Gulf One's Rowan: Op risk value lies in strategy

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Standards of operational risk and Basel II compliance in financial institutions across the Middle East region are patchy. While the very best banks in the area are at developed-country levels, many still have a long way to go and are taking their time getting there. This is a concern for Dean Rowan, one of the Middle East's most experienced operational risk managers and chief risk officer at Bahrain's Gulf One Investment Bank. He says, "It is a journey and there is still a long way to go."


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