Risk & compliance culture - How does the risk management function support the wider business

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Risk & compliance culture - How does the risk management function support the wider business

About the speakers
  • Carolina Thomaz
    Carolina Thomaz
    Chief Risk Officer at Itaú Private Bank Zurich
    Carolina Thomaz is the Chief Risk Officer at Itaú Private Bank in Zurich. In her role, she is responsible for Market, Liquidity, Counterparty and Operational risks, as well as Compliance, Information Security and Suitability. Prior to Itaú, Carolina was the CRO of Sygnum Bank. Sygnum is the world's first digital asset bank, founded on Swiss and Singapore heritage. Before joining Sygnum, Carolina worked as the Head of Risk Management at Itaú Private Bank in Zurich, where she was responsible for managing financial and operational risks, as well as leading digital transformation projects. Previously, she was a Project Manager at Vale, a multinational mining corporation, where she managed a portfolio of risk management projects globally. Carolina holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
  • Adam Ennamli
    Adam Ennamli
    Chief Risk Officer at General Bank Of Canada
    Adam Ennamli is the current Chief Risk Officer at General Bank of Canada, overseeing the evolution and management of all enterprise-wide risks. He leverages over 15 years of risk management, compliance, and operations leadership experience at major financial and technology institutions globally, including Thomson Reuters, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and National Bank of Canada. In his prior roles, Adam spearheaded the development of risk management, governance and compliance programs driving strategic decision-making and prudent growth. He holds an MBA from HEC Montreal as well as multiple ESG certifications, complementing his expertise across ERM, cyber security, operational resilience, and technology. Adam is recognized for enabling companies to build durable competitive advantages through world-class capabilities.

Key takeaways

Can you briefly describe risk management in finance/fintech's?

How do you ensure compliance with global financial regulations?

How would you handle a data breach or cyber-attack?

How do you promote a risk- aware culture within the organisation?

How do you balance innovation and risk?