Our advisors

Global Risk Clinic has 35 advisors, including a talent pool of supporting experts who bring a significant breadth and depth of experience to ensure Client fulfilment. Our advisors have been purposely selected, evaluated, and many are considered thought leaders within their fields of expertise. We have chosen this mode of operating to remain flexible and perform tailored solutions based on customer needs. Our approach provides superior value due to the broad spectrum of knowledge and seniority of advisors.

Meet a selection of our core advisors below

CEO
Michael E. Jensen

CIO and COO
Maryam Kazemieh

Consultant
Peter Watson

CRO
Malcolm Farrell Staite

CFO
Carsten Andersen

Consultant
Gurminder Mahal

HR Partner
Hans Vexo

Consultant
Jakob Seierø

Consultant
Benoit Paquin

Consultant
Nicolas Guilbert

Consultant 
Kirstine Kromberg

Consultant
Nikat Malik

CEO India
Ashish Malhotra

Consultant
Carlos Pais Jorge

Compliance Consultant
Lydia Bailey

Educator
Theo Pootjes

Consultant
Sara Mehdipour

Michael E. Jensen

CEO and Primary Risk Management Advisor

Prior Professional Experience

Fidelity International | UK | Global Head of Operational Risk
Saxobank | DK | Head of Group Operational Risk Management
Rabobank | NL | Strategic Advisor
Danske Bank | DK | Head of Group Operational Risk
Capital Group | USA | Manager Group Operational Risk

Academic Background

Harvard Business School | MA | USA | Risk Management Executive Course 
Harvard Business School | MA | USA | Advanced Management Program 
Loyola Marymount University | CA | USA | Master of Business Administration 

Michael E. Jensen

CEO and Primary Risk Management Advisor

Prior Professional Experience

Fidelity International | UK | Global Head of Operational Risk
Saxobank | DK | Head of Group Operational Risk Management
Rabobank | NL | Strategic Advisor
Danske Bank | DK | Head of Group Operational Risk
Capital Group | USA | Manager Group Operational Risk

Academic Background

Harvard Business School | MA | USA | Risk Management Executive Course 
Harvard Business School | MA | USA | Advanced Management Program 
Loyola Marymount University | CA | USA | Master of Business Administration 

Maryam Kazemieh

CIO and COO

Prior Professional Experience

3Gamma (Sofigate) | DK | Director
Damco (A.P. Moller Maersk Group)| DK | Global IT Program Manager
Cerner Corporation | USA/UK | Senior Engagement Leader
Quadramed | USA | Product Owner 

Academic Background

Emeritus Institute of Management | USA | Digital Business Strategy (Certificate)
Copenhagen Business School | DK | Emphasis on Leadership and Strategy (MBA)
University of Evansville | USA | Bachelor of Science – Urban Affairs with Advanced Level Mathematic

Maryam Kazemieh

CIO and COO

Prior Professional Experience

3Gamma (Sofigate) | DK | Director
Damco (A.P. Moller Maersk Group)| DK | Global IT Program Manager
Cerner Corporation | USA/UK | Senior Engagement Leader
Quadramed | USA | Product Owner 

Academic Background

Emeritus Institute of Management | USA | Digital Business Strategy (Certificate)
Copenhagen Business School | DK | Emphasis on Leadership and Strategy (MBA)
University of Evansville | USA | Bachelor of Science – Urban Affairs with Advanced Level Mathematic

Lydia Bailey

Compliance Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Metidian | Director
JPMorganChase Head of Regulatory Management (EMEA), Head of Internal Governance (EMEA)
British Petroleum | UK/EU | Head of Compliance
KPMG | Senior Manager
Bank of England / FSA  | Traded Risk and Operational Risk specialist

Lydia Bailey

Compliance Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Metidian | Director
JPMorganChase Head of Regulatory Management (EMEA), Head of Internal Governance (EMEA)
British Petroleum | UK/EU | Head of Compliance
KPMG | Senior Manager
Bank of England / FSA  | Traded Risk and Operational Risk specialist

Malcolm Farrell Staite

CRO

Prior Professional Experience

Eurorevision SA  (part of IGAL franchise) | Head of Risk and Compliance
Rabobank International | Global Risk Programme Manager
Barclays Bank | European Risk Manager
Royal Bank of Scotland | Head of Risk Governance
Quality Management Systems | Risk SME and Client advisor

Academic Background

Member | Institute of Risk Management
Member | Institute of  Operational Risk
Member | Cultural Management Research Assoc. 
Lead Auditor | Registrar Accreditation Board (USA)
Shefffield Hallam University | BSc Industrial Radiology

Malcolm Farrell Staite

CRO

Prior Professional Experience

Eurorevision SA  (part of IGAL franchise) | Head of Risk and Compliance
Rabobank International | Global Risk Programme Manager
Barclays Bank | European Risk Manager
Royal Bank of Scotland | Head of Risk Governance
Quality Management Systems | Risk SME and Client advisor

Academic Background

Member | Institute of Risk Management
Member | Institute of  Operational Risk
Member | Cultural Management Research Assoc. 
Lead Auditor | Registrar Accreditation Board (USA)
Shefffield Hallam University | BSc Industrial Radiology

Gurminder Mahal

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

A& E Consulting Services | UK | Advisor on Risk & Stress Testing
HSBC | UK | Stress Testing Consultant (Market & Counterparty Risk)
Credit Suisse | UK | Market Risk Stress Testing Consultant
JPMorgan Chase | Global | (Roles Covered Include) Firmwide Market Risk Stress Testing – Legal Entity Risk Management – Credit Portfolio Solutions – Equities Credit Risk Reporting

Academic Background

Securities Institute | UK | Certificate in Securities & Financial Derivatives
Cass Business School | UK | MSc in Banking and International Finance
Kingston University| UK | BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Gurminder Mahal

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

A& E Consulting Services | UK | Advisor on Risk & Stress Testing
HSBC | UK | Stress Testing Consultant (Market & Counterparty Risk)
Credit Suisse | UK | Market Risk Stress Testing Consultant
JPMorgan Chase | Global | (Roles Covered Include) Firmwide Market Risk Stress Testing – Legal Entity Risk Management – Credit Portfolio Solutions – Equities Credit Risk Reporting

Academic Background

Securities Institute | UK | Certificate in Securities & Financial Derivatives
Cass Business School | UK | MSc in Banking and International Finance
Kingston University| UK | BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Hans Vexo

HR Partner

Prior Professional Experience

Expuri, Search Company | Executive Search, Finance, Banking, Insurance
Randstad, staffing Search & Selection, Financial specialists
A Search Company  | Executive Search, General management
Estatum, Real Estate | HR & Information Manager
Poolia Denmark, staffing | General Manager

Academic Background

Copenhagen Business School | DK | Executive MBA
Aalborg University, AAU | DK | BSc. of Business Administration

Hans Vexo

HR Partner

Prior Professional Experience

Expuri, Search Company | Executive Search, Finance, Banking, Insurance
Randstad, staffing Search & Selection, Financial specialists
A Search Company  | Executive Search, General management
Estatum, Real Estate | HR & Information Manager
Poolia Denmark, staffing | General Manager

Academic Background

Copenhagen Business School | DK | Executive MBA
Aalborg University, AAU | DK | BSc. of Business Administration

Peter Watson

GRC | Academy © Educator

Prior Professional Experience

KPMG | UK | Senior Manager, Insurance and Banking Risk
PricewaterhouseCoopers | UK Manager, Financial Services Risk Management Advisory
PricewaterhouseCoopers | UK | Manager, CIPS Risk Management Advisory
PricewaterhouseCoopers | Global | Manager, Procurement Cost Reduction Advisory
British Army | Lieutenant Colonel; Infantry Officer; Weapons Procurement

Academic Background

The Open University Business School | UK | Master of Business Administration
British Army | UK | Army Command and Staff Course
University of St. Andrews | Bachelor of Science with Honours, Statistics

Peter Watson

GRC | Academy © Educator

Prior Professional Experience

KPMG | UK | Senior Manager, Insurance and Banking Risk
PricewaterhouseCoopers | UK Manager, Financial Services Risk Management Advisory
PricewaterhouseCoopers | UK | Manager, CIPS Risk Management Advisory
PricewaterhouseCoopers | Global | Manager, Procurement Cost Reduction Advisory
British ArmyLieutenant Colonel; Infantry Officer; Weapons Procurement

Academic Background

The Open University Business School | UK | Master of Business Administration
British Army | UK | Army Command and Staff Course
University of St. Andrews | Bachelor of Science with Honours, Statistics

Ashish Malhotra

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Fidelity International | IN | Director & Head of Risk
BlackRock | IN | VP & Head of Risk 
RBS | IN | VP & Head of Risk Reporting  
ABN AMRO Bank | IN | Manager, Operational Risk | Finance, Operations, Internal Control 

Academic Background

Harvard Business | APAC | Business Leadership Program
Indian Institute of Management | IN Business Leadership Program
Institute of Chartered Accountants | IN | Chartered Accountant 
Institute of Management Technology | IN | PG Diploma in Business Management
HNB University  | IN | Bachelor of Science

Ashish Malhotra

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Fidelity International | IN | Director & Head of Risk
BlackRock | IN | VP & Head of Risk 
RBS | IN | VP & Head of Risk Reporting  
ABN AMRO Bank | IN | Manager, Operational Risk | Finance, Operations, Internal Control 

Academic Background

Harvard Business | APAC | Business Leadership Program
Indian Institute of Management | IN Business Leadership Program
Institute of Chartered Accountants | IN | Chartered Accountant 
Institute of Management Technology | IN | PG Diploma in Business Management
HNB University  | IN | Bachelor of Science

Jakob Seierø

Cyber Security & Risk Management Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Certified Enterprise Risk Course Instructor | ERM, IT, Cyber Security Expert
Cyber Security Innovation | Cyber Security Consultancy
Nordea | DK |Head of Cyber Security Communication
Nordea | DK | Head of Cyber Security Engineering and Reporting
Nordea | DK | Senior IT Security Specialist
Infinigate | DK |Business Development Manager
PC-WARE | DK |Security Business Manager
NS Network Technologies | DK | Network Security Engineer

Academic Background

SANS Technology Institute  | Managing Security Operations: Detecting, Response and Intelligence (2018)
SANS Technology Institute  | Advanced Digital Forensic Incident Response (2016)
SANS Technology Institute  | Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations (2016)

Jakob Seierø

Cyber Security & Risk Management Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Certified Enterprise Risk Course Instructor | ERM, IT, Cyber Security Expert
Cyber Security Innovation | Cyber Security Consultancy
Nordea | DK |Head of Cyber Security Communication | Head of Cyber Security Engineering and Reporting | Senior IT Security Specialist
Infinigate | DK |Business Development Manager
PC-WARE | DK |Security Business Manager
NS Network Technologies | DK | Network Security Engineer

Academic Background

SANS Technology Institute  | Managing Security Operations: Detecting, Response and Intelligence (2018)
SANS Technology Institute  | Advanced Digital Forensic Incident Response (2016)
SANS Technology Institute  | Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations (2016)

Benoit Paquin

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Ange Analytics | DK |  Managing Partner 
Change Group | DK | Partner
Damco (A.P. Moller, Maersk Group) |DK | Senior Logistics Consultant
A.P. Moller, Maersk Group | DK | Project Manager
Solition | DK | Founder and Owner

 

Academic Background

University of Montreal | Canada | Bachelor of Arts – Mathematics and Computer Science

Benoit Paquin

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Ange Analytics | DK |  Managing Partner 
Change Group | DK | Partner
Damco (A.P. Moller, Maersk Group) |DK | Senior Logistics Consultant
A.P. Moller, Maersk Group | DK | Project Manager
Solition | DK | Founder and Owner

Academic Background

University of Montreal | Canada | Bachelor of Arts – Mathematics and Computer Science

Nicolas Guilbert

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

LinerGrid | DK | Partner and CIO
Ange Analytics | DK | Managing Partner
LinerGame | DK | Director
Ange Optimization | DK | CEO
New York Shipping Exchange | USA | Developer/ Architect

Academic Background

Lund Institute of Technology | SE | Ph. D Student
Danish Technical University (DTU) | DK | Cand. Polyt, Computer ScienceMathematic

Nicolas Guilbert

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

LinerGrid | DK | Partner and CIO
Ange Analytics | DK | Managing Partner
LinerGame | DK | Director
Ange Optimization | DK | CEO
New York Shipping Exchange | USA | Developer/ Architect

Academic Background

Lund Institute of Technology | SE | Ph. D Student
Danish Technical University (DTU) | DK | Cand. Polyt, Computer ScienceMathematic

Kirstine Kromberg

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Ange Analytics | DK |  Delivery Manager and Consultant
Svitzer | DK | Intern

Academic Background

Copenhagen Business School | DK | Master’s Degree in Information Management
Copenhagen Business School | DK | Bachelor’s Degree in HA(it.) – Business Economy – IT

Kirstine Kromberg

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Ange Analytics | DK |  Delivery Manager and Consultant
Svitzer | DK | Intern

Academic Background

Copenhagen Business School | DK | Master’s Degree in Information Management
Copenhagen Business School | DK | Bachelor’s Degree in HA(it.) – Business Economy – IT

Nikat Malik

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Lloyds Banking Group | UK | Senior Treasury Group
Credit Suisse | UK | Principle Business Architect & Project Manager 
Royal Bank of Scotland | UK | Risk Architect 
Standard and Poors | UK | Capital Analyst/Architect 
HSBC | UK | Risk Architect 

Academic Background

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | UK | Chartered Management Accountant
International Management Institute | CH | Executive MBA in International Business

Nikat Malik

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Lloyds Banking Group | UK | Senior Treasury Group
Credit Suisse | UK | Principle Business Architect & Project Manager 
Royal Bank of Scotland | UK | Risk Architect 
Standard and Poors | UK | Capital Analyst/Architect 
HSBC | UK | Risk Architect

Academic Background

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | UK | Chartered Management Accountant
International Management Institute | CH | Executive MBA in International Business

Carlos Pais Jorge

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Eurogroup Consulting | FR | Senior Advisor
Electricidade Industrial Portuguesa | PT | CFO 
Portuguese Banking Association | PT | Guest Speaker   
Square Asset Management | PT | Statutory Audit Committee Member

Academic Background

Harvard Business | US | Driving Corporate Performance Course
Universidade Catolica | ES | Lisbon MBA, Finance
Universidade Catolica | ES | Bachelor, Business Administration 

Carlos Pais Jorge

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Eurogroup Consulting | FR | Senior Advisor
Electricidade Industrial Portuguesa | PT | CFO 
Portuguese Banking Association | PT | Guest Speaker   
Square Asset Management | PT | Statutory Audit Committee Member

Academic Background

Harvard Business | US | Driving Corporate Performance Course
Universidade Catolica | ES | Lisbon MBA, Finance
Universidade Catolica | ES | Bachelor, Business Administration 

Sara Mehdipour

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Emirates NBD | UAE | Development Manager Operational Risk
Network International | UAE | Project Manager Cards
Citigroup International | UK | Compliance Vendor Manager EU Cards
Citigroup International | UK | Test Manger Technology

Academic Background

NYU Stern School of Business NY | USA | Master of Science in Risk Management
Richmond the American International University in London | UK | CCNA CISCO Networking
Richmond the American International University in London | UK | Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering & Management

Theo Pootjes

GRC | Academy © Educator

Prior Professional Experience

Authority Financial Markets | NL | – Independent Risk Consultant
Rabobank Finance | Investor Relations Officer (a.i.)
Rabobank Risk | Consultant Risk & Compliance
Rabobank Group | Head of Operational Risk | Operational Risk Officer Wholesale
Rabobank International | Operational Risk Officer
Rabobank Security Services (Retail) | Head of IT | Head of Operations Control

Academic Background

University of Groningen | NL | MSc in International Financial Management
Member Institute of Operational Risk
Certificates ISMA, Prince2, Coaching

Theo Pootjes

GRC | Academy © Educator

Prior Professional Experience

Authority Financial Markets | NL | – Independent Risk Consultant
Rabobank Finance | Investor Relations Officer (a.i.)
Rabobank Risk | Consultant Risk & Compliance
Rabobank Group | Head of Operational Risk | Operational Risk Officer Wholesale
Rabobank International | Operational Risk Officer
Rabobank Security Services (Retail) | Head of IT | Head of Operations Control

Academic Background

University of Groningen | NL | MSc in International Financial Management
Member Institute of Operational Risk
Certificates ISMA, Prince2, Coaching

Sara Mehdipour

Consultant

Prior Professional Experience

Emirates NBD | UAE | Development Manager Operational Risk
Network International | UAE | Project Manager Cards
Citigroup International | UK | Compliance Vendor Manager EU Cards
Citigroup International | UK | Test Manger Technology

 

Academic Background

NYU Stern School of Business NY | USA | Master of Science in Risk Management
Richmond the American International University in London | UK | CCNA CISCO Networking
Richmond the American International University in London | UK | Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering & Management