NEW YORK (December 10, 2020) — RIMS, the risk management society®, has announced the addition of its 80th chapter, RIMS India Chapter. RIMS Board of Directors approved the formal application, submitted by local risk professionals, and voted unanimously to establish the chapter effective immediately.
RIMS India Chapter’s inaugural Board of Directors includes:
- President: N K V Roop Kumar, Chief of Risk, SBI Life
- Vice President: Keerthana Mainkar, Head ERM, Infosys
- Treasurer: Amol Padhye, Head Market Risk, HDFC Bank
- Secretary: Amber Gupta, Head Legal and Corporate Secretary, Birla Sunlife Insurance
- Director: Anand Shirur, CEO, Digitangle Consulting PVT, Ltd;
- Director: Steward Doss, Associate Professor, National Insurance Academy
- Director: Monika Mittal, Professor, BIMTECH
- Director: Shibyanshu Sharma, Vice President Risk Management, SBI Life
- Director: Yogesh Ghorpade, Head ERM and Lead Insurance, Thermax Industries
“The exchange of knowledge and experience drives the risk management profession, allowing practitioners to more effectively enhance corporate decision-making, strengthen resiliency and leverage new and exciting opportunities for their organizations,” said Mr. Roop Kumar. “RIMS India Chapter will quickly become an exceptional resource for all business leaders. We look forward to delivering cutting-edge risk management insight to support our members as they advance their programs and their careers.”
“Through RIMS endeavors in India, we have been so fortunate to gain the support of the insurance and brokerage community, higher learning and government institutions and, most importantly, leaders in risk management,” said RIMS President Laura Langone. “RIMS’ newest chapter will become a unifying force. It will spark greater collaboration and support the already outstanding risk programs implemented across the country.”
“RIMS India’s Board of Directors truly represent a cross-section of the country’s risk management community,” said Gopal Krishnan K S, Head – RIMS India Operations. “The Society looks forward to learning from their unique experiences and welcoming others to contribute so that, together, we can develop the highest standard of risk management education to address corporate India’s biggest concerns.”
The announcement was made at RIMS Risk Forum India 2020 on 4 and 5 of December. The chapter is currently planning its 2021 schedule and programming. Risk professionals interested in joining the chapter or learning more about the Society’s global initiatives can visit www.RIMS.org/global or email India@RIMS.org. Additionally, the Society has a dedicated RIMS India LinkedIn page, RIMS India WhatsApp to engage and inform the business community in the country.
With the addition of RIMS India Chapter, the Society now has 80 official chapters. Sixty-five of those chapters are located in the United States, 10 in Canada and one each in Japan, Mexico, Australasia, New Zealand and now India.