Citi receive Risk Manager of the Year Award
The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) presented its 2012 Risk Manager of the Year Award today to Brian Leach, Head of Franchise Risk and Strategy at Citi, at the Association’s 14th Annual Risk Management Convention & Exhibition at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.
“It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of the entire team at Citi,” said Brian Leach, Head of Franchise Risk and Strategy, Citi. “Today, risk management is at the core of the industry’s and each financial institution’s strategy and decision making. To be effective, it must be. The safety of the banking system has been extensively improved since the financial crisis, yet there is more work to do, particularly with the transparency of disclosures. GARP is doing groundbreaking work in this area, and we at Citi look forward to working together to ensure a safe banking system that can support and facilitate growth in the fundamental economy, while lowering systemic risk.”
Richard Apostolik, President and CEO of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, said, “For the past 13 years, award recipients have been nominated and recognized by their peers for their expertise and contributions in risk management. Award recipients are preeminent risk management professionals or organizations who have achieved recognition for their work experience in the field, either as a practitioner, academic or regulator, and we are very pleased to add Brian Leach to this esteemed group.”