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The Global Risk Institute Appoints New President and CEO

APRIL 26, 2015


GRI is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Nesbitt as its new President and CEO, effective May 1, 2015.

This appointment follows Dr. Michel Maila’s decision to retire as President and CEO of GRI after three years’ service in the role. “Michel Maila has led GRI from a start-up to a successful organization, and we are most grateful to him for his excellent contribution over the past three years. We look forward to a continuing association with Michel which will enable us to tap in to his vast risk management expertise”, said Paul Cantor, Chair of GRI.

Speaking about Richard Nesbitt’s appointment, Mr. Cantor added, “I am delighted that an individual of Richard’s caliber has agreed to become our new President and CEO. Richard has experience of working at the highest level in financial services, as well as teaching and research. Together with his wider commitment to public service, I am sure he will be an outstanding President and Chief Executive Officer as we seek to continue to grow GRI and build upon our recent successes.”

Commenting on his new role, Richard Nesbitt said, “GRI has grown significantly since its inception four years ago. From our strong Canadian base we have the opportunity to build upon GRI’s accomplishments and to further our reach globally.”