December 20, 2016 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, a market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) apps and solutions, presented the GRC Practice Leader Award to Dirk Roels, Director of Quality Assurance Analysis at Janssen Research & Development. The ceremony was held at the MetricStream GRC Summit which took place on November 7-8, 2016 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The other recipients of the GRC Practice Leader Award were Daniel Sprich, Solution Manager, Global Operations at BP, Marc Voirin, Deputy Head, Group Risk Mapping at EDF, and Moataz El Kasaby, Head of Operational Risk, BCM, and InfoSec Division at Qatar Islamic Bank.

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 presented 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 Chief Operating Officer, Gaurav Kapoor.

The GRC Practice Leader Award category recognizes individuals who are passionate about and responsible for driving the implementation and adoption of GRC programs across the organization. Backed by a deep expertise in GRC, practice leaders understand the organization’s GRC vision, and lead its implementation. Moreover, they are always willing to share best practices with the industry, and to collaborate with teams to find solutions to common GRC challenges.

Mr. Roels won the GRC Practice Leader Award for leading Janssen Research & Development towards stronger quality control audits. He is a highly skilled quality assurance professional with extensive experience in auditing and regulatory agency inspections. Under his guidance, Janssen Research & Development implemented an integrated solution to simplify, streamline, and automate quality audit management. Mr. Roels was hands-on from start to finish - from helping to define the requirements for the solution, to actively participating in user acceptance testing and go-live. He also successfully led the initiative to train end users across the Janssen global R&D operations.

“Thank you to MetricStream for this award,” said Mr. Roels. He continued, “Establishing an integrated approach to quality control audits across Janssen Research & Development has been an immensely rewarding experience. At every turn, we received a great deal of support from key stakeholders and teams across the company. Today, our quality audit processes are stronger than ever, and this award is a validation of our efforts.”

Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman, MetricStream shared,“Mr. Roels stepped up the plate and demonstrated remarkable leadership throughout the project, ensuring that every last detail was taken care of. His knowledge of audit and quality processes is truly remarkable, and we’re honored to collaborate with him.”

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MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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