The Professional Risk Managers International Association (Prmia) has opened six new offices with a new regional director named to lead each of them. The new offices are in San Francisco and Vancouver in North America; Munich, Athens and Istanbul in Europe; and Indonesia in Asia.Carlos Blanco, an independent consultant who focuses on risk governance and enterprise-wide risk management, leads the San Francisco office, while Glen Donaldson heads the Vancouver office. Donaldson is president and chief executive of risk management and financial analytics software vendor Quadrus Financial Technologies.
In Europe, Dominik Dersch, senior analyst in risk analytics and consulting at Germany's HypoVereinsbank, heads the Munich office. At the bank he is responsible for defining and implementing models and tools for risk management. Georgios Papadimitriou takes the top post in the new Greek chapter in Athens. He works for consultancy Ernst and Young as a supervisor for risk management in the global financial services department. In Istanbul, Ercan Erguzel becomes the regional director. He works at TSKB Bank as a supervisor in internal audit, where he is also involved in modelling probability of default and pricing for credit and market risk activities.
Antonius Alijoyo takes the top post at the Indonesia chapter. He is president and senior partner at Indonesian consultancy RSM/AAJ Associates.
In addition, Prmia has replaced Philip Merrill, regional co-director of its New York chapter - the organisation’s biggest, with more than 4,000 members. Noelle-Claire Le Cann, vice-president of alternative investments at Carlin Financial, a network of affiliated broker-dealers, takes up the post. There she is responsible for evaluating hedge fund managers’ performance and risk management techniques.
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