November 18, 2019

NEW YORK (18 November, 2019) — Days ahead of RIMS Risk Forum India 2019, the Society announced the appointment of N.K.V. Roop Kumar as chair of RIMS Regional Advisory Group in India. RIMS Regional Advisory Groups comprise dedicated risk management influencers who generously volunteer their time, experience and network to advance the profession while identifying opportunities for RIMS to support the local business community. Currently, RIMS has Regional Advisory Groups in India, Singapore and China.

Mr. Roop kumar brings more than 30 years experience in the risk management and insurance professions and is currently the EVP & Chief of Risk, Info & Cyber Security Management of SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd. As chair, Mr. Roop Kumar will be responsible for maintaining and further establishing the Regional Advisory Group in India, as well as guiding RIMS’ strategy and initiatives in the region.

“Mr. Roop Kumar has been an incredibly valuable member of RIMS’ network in India, successfully championing several key initiatives while establishing important connections with industry leading organizations and prominent educational institutions,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an unparalleled passion and commitment to not only advancing risk management but creating opportunities for managers and business leaders alike to achieve their ultimate goals. It is a privilege to have someone of Roop Kumar’s pedigree driving RIMS initiatives in India. We are excited to learn from his vast experience.”

“India’s business economy continues show immense promise but for organizations to remain aggressive they must rely on strong risk management capabilities that support strategic decision-making,” said Roop Kumar. “Globally, RIMS is recognized as a leader in the risk management space. I am so proud to represent this world-class organization and look forward to doing my part to pave the way for others to enhance their risk programs, strengthen skills and maximize their potential.” 

On 22 November, RIMS second annual RIMS Risk Forum 2019 India in Mumbai will explore opportunities for businesses to more confidently and effectively address dynamic business risks in the country. The one-day event will bring India’s risk management community together, providing attendees with exceptional networking opportunities and thought-provoking insight through education sessions such as:

  • Building a Risk Culture in India
  • Marsh / RIMS Excellence in Risk Management: State of Risk Management in India 2019
  • Cultural Imperatives to Mitigate Fraud Risk
  • Alternate Risk Transfer
  • Emerging D&O Liability Risks
  • Is Regulation the Biggest Risk to Emerging Business Models in India?

At the event, RIMS will present the India ERM Award of Distinction. The award honors an organization for outstanding achievement in developing and applying enterprise risk management practices. Judging criteria includes the scope of the ERM program; how effective it is at engaging people throughout the organization; the program’s link or connection to the company’s overall mission; and its ability to create additional value for the organization.  Last year, the inaugural award was presented to SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

Registration for RIMS Risk Forum 2019 India is open: register here

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

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