Peter Kohut

Peter Kohut


Over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, including investment banking, commercial banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance, with significant expertise in project leadership and management; risk advisory and management on senior executive and business unit level on enterprise risk management, credit / market / operational risk, Basel II / Solvency II, capital management, treasury and liquidity management; quantitative finance; business setup and business performance management. Proven track record of innovation and entrepreneurial abilities with strong strategic and leadership aptitude. Recent achievements include the successful establishment of a multi-million dollar financial services risk practice for Ernst & Young in Singapore with significant market penetration in ASEAN.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Freelance Consulting and Contracting

PVK Consulting
Providing advisory, training and program management services on a contract basis for banking, private banking, asset management, and private clients on matters of: - Enterprise risk management - Strategic risk profiling - Economic capital and value-based management - Risk frameworks for credit, market, operational risk - Quantification and modeling Global opportunities are welcome.
Jan 2005 - Mar 2009

Executive Director Risk Management

Ernst & Young
Successfully established, grew and managed the financial services risk advisory business for the ASEAN region at Ernst & Young. This included identification of business development and market penetration strategies across the region, establishing key network of clients and prospect relationships, development of internal capabilities and resources and driving innovation programs to support regional and global offerings. Ensured successful delivery of engagements and acted as a subject matter expert on risk, finance, performance and compliance projects. Representative engagements: • Credit Model development and validation • Credit risk framework implementation • Credit policy development • Large scale operational risk management implementation • Conglomerate risk governance design and assessment • Basel II ICAAP Program Design and Implementation • Basel II Gap Analysis • Internal Audit Basel II planning support • Market Risk assessment • Investment and transaction valuation support • Treasury compliance and best-practice review • Outsourcing risk assessment and governance • Economic Capital and Solvency II implementation • Structured produce validation • Various training programs on Economic Capital, Basel II, Internal Audit
Jan 2003 - Dec 2004

Risk Manager, Risk Management Methodology

Bank for International Settlements
To define credit, market and operational risk assessment and control as well as Economic Capital methodologies including the risk IT architecture for the trading operations of the Bank. Additional areas of responsibility included improving program and project management maturity of the organization.
Sep 2001 - Dec 2002


Support and manage risk projects and provide subject matter expertise in credit, market, and energy risk. Representative projects: • Designing credit risk application service • Business Analysis and System Design for Energy risk system • Development of gas storage valuation solution • Design of financial, investment and project performance management framework for credit card company • Program management assessment for establishment of a Japanese stock exchange



Universität Basel


Project Management Institute (PMI)


2001 - 2006


Heriot-Watt University
1999 - 2003


American Institute of Information and Computer Science