Juan Ramirez



A Director in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Deloitte

He has been involved in a good number of projects around Basel regulatory capital, risk management, prudent valuation  and IFRS 9 accounting

Prior to joining Deloitte Juan worked 20 years in investment banking in derivatives front office at JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital, Santander and BNP Paribas. Juan holds an MBA from University of Chicago and a BSc in electrical engineering from ICAI in Madrid

Juan is the author of the books “Accounting for Derivatives”, “Handbook of Basel III Capital” and “Handbook of Corporate Equity Derivatives and Equity Capital Markets.

Paul Dobbs

Managing Consultant

Catalyst Development Ltd

Paul is a risk and regulatory specialist having worked within the sectors of banking and capital markets for 15+ years; initially within banking, a global credit rating agency and then risk (including analytics) & regulatory technology. The combination of hands on practical experience combined with the knowledge of the key technologies implemented across the banks operating models has allowed Paul to better understand the key processes and workflows impacting their day-to-day operations. His product knowledge spans across fixed income, derivatives/structured credit, equities through to alternative investments

Jose Luis Chauca-Claros

Credit Stress Testing Manager


Jose Luis Chauca-Claros is Credit Stress Testing Manager at RBS with more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry. He has a Master degree in Economic Analysis and a Master in Business Administration.

Ahraz Sheikh


Parker Fitzgerald

Diederick Potgieter

Risk Specialist, Prudential Regulation Authority

The Bank of England

Diederick is a risk specialist at the Prudential Regulation Authority, The Bank of England. His responsibilities include ICAAP assessments, stress testing and capital management technical reviews. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics and his specialties include credit risk, operational risk, concentration risk, model risk management, stress testing and economic capital frameworks. Before joining the FSA/PRA in 2011 he was Director of Capital Modelling at Barclays bank.

Thomas Steiner



Thomas Steiner is a Partner at BearingPoint and responsible for their firm-wide risk management consultancy practice within their Banking and Capital Markets practice. While Thomas and his team is covering a comprehensive service portfolio for financial institution’s risk controlling and management functions, they have a specific focus on Banking Book risk controlling and management, covering IRRBB, Liquidity risk and FTP. Their services covers governance aspects (e.g. set up the 3 lines of defence concept), development of methodology and ALM software implementation.

Prior to that, he was Head of Requirement Engineering at MEAG Asset Management, responsible for the business requirements of the Risk Controlling/Management function.

Thomas is an ALM expert with more than 15 years’ experience in a variety of different roles in consultancy projects for international acting banking groups. He is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Peter Plochan

EMEA Principal Risk Specialist


FRM certified Risk Management specialist with strong analytical mindset and finance background. By combining my 10+ years of Risk Management experience with SAS Analytical and Risk & Finance Solutions I am uniquely positioned to provide the leading financial institutions with valuable advice for addressing their Risk & Finance management challenges.

My main Finance & Risk Management competency areas include:
- Finance and Risk Management technology;
- Risk regulations ( Basels /CRDs, ICAAP, ILAAP, Solvency II, ORSA);
- Accounting standards: IFRS 9 ;
- Enterprise Risk Management;
- Model Risk Management;
- Financial Risk Management and Asset Liability Management;
- Risk data / analytics;
- Planning, Forecasting, Stress Testing, Scenario analysis and Capital management.
- Risk and Finance integration

I am passionate about helping companies to improve their existing risk and finance processes, providing advice, educating and driving business development in the areas above.

Vassilis Douvalis

Senior Manager

Parker Fitzgerald