Annual Chief Risk Officers Roundtable


Date: Wednesday, April 18th 2018

Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers, 300 Madison Avenue, Auditorium, New York, NY

Time: Registration & Cocktails 5:30 PM – Program Start 6:15 PM 


Please join us for a conversation with our distinguished panel of Chief Risk Officers, who will be sharing perspectives on a broad set of topics including:
  • What risks figure prominently on the CRO agenda in 2018?
  • How are changes in the regulatory climate affecting risk management?
  • What are the opportunities and risk implications of tax reform?
  • How are digital technologies impacting the operating model for risk management and compliance?
  • How are the skills required of risk managers changing?
Philippa Girling, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Investors Bank
Ms. Girling is Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at Investors Bank. She was previously Chief Business Risk Officer - SVP, at Capital One Commercial Bank. She has over 20 years of experience in the global financial services industry. She is a recognized risk management leader in the industry and was named one of the decade's "Top Fifty Faces of Operational Risk".
In addition to authoring two Operational Risk textbooks, she is also an active public speaker on Risk Management topics.
Holding New York Bar and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) qualifications, she was also recognized in 2014 by Working Mother Magazine as one of the top 100 Working Mothers in America.  She lives in Montclair, NJ, where she and her husband Joe raised their five daughters.
Ms. Girling received her undergraduate law degree from University of East Anglia, UK, and her PhD in Global Affairs from Rutgers University, USA. 
Bennett W. Golub, Chief Risk Officer, BlackRock, Inc.
Ben Golub is a member of the Global Executive Committee and co-head of the Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group of BlackRock. Dr. Golub has served as Chief Risk Officer since 2009. Dr. Golub is responsible for the investment, counterparty, technology and operational risk of BlackRock. Dr. Golub is also the chair of BlackRock's Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
Previously at BlackRock, Dr. Golub was co-head and co-founder of BlackRock Solutions, BlackRock's risk advisory business beginning in 1995. Dr. Golub also served as the acting CEO of Trepp, LLC., a former BlackRock affiliate that pioneered the creation and distribution of data and models for collateralized commercial-backed securities beginning in 1996.
In 1988, Dr. Golub was one of the eight founding partners of Blackstone Financial Management LP, from which BlackRock Inc. . Prior to the founding of BlackRock, Dr. Golub was a Vice President at The First Boston Corporation beginning in 1985 where he established the Financial Engineering Group. During his tenure, the group structured over $25 billion of bonds, including many innovative collateralized mortgage obligations and asset-backed securities.
Dr. Golub earned an SB in Management in 1978, an SM in Management in 1982, and a PhD in Applied Economics and Finance in 1984, all from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Stuart Lewis, Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank 
Stuart was appointed to the Management Board as Chief Risk Officer in June 2012. He joined Deutsche Bank in 1996 from Credit Suisse where he was Head of European Credit Risk Management, a position he held for four years.

In his 20-year career at Deutsche Bank, Stuart has assumed a number of senior positions. In the two years prior to his current role, he was Deputy Chief Risk Officer and Chief Risk Officer for the Corporate and Investment Bank. Previous roles included Global Chief Credit Officer, Global Head of Loan Exposure Management Group and Chief Credit Officer for Asia Pacific.
Stuart attended the University of Dundee where he obtained an LLB (hons). He also holds an LLM (merit) from the London School of Economics and took the Law Society Finals Examinations at the College of Law, Guildford. 

In January, 2016 Stuart was elected to serve as chair of the International Financial Risk Institute (IFRI)Executive Committee. He was recently awarded the visiting professor title at the London School of Economics (LSE) Finance Department as he is a regular guest speaker on the MSc Risk and Finance Programme where he was involved in establishing and advising on the content of this course. In addition, Stuart works in partnership with LSE's internationally renowned Financial Markets Group, through his support of the Deutsche Bank Doctoral Fellowship Programme.
In March 2013, Stuart was elected to the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Board of Trustees.
David Wildermuth, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Goldman Sachs
David is the firm's deputy chief risk officer, with oversight for credit risk, debt underwriting, enterprise risk and liquidity risk. He is chair of the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses Committee and co-chair of the Goldman Sachs Bank USA Bank Investment Committee. David is also a member of the Firmwide Risk Committee, Firmwide Capital Committee, Firmwide Enterprise Risk Committee, Firmwide Model Risk Control Committee, Risk Governance Committee, Firmwide Investment Policy Committee and the Investment Banking Division Growth Investing Committee.
David is a director of Goldman Sachs International Bank and co-sponsor of the Risk People Development Committee and the Finance and Risk Women's Network. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 and was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2010.
David serves on the Board of Trustees of the East Harlem Scholars Academy. David earned an AB in Computer Science and Economics from Dartmouth College.


Dietmar Serbee, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Co-Chairman, RMA New York Chapter
Mr. Dietmar Serbee is a Partner and ERM leader in PwC's FS Advisory practice. He advises global financial institutions in adapting their governance, risk management, and compliance capabilities in anticipation of regulatory requirements or market changes. Dietmar's recent work has focused on improving the operating model for risk and compliance management across banks, including the design of Risk and Compliance functions and the application of Heightened Standards and Enhanced Prudential Standards. He advises banks on how to improve the effectiveness of risk governance at the Board and management committee levels, and he works with CROs on risk culture, capital stress testing, material risk identification processes, and the management of business practices risk.
Mr. Serbee is a Board member of the RMA's New York Chapter. He holds a Bachelor in International Management from Edhec Business School in Lille, France, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He lives in New York.
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Thank you to PricewaterhouseCoopers for hosting this program. 

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