Global Risk Awards 2016
Celebrating risk champions
15 April 2016
London Hilton, Park Lane
The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) announced the winners of its Global Risk Awards at a glittering ceremony this evening at the Park Lane Hilton, London.
Nearly 400 international risk leaders converged in London from over 40 countries for the highlight of the risk management calendar. The event was hosted by TV celebrity Gabby Logan and VIPs included His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dubai) and Dame Judith Hackitt, DBE who received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Awards, now in their fourth year, recognise and celebrate enterprise risk management excellence across the world. A total of 17 awards were presented to winners who travelled from as far afield as Canada and Dubai to be present.
Highlights included Joanna Makomaski, Chief Risk Officer who worked on the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Games, winning the prestigious title of Risk Management Professional of the Year.
Dr Riyad M Jaddal Abu Mahmoud, Manager, ERM, Wataniya Mobile (Palestine) was runner up in the same category.
Simon Jones from Citigroup triumphed in the hard-fought International Diploma Student of the Year category and Dame Judith Hackitt, DBE was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her services to Health and Safety.
Over 130 entries were received for the 2016 Awards, an increase of 50 percent on last year!
Josè Morago, Chairman of the IRM comments:
“From its inception 30 years ago here in the City of London, the remit and scope of the Institute of Risk Management has developed to serve a profession that continues to increase in importance, prominence and recognition by the day.
The Awards celebrate the full range of practical qualities required for risk management excellence in today's world, and I encourage anyone connected with the risk management community to start thinking about entering our 2017 Awards.”
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