The CRO’s Role in the Changing Digital Era – Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Time: 8 am PST | 11 am EST


Over the past few decades, the scope of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) has been increasing at an exponential rate. Beyond the traditional risk portfolio, global enterprises are now dealing with extended forms of risks such as third-party risks, reputational risks, geopolitical risks, data privacy risks, and cyber risks. One of the best ways to ensure that companies are sufficiently shielded from the potential pitfalls of risk is by establishing an agile and well-matured risk management program that can align with overall business objectives. In this dynamic business environment, the role of the Chief Risk Officers (CRO) in aligning the enterprise risk culture to ever-changing regulations, becomes critical and pivotal.

During this webinar, our experts will discuss:

  • A roundup of challenges and opportunities ahead in the changing digital era
  • The CRO’s role – what elements are changing; and what will remain same?
  • How adopting a robust risk management strategy can enable CROs make faster decisions
Dr. Bob Mark
Managing Partner
Black Diamond Risk Enterprises

Dr. Bob Mark is a Managing Partner of Black Diamond Risk Enterprises, which provides corporate governance, risk management consulting, risk software tools and transaction services. He is also the Founding Executive Director of the Masters of Financial Engineering Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Dr. Mark was awarded the Financial Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and is cofounder of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA). He serves on several boards. Prior to his current position, he was the Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Dr. Mark was a member of the Management Committee and was also responsible for the Corporate Treasury function. His global responsibility covered all credit, market, and operating risks for all of CIBC as well as for its subsidiaries. Prior to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), he was the partner in charge of the Financial Risk Management Consulting practice at Coopers & Lybrand (C&L), now PwC. The risk management practice at C&L advised clients on risk management issues and was directed toward financial institutions and multinational corporations. This specialty area also coordinated the delivery of the firm’s accounting, tax, control, and litigation services to provide clients with integrated and comprehensive risk management solutions and opportunities.

Brenda Boultwood
SVP, Industry Solutions

Before joining MetricStream Ms. Boultwood was Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Constellation Energy where she led risk management activities for Constellation Energy and its businesses, including defining and assessing enterprise-wide business risks and facilitating proactive decision-making to effectively manage the risks associated with each business line. Prior to joining Constellation Energy, Ms. Boultwood served as Global Head of Strategy, Alternative Investment Services for J.P. Morgan Chase and Company, where she was responsible for developing strategy for the company’s Hedge Fund Services, Private Equity Fund Services, Leveraged Loan Services and Global Derivative Services business lines. Ms. Boultwood also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior manager in its Financial Risk Management Consulting Practice and was employed with Chemical Bank Corporation as a financial engineering associate. In addition, she spent six years teaching in the University of Maryland’s Master of Business Administration program.
Ms. Boultwood is a member of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee, and serves on the Boards of Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO). She previously served as Board Member of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York.

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  • Program Level: Intermediate
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