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Risk Training is a global training provider powered by the editorial excellence of Risk.net. Our Live Virtual training courses provide practical guidance on the latest insights, innovations, and challenges across risk management, regulation, and derivatives.

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Risk Training is a global training provider powered by the editorial excellence of Risk.net. Our online training courses provide practical guidance on the latest insights, innovations, and challenges across risk management, regulation, and derivatives.

The interactive sessions are spread over 3 or 4 days in 2 hour slots. Attendees can interact with speakers live via our online platform through Q&A and polling to discuss and compare experiences with peers.

Anna Holten Møller

Senior Risk Analyst


Armel R. Kouassi

senior vice-president

Northern Trust Corporation

Armel R. Kouassi is a seasoned banking and finance professional with over 15 years of experience in financial services.  He has worked and lived in numerous locations throughout the United States, Europe & Africa. Mr. Kouassi is senior vice-president at Northern Trust Corporation. Armel has shifted between private equity, entrepreneurial and senior banking roles in his career. Armel is a frequent speaker and author in banking and risk magazines in Africa, Latin America, USA and Europe, he is certified financial risk professional and a member of Global Association of Risk Professional. 

Armel received an MBA from the Wharton School, a Master’s in finance from ESCP Europe, France and a Master’s in statistics and economy with Honors from ENSEA, Cote d’Ivoire. Armel is a father of 3 girls, fluent in English, French and German, he is passionate of Economic Empowerments, Global Affairs, Arts and Music. Member of the Board of Directors of the 12.14 Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering well-being in children by instilling grit and resilience. Member of the Board of Directors of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Armel is also member of the FinTech Advisory Board at the Center of Financial Professional. Member of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, the Aspen’s Society of Fellows and the Manhattan Institute’s Young Leaders Circle. 

Dr. Ariane Chapelle

Managing Partner

Chapelle | Risk Management Advisory

Dr. Ariane Chapelle, is Honorary Reader at University College London and is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in Risk. She teaches at UCL 'Operational Risk Measurement for Financial Institutions’ and is a Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk..

In 2019, the firm received the Risk.net Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in the Year in Operational Risk’. She published at Wiley Finance Series the textbook Operational Risk Management: Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry, in December 2018 that rapidly became the No.1 best seller in its field and is now translated in French by Pearson France. In 2020, the book got elected “Book of the Year” by risk.net.

Dr. Chapelle founded and runs her advisory and training practice in risk management, serving all sizes of financial organisations and international institutions, including central banks and UN agencies. She is a former holder of the Chair of International Finance at the University of Brussels with backgrounds in internal audit, credit risk and investment risk. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000 and was formerly head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

Dr. Chris Kenyon

Head of XVA quant modelling, and AI innovation lead

MUFG Securities EMEA plc

Dr. Chris Kenyon is head of XVA Quant Modelling, and AI Innovation lead at MUFG Securities EMEA plc.  Previously he was Head of XVA Quantitative Research at Lloyds Banking Group, head quant for Counterparty Credit Risk at Credit Suisse, and (post-crisis) Head of Structured Credit Valuation at DEPFA Bank Plc.  He is active in XVA research, introducing KVA and MVA, with Andrew Green, in Risk papers 2014-15 and their accounting treatment in 2016-17, as well as PFL as the replacement for PFE (2019).  He publishes mostly in the Cutting Edge section of Risk magazine (5th most published 1988-2018, and 3rd most cited in 2017), co-wrote “Discounting, LIBOR, CVA and Funding” (Palgrave 2012) and co-edited “Landmarks in XVA” (Risk 2016). He has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is an author of the open source software QuantLib.

Maria Kostova

Lead quantitative specialist

CRISIL Limited

Maria Kostova has over 16 years of experience in regulatory risk with specific focus on expected credit loss methodologies and internal ratings based approach valuation techniques.

Her significant focus of expertise resides in model development, validation, risk governance, capital allocation mechanisms and financial stability frameworks across Pillar 2A and 2B types of risk- credit, market, liquidity, concentration, IRRBB and model risk management. During her career, she has been predominantly engaged in top tier banking groups in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Spain, allowing her to acquire a comprehensive IFRS9 and A-IRB credit risk modelling expertise in PiT/TTC PD, LGD, EAD development and excellent understanding of internal capital adequacy requirements (ICAAP/ ILAAP) alongside risk weighted asset adjustments, Liquidity Restructurings and Stress-testing techniques.

She is specialized in banking and finance with strong emphasis on statistics and microeconomics in the United States, where this substantial exposure on logistic and linear regression methodologies in statistics for retail and corporate portfolios has been developed and practiced in accordance with Basel/ BIS/ ECB/EBA regulatory frameworks and the PRA requirements in the UK.


Rohan Kataria

Head of execution for WMR traded risk stress testing


Rohan Kataria is the Head of Execution for Traded Risk Stress Testing at HSBC since early 2019. He is responsible for Planning, Execution and Delivery of Trading Risk Stress Testing at the Group Level, includes both Market Risk and Counterparty Credit Risk. He is involved in various stress tests submissions, including PRA and EBA.

Previously Rohan worked with Credit Suisse in London for 8 years. His recent role was an ICAAP Market Risk Manager.  He was responsible for Pillar 2A assessment for Market Risk for UK legal entities. Overall, Rohan has 15+ years of experience in various roles including but not limited to stress testing, scenario analysis, front-to-back processes, trade lifecycle, regulatory capital & reporting.

Rohan holds an Executive MBA degree from London Business School and is FRM (GARP) certified. He did his graduation in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) , Mumbai.

Radka Margitova

Director, financial services risk consulting, credit risk and ESG risk


Radka Margitova is Director in PwC, who helps financial institutions to deal with their challenges around finance and risk regulations, credit risk management, data & reporting, credit risk modelling, processes & governance and the holistic ESG risk integration in risk management. 

Radka has a quantitative background - master’s degree in financial mathematics - with over 13 years of experience in risk management in the financial sector. She has led a number of significant engagements with a particular focus on credit risk, ESG risk integration, stress test and IFRS 9. Since joining PwC in 2015 she is founding member of the international PwC IFRS 9-Impairment Task Force, is Basel IV work stream leader credit risk and currently she leads the PwC European network of EBA Guideline on Loan Origination and Monitoring and the PwC ESG risk integration initiative. 

Peter Plochan

EMEA principal risk specialist


Peter Plochan is the EMEA Principal Risk Management Advisor at SAS who helps financial institutions to deal with their challenges around finance and risk regulations, enterprise risk management, risk governance, forward looking risk analysis, stress testing, model risk management, risk modelling and climate change risk management. 

Peter has a finance background (Master’s degree in Banking) and is certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with 14 years of experience in risk management in financial sector. He has assisted various banking and insurance institutions with large-scale risk management implementations while working both internally and also externally as a risk management advisor (PwC). Since joining SAS in 2014, Peter serves as a global acting domain expert - leveraging the latest trends in risk analytics & technology with his deep risk management & finance expertise. 

Peter also acts as the Risk Management trainer for PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association) where he developed and delivers training on Model Risk Management and ERM & Stress Testing for the global risk community. Peter regularly speaks & presents at risk events/webinar and publishes risk management thought leadership materials. 

Simon Connell

Head of sustainability strategy

Standard Chartered

Simon is Head of Sustainability Strategy at Standard Chartered. In this role he leads the Bank’s external engagement and co-ordinates internal action on sustainability across the organisation with a specific focus on climate change and human rights.

Simon has over a decade’s experience in helping banks understand and manage environmental and social risks and opportunities presented by their client portfolios, holds a BSc in Politics with Economics and is a qualified Corporate Treasurer and Management Accountant. He is Chair of the University of Cambridge’s Banking Environment Initiative, and a member of the European Banking Federation’s ESG Taskforce.

Saeed Amen



Saeed Amen is the founder of Cuemacro. Over the past fifteen years, Saeed Amen has developed systematic trading strategies at major investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He is also the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan) and is the coauthor of The Book of Alternative Data (Wiley), due in 2020. Through Cuemacro, he now consults and publishes research for clients in the area of systematic trading. He has developed many Python libraries including finmarketpy and tcapy for transaction cost analysis. His clients have included major quant funds and data companies such as Bloomberg. He has presented his work at many conferences and institutions which include the ECB, IMF, Bank of England and Federal Reserve Board. He is also a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and a co-founder of the Thalesians.

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