Senior IRM member appointed to World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report Advisory Board

Carol Ouko-Misiko

Carol Ouko-Misiko

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.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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