Risk management for the board, executives and non-executives

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

  • Explore strategies to effectively manage emerging risks 

  • Acquire the knowledge to cultivate a robust risk culture within your organisation

  • Gain expertise in interpreting and constructing comprehensive risk reports

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About the course

Designed to address the core challenges faced by boards, and executive and non-executive leadership in today’s business landscape, this course will empower participants to navigate uncertainties with confidence. Key difficulties will be addressed associated with ensuring the risk function takes on a strategic role and the interpretation of risk reports. 

With increasing regulatory pressure to respond to climate change, this course will examine how the board can best address climate risk, among other emerging risks. 

Throughout the course, participants will explore how to manage important diverse enterprise risks, while gaining the skills to align risk management with the organisational objectives and overall strategy.  

Industry experts will provide insights into transforming compliance into a strategic function by establishing effective processes, teams and tools that address compliance risks. 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the scope and responsibilities of the risk oversight apparatus 

  • Discover why a better understanding of risk management is critical for strategic success

  • Strengthen governance frameworks

  • Analyse components of a successful compliance framework

  • Respond to risk oversight failures by learning from case studies

  • Ensure alignment of risk appetite with overall strategy

Who should attend

Relevant departments may include but are not limited to:  

  • Risk management

  • Executive leadership 

  • Non-executive leadership

  • Compliance


November 7–10, 2023

Live online: Timezones: Emea/Americas


  • Fostering a strong risk culture

  • Risk reporting and communication

  • Emerging risks

  • Duties of the risk oversight apparatus

  • Risk identification and assessment

  • Case studies: lessons learned from recent board failures

  • Effective risk governance

  • Risk strategy and appetite


  • Elena Pykhova, Director and founder, The OpRisk Company

  • Moorad Choudhry, Independent non-executive director, Recognise Bank

  • Diego Fiorito, Chief financial officer, DMF Inversiones

  • Jennifer Geary, Managing director, COO, CRO, independent

  • Julien Haye, Managing director and founder, Aevitium

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Elena Pykhova Risk Learning Faculty

Director and founder

The OpRisk Company

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Elena Pykhova is an op risk executive specialising in strategy, design and implementation of firm-wide risk frameworks. 

She is the author of a best-selling book, Operational risk management in financial services: a practical guide to establishing effective solutions.
Pykhova 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 Centre Cambridge University and Risk.net. 
She is a thought-leader, influencer and founder of a prominent industry think tank, the Best Practice Operational Risk Forum. 
Pykhova 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.

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).

Diego Fiorito

Chief financial officer

DMF Inversiones

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A seasoned financial and risk management expert, Diego Fiorito has dedicated more than 25 years to global banking and financial institutions, with over 10 years in managerial and executive roles. Currently, as the Chief Financial Officer at DMF Inversiones LLC, Fiorito leads finance, strategy, and investments, overseeing all financial operations and decision-making processes in the company. Before joining DMF Inversiones, Fiorito served as the Chief Risk Officer at HSBC..

Fiorito is also an accomplished author, having penned four books: “The Opportunity to Change,” “Risk Management,” “The Plot of the Fight against Poverty,” and “Enterprise Risk Management.” Additionally, he is leading an investment project in the United States.

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. 

Julien Haye

Managing Director


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Julien provides independent risk consultancy and advisory services, specialising in helping organisations to navigate complex regulatory and risk landscapes. With over 23 years of experience in the financial service industry, he is a commercially astute risk expert who understands the vital connection between people, culture and effective risk management. Throughout his career, he has held diverse roles, 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. Beyond his professional roles, he is a public speaker and writer, passionate about sharing his expertise on risk management. In his upcoming book, he delves into the critical connection between risk management practices and creating psychologically safe workplaces.

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November 7–10, 2023

Online, Emea/Americas



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