Risk management for the board, executives and non-executives

  • Operational risk, Regulation, governance and compliance
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Key reasons to attend:

  • Gain a more holistic view of risk strategy within your organisation
  • Cultivate a proactive risk culture
  • Ensure alignment of risk appetite with overall strategy 

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About the course

In today’s business landscape, non-executive directors and executive committees face heightened scrutiny from stakeholders, necessitating a more holistic approach to risk management. This course will assist participants with facilitating better communication between senior risk teams and their boards.  

Through case studies and the first-hand experiences of industry-leading tutors, participants will learn how to identify emerging risks, determine risk strategies and foster risk awareness within their organisations. With increasing regulatory pressure for financial institutions to align with the global sustainability agenda, this course prepares attendees to address sustainability challenges and capitalise on emerging opportunities.  

Attendees will leave the course with enhanced leadership capabilities, equipped to make informed decisions and drive organisational success.  

Note: after completing the course, each participant will receive a complimentary copy of ‘The Moorad Choudhry Anthology: past, present, and future principles of banking and finance.’

Pricing options:

  • Early-bird rate: save up to $800 per person by booking in advance
  • 3-for-2 rate: save over $2,000 by booking a group of three attendees 
  • Subscriber reward: save 30% off the standard rate if you are a Risk.net subscriber*
  • Season tickets: a cost-effective purchase for groups of more than 10 delegates. Learn more

*The 30% subscriber reward discount is applicable only to current paid Risk.net subscribers. If this criteria is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and issue an invoice for the correct rate. Discounts cannot be applied to already registered participants.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the evolving scope of the risk oversight apparatus  
  • Examine strategies for the effective management of emerging risks  
  • Address the challenges of sustainability-related disclosures
  • Analyse components of a successful compliance framework
  • Respond to risk oversight failures by learning from case studies
  • Review different risk reports to determine best practices  

Who should attend

Relevant departments may include but are not limited to:  

  • Risk management
  • Executive leadership 
  • Non-executive leadership
  • Chairmen
  • Senior directors
  • Compliance
  • Company secretaries and general counsels 
  • Strategy 


October 1–4, 2024

Live online: Timezones: Emea/Americas


  • Risk identification and assessment
  • Case studies: risk culture lessons learned from board failures
  • Emerging risks
  • Duties of the risk oversight apparatus
  • Sustainability for the Board
  • Risk strategy and appetite
  • Fostering a strong risk culture
  • Risk reporting and communication


  • Moorad Choudhry, Independent non-executive director, Recognise Bank
  • Elena Pykhova, Director and founder, The OpRisk Company
  • Julien Haye, Managing director and founder, Aevitium
  • Navin Rauniar, Sustainability partner, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association
  • Jennifer Geary, Former managing director, chief operating officer and chief risk officer 

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Moorad Choudhry

Independent non-executive director

Recognise Bank

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Moorad Choudhry is an esteemed banker and board non-executive director with diverse experience across various banking models. Moorad’s expertise includes financial strategy, balance sheet risk management, bond portfolio management, and treasury asset-liability management (ALM).

He has chaired the Asset-Liability Committee (ALCO) at different banks and led investor roadshows and bond issuance processes. Currently, Moorad is a non-executive director at Recognise Bank Limited, Loughborough Building Society, and Wandle Housing Association. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent Business School and sits on the advisory board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF).

Elena Pykhova Risk Learning Faculty

Director and founder

The OpRisk Company

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Elena Pykhova is award-winning risk expert, author, international trainer and educator. She is the founder of a boutique risk management consultancy, The OpRisk company, specializing in risk transformation, board and executive level advice on effective operational and enterprise risk management strategy, design and implementation. Elena is an author of a best-selling book, Operational Risk Management in Financial Services: A Practical Guide to Establishing Effective Solutions. She is a renowned educator, running public and in-house training courses in the UK and internationally for world-leading organisations including the London Stock Exchange Group Academy, the Moller Center Cambridge University and the Institute of Internal Auditors. Elena is a thought leader, influencer and founder of a prominent industry think tank, the Best Practice Operational Risk Forum. She is a former Director for Education at the Institute of Operational Risk and chair of the Expert Panel for the Association of Foreign Banks. Passionate about the discipline, she founded her training and consulting practice after 20 years of experience in senior roles at Fortune 500 companies.


“Elena is an excellent, fun and knowledgeable trainer” 

“Elena was excellent at providing practical examples.”

“Elena is very knowledgeable and does not only share the information but is also able to explain and answer to question with good examples.”

“Elena is a very knowledgeable speaker…and her presentations keep me engaged throughout”

Julien Haye Risk Learning Faculty

Managing Director


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With over 23 years of experience in the financial service industry, Julien is a commercially astute risk expert who understands the vital connection between people, culture and effective risk management. He has held diverse roles throughout his careers, from front-office trader to chief risk officer and transformation leader, giving him a unique perspective on the intersection of human behaviour and risk assessment.

His expertise lies in helping organisations to turn their risk, compliance, and assurance management functions into strategic business enablers while nurturing an inclusive and psychologically safe culture. He also has successfully led organisations through complex risk and compliance transformations, establishing effective risk management capabilities and governance, all while prioritising and fostering psychological safety. By delivering a stronger risk narrative for clients and strengthening their license to operate, he has shown that creating a people-centric risk management approach is not only beneficial but also a strategic competitive advantage.

Navin Rauniar Risk Learning Faculty

Sustainability advisor


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Navin is an ex-banking professional, and most recently was working as a senior leader and practitioner, with 20+ years of banking, corporate, and big four experience. He advises board and CxO members across business and technology, using domain expertise that focuses on sustainability, capital markets, and risk management, driven by prudential regulation in ESG, climate risk, carbon markets, sustainable financing, net zero, and capital management impacting an institutions’ strategy, governance, and implementation.

Navin was most recently leading the sustainability business and technology delivery for TCS and Tata clients. His international experience assisted in building diverse global teams.

Navin sits on a number of government and private industry committees, developing and influencing public policy on sustainability standards. Navin supports the financial markets community via mentoring of professionals and serving as the co-chair of the PRMIA ESG Working Group & PRMIA SteerCo. He is a regular speaker and chair at conferences, as well as a frequent commentator and author to the media on financial market regulations, including a column on sustainability that is published in ILFR.

Jennifer Geary

Managing director, COO, CRO


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With over 25 years of seasoned experience in finance, technology, and risk, Jennifer Geary has forged an impressive career that spans diverse industries from financial services to not-for-profit organizations. Holding roles such as Managing Director (MD), Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Geary brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge and leadership.

A best-selling author, Geary has penned three influential business books: “How to be a Chief Operating Officer,” “How to be a Chief Risk Officer,” and “How to be a Chief People Officer.” 

Geary continues to inspire others through regular speaking engagements and advisory roles. 

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October 1–4, 2024

Online, Emea/Americas



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