Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Citibank Canada. Responsible for managing credit, market, liquidity, operational and pension fund risks, and implementing all related regulatory requirements Chairs the Risk Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Citi Trust Company of Canada. Previously, Managing Director of Operational Risk at Citigroup; responsible for the development and implementation of the operational risk policy and standards globally and managing all related Federal Reserve and OCC interactions.
Extensive experience in re-engineering departments, including the operational risk department, corporate insurance management at BMO and the CRO department of CIBC Capital Markets. Re-engineered the asset liability management at CIBC and RBC from reporting to active portfolio management.
As a serial intrapreneur, founder of the Risk Management Department at Citibank Canada, the Risk Committee and the Cyber Risk Committee. Founder of the Operational Risk Department, the Options Hedging Group and the Risk Management Business Development and Consulting Group at CIBC. Started-up the Treasury Strategy Group, and the Strategic Funding Group at BRC.
Founder and Chair of the Industry Group on Operation Risk, which included the operational risk heads of the major global banks. The Group advised the Basle Committee on Operational Risk Sound Practices and Capital Requirements. Many of the Group’s recommendations were adopted in Basel II.
Has had leadership roles in asset liability management, capital market financing, structured derivatives, securitization and corporate insurance at several global banks, and was assistant Treasurer at RBC. Has consulted to major global banks and leading risk system vendors.
Developed the first industry operational risk measurement model.
Teaches and has taught advanced risk management courses at several universities at the MBA and Master's degree level, and for international executive programs. Has published chapters on operational risk management in three books. Is a regular speaker at leading risk management conferences.
Has an MBA and MSC in physics