Transformational Risk Leadership in Turbulent Times

With complex challenges like COVID-19, climate change and racial violence facing firms, how do chief risk officers prioritize risk?

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Today’s chief risk officers must not only contend with the economic impact and shock of the pandemic, but also manage complex challenges like climate change, racial violence, geo-political change and global supply-chain failures.  GARP’s Editorial Director Robert Sales speaks with Brenda Boultwood, former senior vice president and chief risk officer at Constellation Energy, who has served as a board member at both the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO) and GARP, about what issues top risk executives should be prioritizing and how standard risk management techniques help firms reinvent themselves and find timely answers to risk quandaries.

For more from Brenda on this topic, see her CRO Outlook column in GARP’s Risk Intelligence section.

Speaker Bio

Brenda Boultwood is an independent risk management consultant. She is the former senior vice president and chief risk officer at Constellation Energy, and has served as a board member at both the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO) and GARP. Previously, Brenda was a senior vice president of industry solutions at MetricStream, where she was responsible for a portfolio of key industry verticals, including energy and utilities, federal agencies, strategic banking and financial services. Before that, she worked in a number of risk management  business roles and as the global head of strategy, Alternative Investment Services, at JPMorgan Chase. There she developed the strategy for the company’s hedge fund services, private equity fund services, leveraged loan services and global derivative services. Brenda currently serves on the board of directors at the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation.

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