Petra Merl has been working in the risk management profession for more than 15 years. Her career includes various roles in Risk Control, most of which were focused on counterparty and market risk control. She worked for Commerzbank AG and was Head of Market Risk in HypoVereinsbank AG, Milan. She joined the OpRisk community 3 years ago and has implemented the Reputational Risk Framework in HypoVereinsbank AG in 2012. Petra is a First Vice President with HypoVereinsbank AG, and is responsible for Operational and Reputational Risk Control in Unicredit Bank AG and has functional authority over all divisional Operational Risk Managers in the AMA Subgroup. Here responsibility encompasses governance, qualitative and quantitative aspects of those risk types. Together with Prof. Thomas Kaiser, she has started a regular exchange of reputational risk management professionals of major German banks and insurance companies, which also resulted in publications and conference presentations. Petra holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Business Administration from University of Regensburg. She is a professional member of the Institute of Operational risk and member of its German chapter’s inner circle. Petra is a Subject Matter Expert in the PRIMIA’s advisory group for Reputational Risk.