Speakers

Speakers

All of our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and experienced industry practitioners. Here are some of the recent tutors who's sessions received excellent feedback from the course participants:

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Jeremy Holmes

Director, advisory & oversight, GRM operational risk, corporate functions

RBC

Jeremy is Director, Operational Risk, Corporate Functions at RBC.  Within his current role, Jeremy is responsible for providing Oversight and Challenge to RBC’s Technology and Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Group Risk Management, Compliance, AML, Internal Audit and a collection of units within the CAO globally.  Jeremy has 20 years of financial industry experience, including 7 years in reporting and oversight roles in the CAMLO office of RBC, 5 years as an Operational Risk Advisor at TD and RBC, and 3 years in Internal Audit at TD Financial Group.   His team has successfully rolled out a Program Maturity Assessment across the Corporate Functions at RBC to objectively evaluate the breadth and maturity of the Operational Risk Program in each unit, thereby allowing management and the lines of business the ability to understand the level of embeddedness of the Operational Risk Management program in Corporate Functions.

Daniel Wynne

LIBOR Transition SME

National Australia Bank

Daniel is the SME to National Australia Bank’s Financial Benchmarks Project. Based in the UK branch he is advising on new RFR product development, customer outreach and internal training and monitoring industry trends across London and New York.  Daniel is a member of the Bank of England’s Cash Legacy Transition Task Force. Prior to working at NAB, Daniel has worked on a number of large scale regulatory and market structure change projects across major financial institutions

Rohan Kataria

Head of execution for WMR traded risk stress testing

HSBC

Rohan Kataria is the Head of Execution for Traded Risk Stress Testing at HSBC since early 2019. He is responsible for Planning, Execution and Delivery of Trading Risk Stress Testing at the Group Level, includes both Market Risk and Counterparty Credit Risk. He is involved in various stress tests submissions, including PRA and EBA.

Previously Rohan worked with Credit Suisse in London for 8 years. His recent role was an ICAAP Market Risk Manager.  He was responsible for Pillar 2A assessment for Market Risk for UK legal entities. Overall, Rohan has 15+ years of experience in various roles including but not limited to stress testing, scenario analysis, front-to-back processes, trade lifecycle, regulatory capital & reporting.

Rohan holds an Executive MBA degree from London Business School and is FRM (GARP) certified. He did his graduation in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) , Mumbai.

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Rogelio Cuevas

Senior Manager, Data Scientist

TD Bank

Rogelio Cuevas is a Data Scientist, Senior Manager at TD Bank where his main responsibility is providing data science and machine learning solutions for different lines of business. Prior to his tenure with TD Bank, he was a Data Scientist at Scotiabank where he developed credit risk models in retail banking through the prototyping and implementation of machine learning techniques. 

He is an active member of the Toronto data science community where he offers mentoring and training to professionals. Part of these activities include being a panelist at Rotman School of Business, mentor at Insight Data Science Toronto and invited speaker at University of Toronto. 

Before his experience in the financial sector, Rogelio contributed with IBM through its Cognitive Class initiative, formerly known as Big Data University. 

Rogelio has a strong academic background and research experience that he acquired working in academic institutions that include McMaster University, Duke University and The University of Western Ontario. 
 

Darryl Abdoelgafoer

recovery and Resolution planning specialist

Eurex Clearing

Darryl F. Abdoelgafoer is responsible for the recovery and resolution planning at Eurex Clearing. Prior to joining Eurex Clearing, Darryl worked for over 3 years at De Nederlandsche Bank, the Dutch Central Bank and National Resolution Authority. Here he was responsible for the resolution planning of Dutch (significant) banks and was part of resolution colleges of foreign banks. Besides that, Darryl was also responsible for policy topics, e.g. valuation in resolution, continued access to FMIs, and data requirements. 

Krishna Hijanand

senior manager of structural interest rate risk

Scotiabank

Alex Daminoff

Director, counterparty risk

Citi

Alex Daminoff is a head of the Cross-Asset Risk and Stress Testing Quantitative Development team at Citigroup. He is responsible for all Derivatives Analytics in support of Counterparty Credit Risk Exposure Management, Credit Limit Monitoring, Risk Capital, Regulatory and Internal Product Stress Testing. Prior to joining Citi in 2011, Alex occupied similar positions at several large International Financial institutions, such as JP Morgan Chase, Inc., Bloomberg LP and Morgan Stanley, Inc.

Alex holds a MEng in Control Theory from the State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Marco Ossanna

CRO, US FCM

HSBC

Marco Ossanna is Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for the Futures Commission Merchant at HSBC Securities USA Inc.  Mr.Ossanna has worked as subject matter expert of Central Clearing Counterparties (CCPs) at HSBC since June 2014 advising the FCM on establishing risk appetite and managing exposure towards Clearing Houses.

From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Ossanna, was Executive Director at Chicago Mercantile Exchange, in charge of Clearing Membership, Risk Management and Default Management for Over-the-Counter Derivatives.

From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Ossanna was Executive Vice President and Global Risk Officer of Structured Equity Derivatives at Intesa Sanpaolo, supervising teams in New York and London. In 1990's he worked in the Research Department of Banca Commerciale Italiana in Milan, Italy, publishing market wide bank sector analysis and bank's strategic papers supporting the CEO.

Mr. Ossanna received a Laurea in Economics from the Universita' degli Studi di Pavia in 1991 and he is a Certified European Financial Analyst. He is also an active member of industry groups and periodically represent HSBC at meetings with Regulators on matters concerning derivatives and clearing.

Mike Brunetto

Associate Director, GRM Operational Risk, Corporate Functions

RBC

Michael is currently an Associate Director of Operational Risk, Corporate Functions at RBC.  Within his current role, Michael is responsible for providing Oversight and Challenge to RBC’s Human Resources, Finance, Group Risk Management, Compliance, AML, Internal Audit and the Office of the CAO.  Michael has over 20 years of both financial and insurance industry experience, including the last 4 years in a second line capacity at RBC.  Michael has been an integral partner in the successful roll out of the Program Maturity Assessment across the Corporate Functions to objectively evaluate the breadth and maturity of several Operational Risk Programs in each unit.

Armel R. Kouassi

Senior Vice President

Northern Trust Corporation

Armel R. Kouassi is a seasoned banking and finance professional with over 15 years of experience in financial services.  He has worked and lived in numerous locations throughout the United States, Europe & Africa. Mr. Kouassi is Senior Vice President at Northern Trust Corporation. Armel has shifted between private equity, entrepreneurial and senior banking roles in his career. Armel is a frequent speaker and author in banking and risk magazines in Africa, Latin America, USA and Europe, he is certified Financial Risk Professional and a member of Global Association of Risk Professional. 

Armel received an MBA from the Wharton School, a Master’s in finance from ESCP Europe, France and a Master’s in statistics and economy with Honors from ENSEA, Cote d’Ivoire. Armel is a father of 3 girls, fluent in English, French and German, he is passionate of Economic Empowerments, Global Affairs, Arts and Music. Member of the Board of Directors of the 12.14 Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering well-being in children by instilling grit and resilience. Member of the Board of Directors of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Armel is also member of the FinTech Advisory Board at the Center of Financial Professional. Member of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, the Aspen’s Society of Fellows and the Manhattan Institute’s Young Leaders Circle.