Speakers

Speakers

Course speakers

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Neels Vosloo

Head of EMEA Regulatory Risk

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Sofia Spinelli

Financial risk quantitative analyst

UniCredit S.p.A

Sofia Spinelli works in the financial risk methodologies team at UniCredit Group, which she joined in 2014. She has a specific focus on Market Risk models. Sofia is actively involved in the development of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book. She holds an MSc in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

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Thomas Obitz

Director

RiskTransform

Thomas Obitz is the founder of RiskTransform, a specialist consultancy focussing on risk transformation and business architecture for risk. He is both a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP FRM) and a TOGAF certified enterprise architect. Thomas has more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry, and 15 years in Financial Services, in particular in Investment Banking and Capital Markets.

Thomas has experience leading large-scale enterprise wide transformation programmes in particular in risk related initiatives. He has worked with enterprise architecture groups reviewing and developing application landscapes and IT capabilities, in alignment with the corporation’s processes and value propositions. At the moment, his key focus area is the impact of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). 

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Dipak Chotai

Managing director

JD Risk Solutions

Dipak Chotai is the founder of a specialist consultancy firm, JD Risk Solutions, and is a veteran of risk management. He was most recently a Managing Director at UBS reporting into the Global Head of FX, Rates and Credit as the Head of Risk Management for the fixed income business, and was part of the IB leadership team. 

Dipak was also responsible for FRTB implementation for the business sitting on cross business committees, industry working groups and initiatives. 

Throughout his 17-year tenure at UBS, Dipak has occupied roles within technology, middle office, and front office. Notably, Dipak was a senior trader on the XVA desk during the financial crisis. 

Dipak has also served on CCP Risk Committees and Default Management Committees, and on the boards of OTCDerivNet and CreditDerivClear.