JOP 10 3 Authors

The Journal of Operational Risk

Volume 10, Issue 3


Alessandro Lazzarini

Alessandro Lazzarini is a senior consultant at KPMG Advisory, within the Financial Risk Management practice. He works in the Operational Risk Competence Center, with a strong focus on capital modelling and quantitative analysis. His engagements are related to design, implementation and validation of regulatory and economic internal models for banking and insurance groups. Previously, he obtained a MSc in Statistics and Finance at the University of Padua and a BSc in Statistics and Computer Science at the University of Venice.




Andrea Colombo

Andrea works as a senior manager at KPMG Advisory, where he is currently leading the Operational Risk Competence Team within the Financial Risk Management practice and is also a member of KPMG Operational Risk Solution Global Working Group, co-leading activities in EMEA region. His activities encompass both establishing Operational Risk Framework (governance, process and methodologies) and quantitative analytics. He previously worked as senior quantitative analyst in the Risk Management Dept. of Banca Intesa (now Intesa Sanpaolo), where he spent five years in Operational Risk and Credit Derivatives areas. Andrea obtained a MSc in Economics at Bocconi University and a MSc in Management and Production Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.



Silvia Mongelluzzo

Silvia works as capital model manager within the Operational Risk Capital modelling team at Barclays, since February 2015. She graduated in quantitative economics in 2008 and completed a Ph.D. in Bayesian Non Parametric Statistics at the Bocconi University in 2013.  She worked for two years at European Central Bank, on the development of financial models based on cross sectional data (leverage ratio, other volume changes for securities for euro area) and three years at KPMG Advisory, focused on the development and validation of operational risk AMA models, for several Italian and international banking groups.




Sebastian Rick

Sebastian‘s activities at Deloitte comprises both audit as well as advisory services for the banking and financial service industry. In his daily work he focuses on procedures to analyze, evaluate and mitigate risks arising from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and IT-systems, or from external events. Accordingly, he focuses on process auditing and optimization, creation and improvements of multilevel internal control systems (IT controls as well as business process controls), risk analysis techniques as well as data analytic procedures using ACL technology, for instance. These activities particular include helping clients to control and manage OpRisk-related issues regarding financial and nonfinancial business processes, technology, and operations. Beside his daily work, as a member of Deloitte's internal working group on new regulatory requirements and guidelines of competent authorities (e.g. BCBS, ESMA, et al.), he analysis and evaluates their impact on the operational and organizational set up of institutions. Sebastian holds a Master's degree in Risk Management and Regulation as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Finance. Moreover, he is a member of the Frankfurter Institut für Risikomanagement und Regulierung (FIRM) and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.




Gerrit Jan van den Brink

Dr. Gerrit Jan van den Brink is Head of Risk & Compliance of Standard Life in Germany and Austria. In this role he is a member of the Management Team overseeing operational and business risks. Gerrit Jan has entrepreneurial experience as Managing Director and Co-Founder of ValueData7, a data and risk services company for the financial and energy industry. In this capacity he was responsible for the areas of longevity, operational, market and business risk. Within Accenture he was responsible for operational risk and IT-risk management including IT-security projects. Before Gerrit Jan was working in the banking industry as a member of the managing board, Head of Operational Risk, CFO, Financial Controller and Internal Auditor. He was voting member of the credit committee. Gerrit Jan holds a PhD of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, is chartered accountant and lecturer at various universities in Germany and the Netherlands. He is well known for conducting master classes on risk management and audit topics.




Jürgen Bott

Jürgen Bott is professor of finance management at the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern. As visiting professor and guest lecturer, he has associations with several other universities and business schools, eg IESE in Barcelona. He studied business administration at the Julius Echter University of Würzburg as well as Statistics and operations research at Cornell University (New York). He received his doctorate degree from the Goethe University of Frankfurt. Before he started his academic career, he worked with J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bundesbank and McKinsey & Company. He was involved in projects with the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission (EC) and is an academic adviser to the EC, helping to prepare legislative acts or policy initiatives on banking issues.




Udo Milkau

Udo Milkau is Head of Strategy and Market Development in Operations/Services, the transaction banking business segment at DZ BANK. His responsibilities include ‘quantitative' strategic development of DZ BANK's transaction banking from new business moedls to operational risk management. After his academic education in physics, he worked as a research scientist and performed experiments in large collaborations at major European research centres, including CERN, CEA de Saclay and GSI. He received his PhD at Goethe University, Frankfurt. Thereafter, he held management positions in the automotive industry and consulting firms before joining DZ BANK. He is also lecturer at Goethe University Frankfurt, where he delivers courses in transaction banking, and is a member of the Payments Services Working Group of the European Association of Co-operative Banks in Brussels and of the Operation Managers Contract Group of the European Central Bank.




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