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Jun 2011Present

Founder & Managing Principal

The Operational Risk Practice Pte. Ltd.
  • Established boutique Operational Risk Advisory & Learning firm specialising in following products and services: Risk Management Advisory; Basel 2; Specialist Risk Reviews; Learning.
  • Strategic relationships established with key industry content, solution providers and trade associations which positions the firm as a unique ‘one-stop’ shop in the industry globally.
  • Leading the 2012H1 FICS Industry Certification Programme for Operational Risk in Singapore by NUS-Risk Management Institute.
  • Launched Operational Risk Learning courses across Asia and Middle-East covering – Essential Foundations, Operational Risk Management Practices, Financial Crisis Lessons Learnt, Basel 2 Comprehensive and Advanced Measurement Approaches courses.More details available on –
Jul 1990Jun 2011

Head, Group Operational Risk Policy & Process

Standard Chartered Bank

  • 21 years experience in - Operational risk, governance, internal control, enterprisewide risk management, operations, equities and merchant banking.
  • Owner of the Group Operational Risk Policy & Procedures, Due Diligence and Integration Procedures.
  • Delivered Basel 2 Standardised accreditation for Standard Chartered Group at home and host levels.
  • Currently responsible for meeting regulatory requirements across all three pillars for group.
  • Developed and implemented Operational risk processes and tools across the group.
  • Established the group’s Operational risk corporate centre capability, including centralised hub.
  • Responsible for integrating Operational risk into group’s Risk Management Framework.
  • Demonstrated understanding and leadership of Operational risk and its practical application across complex organisation and matrix structures at the group, business and geographic levels.
  • Leading understanding of Operational risk - definition (including boundary events), governance, structures, risk appetite, assurance, three lines of defense, policy management, measurement and capital, stress testing, contingency planning, systems, data, management information and training.
  • Developed and implemented the group’s Operational risk due diligence and integration approach,  New Business Approval Process for businesses.
  • Practical and innovative solutioning - hub-spoke operational risk governance, outsourcing risk management, Operational risk assessment and Global Operational Risk & Loss Database.




  • Industry level collaboration with constituents to enhance awareness and understanding of Operational Risk.
  • Listening to music 
  • Formula 1
  • Squash
  • Soccer
  • Golf


Specialist in providing customized Operational Risk Advisory & Training solutions to Clients.Services include – Basel 2; Risk Diagnostic reviews, Gap Analyses & Roadmap; ‘Fit-for-growth’ Risk Capability & Process; M&A Risk Advisory; Benchmarking; Training.

21 years experience in - Operational risk, governance, internal control, enterprisewide risk management, operations, equities and merchant banking.

Appointed Asia representative of the ‘Operational Risk Exchange’ (ORX), the world’s largest loss data consortium and association for Operational Risk.

External Speaking Engagements:

  •  Asian Banker Summit, Thailand, April 2012
  • Marcus Evans – Operational risk conference in 2012
  • Bank of International Settlements – Financial Stability Group ( 2006) by special invitation.
  • Financial Times (FT) Global Briefings – 2007-2010.
  •  Operational Risk Asia - 2006-2010.
  • Risk Minds Asia (2007) – Merits of the TSA Position.
  • Risk Capital (July 2006, Paris) – Why TSA is better than AMA?
  • Asian Financial Congress 2010.
  • Taiwan Banking Academy – Operational Risk Management Workshop for industry.
  • UAE Central Bank – Operational risk roadshows for Basel 2.
  • To Leading regulators – Hongkong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, India, UK, UAE and GCC.