Join our leadership team member, Nora Szabo and Jennifer Geary, Manjira Sen-Gosain and Balbir Bakhshi for this webinar session on Navigating the role of a CRO, and gain insight on:

  • Career path to CRO
  • Hiring and retaining female talent
  • How to create, grow and retain the right risk team
  • What are the emerging risks CROs are focused on?
  • How are risk and organisational strategy linked in practice?
Navigating the role of a CRO - Speaker Spotlight
Chair & Speakers
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Nora Szabo

Leadership team, WiRC; Director Risk Insights at LSEG. Nora has a background in Derivatives and Operational / Non-Financial Risk Management in Investment banks and currently manages Risk Insights for LSEG.

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Jennifer Geary

Jennifer Geary is an author, COO and CRO with over 25 years’ experience in finance, technology, risk and legal, across diverse industries from financial services to not-for-profit. Jennifer qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Ireland and spent two years in New York before settling in London. She has worked for large banks such as Barclays and Santander, several fintechs and was COO of Save the Children UK. She has obtained qualifications in PRINCE 2, CISA and CISSP and most recently, in Sustainable Finance and ESG Investing with NYU Stern. She is also a speaker and mentor to Irish companies looking to scale internationally.

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Manjira Sen-Gosain

Manjira Sen-Gosain joined Citi as the UK Chief Risk Officer (CRO) in January 2022. Manjira leads the UK CRO team which is responsible for the oversight and risk management of Citi’s UK legal entities, including Citigroup Global Markets Limited (CGML), Citibank UK Limited, Citibank N.A. London and Citibank Europe PLC London. She works in close partnership with the regional and global risk teams to set and maintain risk appetite, oversee risk identification and second line challenge, and manage key regulatory risk deliverables and projects for the UK legal entities. Additionally, Manjira serves as a core member of the UK Executive Committee and UK management team, as well as the EMEA Risk Senior Leadership Team. Manjira brings over 20 years of experience in both financial and non-financial risk management and joins us from HSBC where she was the Regional CRO for Wholesale Banking, Markets & Securities Services and the Regional Head of Risk Strategy. Previous roles include Chief of Staff / Head of Risk Strategy to the HSBC Bank PLC CRO where her responsibilities included operational risk management, risk appetite, stress testing, model risk and risk governance, and control across the region. Prior to that, as Head of Wholesale Credit, Market Risk and Risk Strategy for HSBC Private Bank, she oversaw the core risk management for the private bank’s 15+ locations globally.

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Balbir Bakhshi

Balbir Bakhshi joined London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in January 2021 as Group Chief Risk Officer and member of the Executive Committee. Balbir is also a member of the Boards of London Clearing House Ltd, London Clearing House S.A and Tradeweb LLC. Prior to joining LSEG, Balbir was Group Head of Non-Financial Risk Management and member of the Risk Leadership Team at Deutsche Bank. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of a major remediation program to develop best in class Non-Financial Risk management capabilities at Deutsche Bank. Balbir also served on the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. and was Chair of its Risk Committee. Balbir spent over 21 years at Credit Suisse in a number of senior risk management roles. He held positions including, Global Head of Operational Risk Management, UK Investment Banking Chief Risk Officer and Head of Market Risk during that tenure.

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