risk Management Conferences. He has several risk management certifications, an MBA degree and is multilingual.

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Michael Rasmussen

GRC Analyst & Pundit

GRC 20/20 Research

Michael Rasmussen

GRC Analyst & Pundit , GRC 20/20 Research

Michael 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 27+ years of experience, Michael 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.

Michael 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.

Michael 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 Michael 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, Michael 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.

Michael’s educational experience consists of a Juris Doctorate in law and a Bachelor of Science in Business. Michael 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.

Gaurav Kapoor

Gaurav Kapoor

Co-CEO, Co-Founder

MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor

Co-CEO, Co-Founder , MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor serves as the Co-CEO and Co-Founder, MetricStream Solutions & Services. Gaurav has been involved with the company since its inception and is responsible for strategy, marketing, solutions, and customer engagement. He also served as the CFO of MetricStream until 2010.

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 US.

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.

Prasad Sabbineni

Prasad Sabbineni

Co-CEO

MetricStream

Prasad Sabbineni

Co-CEO , MetricStream

Prasad Sabbineni is a dynamic and visionary technology executive with an exemplary track record of delivering strategic and innovative technology solutions for global financial institutions. An industry subject matter expert in the risk, finance, and treasury areas, Prasad creates trust based, collaborative partnerships with business partners, senior management, and employees, to consistently deliver large and complex commitments, on time and within budget.

Prasad Sabbineni most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Products at MetricStream driving its SaaS journey and responsible for development of products and platform, architecture, technology infrastructure and cloud automation.

Sabbineni joined MetricStream after a career spanning 25+ years in Wall Street financial services industry. Prior to joining MetricStream, Prasad was a senior technology executive at Citigroup for 13 years. He oversaw technology for enterprise functions of Risk Management, Compliance Risk, Finance, Liquidity, HR, Data, Information Security, Internal Audit, Enterprise Supply Chain and Third-Party Management across the entire bank globally at Citi. Prasad also served as a member of the Citi’s CIO Council representing the enterprise functions technology. Prior to Citi, Prasad headed up Enterprise Risk technology at Lehman and as a member of the Derivates group at Bear Stearns, built and delivered risk management solutions for the derivates trading desk. Earlier in his career, Prasad led technology for market risk, credit risk, prime services risk, portfolio risk margin, and operational risk functions at Lehman Brothers. Preceding Lehman, Prasad rolled out derivative trading systems globally and as a Risk Manager, he was also responsible for managing market risk of fixed income and equity derivatives at Bear Stearns.

Gunjan Sinha

Gunjan Sinha

Executive Chairman

MetricStream

Gunjan Sinha

Executive Chairman , MetricStream

Gunjan Sinha is a visionary, entrepreneur, and business leader. He currently serves as the founder and executive chairman of MetricStream. He is probably still best known as the founder of WhoWhere?- an internet search engine which he sold to Lycos in 1998. He is also the co-founder and board member of the customer engagement software company, eGain (NASDAQ: EGAN). Throughout his career, he has been an active investor and board member in numerous successful Silicon Valley start-ups and venture funds.

Gunjan is a strong believer in social entrepreneurship, having helped create Child Family Health International, a United Nations recognized public non-profit, to transform global health education. From 2010 to 2017, Gunjan became the founding board member of the US India Endowment Board - started by the US State Department along with the Office of Science and Technology at the White House – an endowment fund that supports innovation and commercialisation of science and technology for social good in the US and India.

Gunjan is passionate about social innovation, diversity, inclusiveness, and global risk management. He envisions a world that brings the power of socially conscious innovations to better disrupt its risks, and create opportunities for all.