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Rahim Hirji & Sonia Baxendale on "Risk Management as an Enabler of Change”

6:00-6:29pm check-in; 6:30pm sharp to 7:30pm fireside chat and audience questions; 7:30-8:15pm networking drinks reception

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Speaker Series

Date: Thursday April 04, 2019 | 06:30 PM - 08:15 PM
Speaker(s): Rahim Hirji, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Manulife; Board Director, Global Risk Institute in Financial Services

In Conversation With: Sonia Baxendale, President and CEO, Global Risk Institute in Financial Services
Topic: “Risk Management as an Enabler of Change”
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $25.00 plus HST per person (includes 1 seat for the presentation and the networking drinks reception)
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Rahim Hirji is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Manulife Financial.  He is responsible for Manulife’s Enterprise Risk Management framework. This includes all aspects of risk management oversight functions worldwide such as credit, market, and insurance and operational risks.

Prior to his appointment in 2011 as Chief Risk Officer, Mr. Hirji was the Chief Financial Officer for the Canadian division of Manulife, a role he held since 2007.  Mr. Hirji previously headed Manulife’s Global Asset Liability Management Operations and has also held various financial and actuarial positions in the company’s corporate, U.S. and Canadian divisions.  Mr. Hirji holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He serves as a Board Director Global Risk Institute in Financial Services.

Sonia Baxendale is President and CEO, Global Risk Institute. She is currently a Director on the Board of Laurentian Bank, Foresters Financial, Hospital for SickKids Foundation and Toronto Artscape Inc.  Sonia has previously served on a number of other corporate and not-for-profit boards. She was previously the President of CIBC Retail Markets.  She led the Retail and Wealth Management businesses from 2005 to 2011. From 1992 to 2011, Sonia played a key role in developing strategy and direction for CIBC and held various leadership roles including Senior Executive Vice-President, CIBC Wealth Management, Executive Vice-President, Asset Management, Card Products and Collections, and Executive Vice-President of Global Private Banking and Investment Management Services.  Prior to CIBC, Sonia held various positions with American Express Canada and Saatchi & Saatchi. Sonia was named one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada” for three years in a row and then joined the ranks of the Top 100 Hall of Fame in 2010.  In 2000, she was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.  She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she was named University of Toronto, Victoria College Alumni of Distinction in 2017. From July 2017 to January 2018, Sonia served as Co-Interim President and CEO of Foresters Financial .  

SERIES SPONSOR: Global Risk Institute in Financial Services 
SESSION CO-HOST: Rotman Master of Financial Risk Management Program 

: Anita Liu | Anita.Liu@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca | 416 978-7066

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