Asia-Pacific Regional Group

The IRM is the leading global professional body for Risk Management.

We drive excellence in managing risk to ensure organisations are ready for the opportunities and threats of the future. We do this by providing internationally recognised qualifications and training, publishing research, guidance and thought leadership and setting professional standards.

The IRM APAC Regional Interest Group (RIG) is a network of Risk and Business practitioners that stretches across the Asia Pacific and Oceania region, spanning across India, the countries of South East Asia, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

We are active contributors to thought leadership in risk management in the context of the APAC region, and to the IRM globally. This includes liaising with IRM Special Interest Groups and other partner organisations across the region.

Due to our geographic span, most of our work is virtual. We arrange online thought leadership events for our members, enabling them to stay abreast of global best practices, to build strong relationships and to network and share experiences, stories and good practices.

To achieve our thought leadership activities, we carry out the following:

-       Hold web meetings and webinars on topics of interest

-       Publish an APAC newsletter

-       Speak at APAC events (IRM and non-IRM)

-       Run an IRM APAC LinkedIn Group

-       Help assist with training

We are very excited about harnessing the potential of risk management now and into the future. 

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 Group contact details

Gareth Byatt (APAC region + Australia)

Saman Bandara (Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos)

Sonjai Kumar (India)

Abhishek Paul (India

Jason Qian (China)

Attending meetings

If you live or work in the APAC region and would like to attend a group meeting please join the Group mailing list.

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News and announcements

February 2019 APAC newsletter

IRM appoints global ambassador for Australia and APAC

EY Vietnam Partner made Institute of Risk Management ambassador

Taking enterprise risk management seriously

Institute of Risk Management furthers foray into Asia with new appointment

IRM continues Asia expansion with India ambassador’s appointment

Institute of Risk Management expands international footprint, including to Asia

Past events

Resilience and managing risks in a COVID-19 world - focus on APAC

Please click here for the slide used including our post-event answers to the unanswered questions raised. 


Date: 12th August 2020
Time: 10.30 - 12.00 BST


Meet the Institute of Risk Management (IRM)

Tuesday 18 September 2018

10am – 12 noon, followed by coffee

An event hosted by the All India Management Association

15, Link Road, Lajpat Nagar, Part-III, New Delhi


Introduction, Sarah Nasim, Assistant Professor (AIMA Chair)
Presentation (Carolyn Williams and Sanjay Himatsingani)“Building Risk Management Competency – current challenges in risk management and an introduction to the IRM’s qualifications and training”
IRM Global Ambassador for India and IRM student alumni
AIMA Speaker tbc
Question and answer session
Networking and refreshments

The APAC RIG Newsletter

We publish a newsletter on a regular basis. Past editions are available below: 

February 2019 

October 2018

June 2018 

IRM Training in the APAC region

We are always keen to help people in the APAC region with training in risk management.

We have partnered with ITI Edvest to promote and deliver risk management training in India. 

Find out more

To enquire about training options, please visit the IRM’s Training section, or contact any of the APAC Group.