January 24, 2012 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, is joining an influential group of world leaders to drive a timely analysis of the risks that are shaping the global economy. Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman of MetricStream, will moderate the third Horasis Annual Meeting on the theme ‘Thriving on Risk’ with prominent policy-makers, senior business executives and thought leaders from around the world to equip institutions to understand and respond to global risks.

The influential forum convenes on 24-25 January, 2012 in Zurich, and precedes the World Economic Forum in Davos. The remarkable line-up of statesmen, business and thought leaders attending the event include:

  • Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of Latvia
  • Kris Peeters, Minister-President of Flanders, Belgium
  • Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman of Hasbro
  • Erik Essiger, Chairman of Emirates Capital
  • Jacques Rogozinski, General Manager of Inter-American Investment Corporation
  • Mikael Hagstrom, President International at SAS

The ongoing financial crisis and economic uncertainty has highlighted the importance of a rigorous approach to understanding the complexity of risks that face global corporations, governments and the society at large. MetricStream’s risk management strategies and solutions help enable organizations to mitigate risks better, and capture associated opportunities by providing the risk intelligence needed to enable decision-makers to understand key risks and respond to them proactively.

Expressing his thoughts on facilitating the discussions at the forum, Gunjan Sinha said, “I am looking forward to engaging in a thorough discussion on the critical connections between key global risks and risk intelligence critical for stakeholders and decision-makers. We hope to inspire a fresh thinking that proactively addresses the causes, rather than the symptoms, of risk especially with respect to governance issues.”

Horasis is an independent international organization committed to providing strategic direction and foresight on the most critical challenges facing corporations. Horasis conducts yearly meetings to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations. The meetings are attended by Chief Executive Officers, government officials, and thought leaders who share a common interest in shaping and rebuilding our global economies. MetricStream is a long-standing Horasis partner, and MetricStream’s executive leaders have been active contributors to Horasis meetings and forums.

“We are delighted to have MetricStream as a partner for this event, and to drive the discussion on how to make sense of this new era of risk, as the periods ahead are going to be challenging and tumultuous,” said Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis: The Global Business Community. “Based on its extensive experience in enabling effective risk management and corporate governance for global organizations, MetricStream’s contribution to the forum will be invaluable in helping participants identify relevant business issues and develop interdisciplinary solutions.”

"It's timely and appropriate for MetricStream, as a global leader in risk management solutions, to be involved in the discussion on surviving in and making sense of the new era of risk,” said Shankar Bhaskaran, General Manager and Vice President of International Business Operations at MetricStream, who joins Gunjan Sinha in Zurich. “MetricStream has long understood that effective risk management is not only about reducing the downsides; it is also about seizing the opportunities for innovation and growth. We're glad to share what we've learned from a diverse client base in banking, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, energy and utilities, food services, manufacturing and airlines - industries sharply focusing their efforts on galvanizing organizational forces to create a culture of risk awareness among employees at all levels - not just in corporate boardrooms.”

About MetricStream

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.(www.metricstream.com).

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