2016 IRM Global Risk Award Winners Announced

London, UK: 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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2016 IRM Global Risk Award winners

Risk Management Professional of the Year – sponsored by QBE

Joanna Makomaski, Chief Risk Officer, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Games.

Dr Riyad M Jaddal Abu Mahmoud, Manager, Manager, ERM, Wataniya Mobile (Palestine) was runner up.

Risk Management Newcomer of the Year – sponsored by Willis Towers Watson

Kanaga Devi Shanmugam, Director of Risk Management, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM).

A highly commended was awarded to Ti-Pin Teo from the Rail Agency, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai.

Building Risk Management Capability

HSBC Markets Operations.

Highly commended was awarded to Transport for London.

Cyber Risk Strategy of the Year – sponsored by AXELOS

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

Highly commended was awarded to Cyber Risk International.

Risk Management Team of the Year – sponsored by Aon

Distribution Governance, Risk and controls Team, Nationwide Building Society.

Partnership of the Year

Gallagher Bassett, Amey, QBE & RMP.

Delivering Value Through Risk Management – sponsored by Aon

VIA Rail Canada.

A highly commended was awarded to Rail Agency, Roads and Transport Authority Dubai.

Innovation Through Technology

Network Rail.                                                                                                             

Excellence in the Face of Adversity

ArcelorMittal.

Highly commended was awarded to Nigerian Aviation Handling Authority PLC (nahco aviance).

Risk Management Consultancy of the Year

PWC.

Risk Management Service Provider of the Year

Center for Risk Management Studies (CRMS) Indonesia.

Managing Risk Across Boundaries

Plan International.

Risk Management Solution of the Year

Ventiv Technology.

A highly commended was awarded to LinksResQ Ltd for CalQRisk.

Risk Management Journalism Award

Lyonsdown, Business Reporter.

IRM Awards

International Diploma Student of the Year – sponsored by Zurich

Simon Jones, Citigroup.

The runner up was Cheryl Forster, MIRM, Operational Risk Manager, Atom Bank.

International Certificate Student of the Year

Will Murphy, Co-Operative Bank plc.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dame Judith Hackitt, DBE.

The event was kindly supported by: QBE, Aon, AXELOS, City of London Corporation, Willis Towers Watson and Zurich Insurance plc. The Awards were judged by a panel of renowned risk professionals from across the world.