Course Speakers


Course speakers

Thomas Ribarits

Head of financial risk department

European Investment Bank

Thomas Ribarits joined the European Investment Bank in 2005 within Financial Risk Management, dealing with loan and funds transfer pricing, performance measurement and Asset and Liability Management.

In 2011 Thomas was advising the EFSF (European Financial Stability Facility), predecessor of the ESM, and implemented a pricing model for programme loans to Ireland and Portugal. Thomas then headed the Pricing Unit in the Credit Risk Department of EIB (credit risk pricing, loan loss reserves, watch listing), setting up a new Economic Capital framework. Between 2013 and 2018 he was heading the Financial Engineering and Advisory Services Division in the Treasury Department before he was appointed Director for Financial Risk Management in September 2018. Thomas holds a PhD degree in system theory and time series analysis and has spent 5 years in Academia at University of Technology Vienna and as post-doc at several European universities.

At EIB he has led research co-operations with Universities and he regularly acts as expert speaker at professional risk and finance conferences.

Krishna Nijanand

Senior Manager, Structural interest rate risk,


Krishna Nijanand is the senior manager, structural interest rate risk in Scotiabank, where he provides independent oversight of risk positions with an appropriate limit, measurement and reporting framework on CAD 1 trillion balance sheet.

Krishna is an experienced treasury and risk management professional with a strong background in asset and liability management (ALM) and in-depth risk measurement and analysis. He is one of the key members to drive implementation of Interest Rate Risk in Banking Book (IRRBB) standard in the bank. His current function includes continuous development and enhancement of structural market risk related metrics, models, policies and governance to keep up with industry best practices and regulatory requirement.

Krishna’s prior role was manager, asset and liability management (ALM) within Group Treasury Balance Sheet Management. He has an MBA from Schulich School of Business, Toronto and he is a CFA charter holder.