The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced the appointment of Carol Ouko-Misiko CMIRM to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report Advisory Board. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide advice and guidance on the process and the content for the Global Risks Report 2020.
Ouko-Misiko is a senior member of the Institute and plays a key role in managing the IRM’s East Africa Regional Group. Ouko-Misiko is Group chief risk officer for Britam Holdings plc where she oversees risk management across seven countries (namely Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique).
Commenting on the news, Ouko-Misiko said: “It’s a great honour and a privilege to be appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report Advisory Board and to represent the IRM by providing my professional input from an African perspective. Today’s world is increasingly defined by unpredictable events with severe and lasting consequences that impact an organisation’s ability to survive and thrive. Effective business risk managers must develop greater global situational awareness to understand and stay ahead of these direct and indirect risks.”
Ouko-Misiko added: “I look forward to playing an active part in raising the profile of risk management globally and influencing how risk managers respond to aspects of everyday life from climate change to business resilience in the face of economic volatility through the Global Risks Report 2020.”
Emilio Granados Franco, head of global risks and the geopolitical agenda at the World Economic Forum, commented: “Carol Ouko-Misiko joins our Advisory Board at a time when Africa’s role in shaping the future of the world is becoming more important. Her experience of managing risk in East Africa will play a key role in expanding the scope of the Global Risks Report 2020.”