User:Risk Culture Builder

From Open Risk Manual

Horst Simon has been in commercial banking and the risk management consultancy industries for almost 4 decades. During his earlier career in Africa he supported the capacity building program of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI), training Central Bank Supervisors in Africa in Operational Risk Management. He also represented Lesotho in the World Bank project to review and improve payment systems in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). After a career of almost 25 years in Southern Africa, Horst started his work in the Middle East in 2005 at (the now) Emirates NBD Group, where he was tasked with building an Operational Risk Management function for the Group. He held previous operational risk and banking operations positions with Barclays Bank plc and with the Standard Bank Group of South-Africa Ltd, living in 4 countries and working in more than 20 on short-and long-term assignments. As Head of Risk Technology in Mashreq Bank in the United Arab Emirates, he pioneered the concept of Risk Technology Management; the implementation of a strategic risk mitigation framework to achieve active risk management capability, support good risk governance and ensure sustainable competitive advantage Since 2010 he is a Risk Management Consultant and Trainer and was associated with leading global players in the field of Risk Management Consultancy and Training as well as Business Process Outsourcing. Most recently; he was a full-time Director-Trainer with Moody’s Analytics where he delivered Non-Financial Risk Management Training and co-developed an Operational Risk Leadership training program for a large Global bank. In 2011 he built an on-line Risk Culture Maturity Assessment tool with a leading UK Consultancy and the next year he contributed to the Institute of Risk Management’s Guidance Papers on Risk Culture. His special interest is in the field of People Risk and he has delivered many risk management training workshops in Africa, Asia and the GCC. He also regularly presents at international conferences on the Mitigation of People Risk, Risk Culture Building and other enterprise risk management topics. He owns two professional groups on Linked-In and runs a virtual community on “The Future of Risk Management” at the Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.