November 17, 2016 | Palo Alto, CA.: MetricStream, a market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) apps and solutions, presented the GRC Visionary Award to Aadila Hashim, COO, Risk Management, MMI Holdings, at the MetricStream GRC Journey Awards ceremony. The ceremony was held during the MetricStream GRC Summit on November 7, 2016 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

The MetricStream GRC Journey Awards celebrate and recognize individuals, customers, and partners who are leading their organization’s GRC Journey, championing GRC programs, and achieving superior business performance through GRC. A total of ten awards were handed out in four categories – GRC Journey Awards, GRC Visionary Awards, GRC Practice Leader Awards, and GRC Partner Awards. Presenting the awards were MetricStream Executive Chairman, Gunjan Sinha, and MetricStream Chief Operating Officer, Gaurav Kapoor.

The GRC Visionary Award category recognizes individuals who have a passion for GRC and a strong vision for their organization’s GRC journey. These individuals are the driving force behind their organizations’ GRC programs. They envision the road ahead, and work hard to champion the cause of GRC. They are also renowned thought leaders who willingly share their knowledge and expertise with the industry through published insights, webinars, and videos.

Aadila Hashim, COO, Risk Management at MMI Holdings won the GRC Visionary Award for successfully leading the GRC initiative at MMI Holdings, one of the largest insurance-based financial services groups in South Africa. Ms. Hashim has been a driving force behind the implementation of MMI’s vision of “combined assurance” which seeks to integrate and coordinate risk management and compliance with assurance functions such as internal audit. Drawing on her extensive experience in operational risk and finance, Ms. Hashim designed the GRC combined assurance model as an amalgamation of GRC best practices and progressive industry methodologies, combined into a cohesive framework, and tailored to MMI’s needs. She also implemented a communications campaign to create enthusiasm for the project, and to ensure that key stakeholders are active participants. MMI’s combined assurance efforts are transforming MMI’s risk culture and visibility and the GRC program is on track to deliver the outcomes required for MMI’s combined assurance processes.

“I am delighted to accept the MetricStream GRC Visionary Award,” said Ms. Hashim. She continued, “Leading a GRC implementation of this scale and complexity would not have been possible without the hard work and support of the entire MMI team, senior management, and key MetricStream stakeholders. I’m excited by how far we’ve come in our GRC journey, and look forward to achieving many more milestones.”

“Ms. Hashim is a true GRC visionary, having led MMI’s GRC program from conception, through the implementation of an integrated approach to GRC,” said Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman at MetricStream. He continued, “She is also a respected thought leader, always willing to share her expertise through various industry forums. It is our privilege to recognize her efforts with this award.”

About MMI Holdings

MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) is a South African based financial services group listed on the South African stock exchange, the JSE.

MMI was formed from the merger of Metropolitan and Momentum, sizable insurance-based financial services players in South Africa. With market capitalisation of R26.7bn and an embedded value of some R31.1bn, MMI was already the third largest life insurer in South Africa when it listed on the JSE Stock Exchange on 1 December 2010.

The core businesses of MMI are long and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investment, healthcare administration, health risk management, employee benefits, and rewards programmes. MMI conducts its business through operating brands Metropolitan, Momentum, Guardrisk, and Eris Properties.

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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