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Risk Management in the Middle East

October 25, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Managing Risk as an Expatriate

Frank Massey, Vice President and Head of Risk Management with Riyad Bank, speaks on the Opportunities and Challenges of Managing Risk as an Expatriate. Gain insights and lessons learned from a Canadian expatriate in building a risk management department from ground zero. Find out what you can do to run a successful risk management team internationally.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Opportunities and challenges working as an expatriate
  • Strategies to adapt to cultural differences and communication styles
  • How to set up a regulatory governance program
  • How to reengineer the application decision process
  • How to manage a decision support solutions program

Managing financial risk in an environment one is accustomed to presents enough challenges. However, those challenges take on new dimensions when you are an expatriate. Working as an expatriate can open up tremendous opportunities, but what are the expectations? How can differences in communications styles and engagement strategies be factored in?

In this session we will examine the insights and lessons learned from starting a risk management team from scratch, spearheading a regulatory governance program – retail banking Basel compliance, reengineering the application decision process, and managing a decision support solutions program.

Frank Massey

Frank Massey

Frank is a thought leader in Risk Management with expertise in regulatory governance, risk strategy, and credit policy. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Credit Scoring and Risk Strategy Association (CSRSA) of Canada and has presented at the annual CSRSA conferences. Frank has held progressive roles with American Express, CIBC and Scotiabank.

 As an expatriate, Frank gained international experience by working in the Middle East and North Africa. During his exemplary tenure at Riyad Bank, he became sought-after as an internal consultant to the C-Suite team. Frank has expanded his executive latitude to that of a top-level decision-maker and unique strategist.

Driven by a personal belief that Risk Management is an asset to a company, his stoic leadership has provided corporations with the reassurance needed to navigate global business expansion with confidence in the face of constant regulatory changes. Frank holds a degree in computer science and statistics as well as an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.



Date :
October 25, 2016
Heure :
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Global Risk Institute
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Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H7 Canada
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