How to Position Yourself for a Successful Career in Risk Management


In-person or virtual participation available

Risk management has evolved from a discipline to a full-fledged profession. It has become broader and assumed multiple dimensions, making it a crucial function within both financial and non-financial organizations.

Join us for a panel of accomplished risk leaders who will discuss what a risk career can mean to different people. It will include the options and typical requirements for each level and role to help facilitate your thinking regarding a potential career trajectory that best fits your skills, desires, and personality.

During his keynote speech, Prof. Nils Stieglitz will outline the academic options and qualifications that can enhance and support a successful and rewarding career in risk management.

After the presentation Claudia Schneider (KfW IPEX), Björn Storim (BNY Mellon), Natalie Packham (HWR Berlin), and Markus Quick (KPMG) will share their own career experiences and answer:

  • Why did you choose risk management and which aspect of this profession do you enjoy the most?
  • How has the role of risk manager changed over the course of your career?
  • What are the key skills needed for a successful career in risk management?
  • What are the transferable skills of a risk manager?


6:00 - 6:30 pm: Registration

6:30 - 6:35 pm: Welcome and Introductions

6:35 - 7:00 pm: Keynote from Prof. Nils Stieglitz

7:00 - 7:50 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:50 - 8:00 pm: FRM, SCR, and ERP Certification Ceremony

8:00 - 9:00 pm: Networking Reception

Meeting Location:

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Adickesallee 32-34, Frankfurt am Main, 60322

Attendees qualify for 1 GARP CPD credit.

Chapter Speakers

Dr. Natalie Packham

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, HWR Berlin

Markus Quick

Partner, KPMG AG

Markus Quick is Partner in the Financial Services Advisory Service of KPMG Germany. In his client work he focuses on Risk Management for Banks with a special expertise on Non-Financial Risk, Risk Governance, and ESG Risk. Quick coordinates the global KPMG working group on “ESG Risk in Banking”.

Over nearly 25 years his career has spanned multiple roles in consulting within the Big 4 and a consulting boutique that he co-owned and co-founded. Quick holds a diploma in political economics and has been a chapter director of the GARP Chapter in Germany for more than 10 years.

Claudia Schneider

Chief Risk Officer, KfW IPEX

Claudia Schneider was appointed to the Management Board in the role of CRO (Chief Risk Officer) at KfW IPEX in March 2017. Aside from a short period from 2006-2009 working at PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. as a Country Manager, Schneider has worked for KfW since 1997. She has held various management roles and has been General Manager of KfW IPEX-Bank since 2015.

Björn Storim, MBA, FRM, MRICS

CEO, The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV

Björn Storim is CEO at Bank of New York Mellon. A senior banking executive with more than 20 years of experience in front office and COO/CFO/CRO/corporate functions leadership roles, Storim joined BNY Mellon in 2020 as Head of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Central & Eastern Europe.

Previously he spent 16 years at Credit Suisse, where he was responsible for global markets, international wealth management, asset management, and regulatory affairs in Germany. Storim has a degree in Economics, Banking and Finance from the University of Nuremberg and holds a TRIUM Executive Master of Business Administration from the London School of Economics, Stern School of Business at New York University and the École des Hautes Études Commmerciales de Paris. He is also certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Dr. Nils Stieglitz

President & CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

In 2012, Prof. Stieglitz was appointed Professor of Strategic Management at Frankfurt School. Three years later he became Head of the Management Department at the University of Economics and Business. In November 2017, Prof. Stieglitz was appointed Vice President Corporate Development and has since been a member of Frankfurt School's Executive Committee. From 1993 to 1999 he studied economics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. He was a research assistant for the Chair of Organization and Human Resources at the Philipps-Universität Marburg from 2000 to 2006. He earned his PhD in 2003 and was a professor of Strategic Organizational Design in the Department of Marketing & Management at the University of Southern Denmark from 2006-2012.

His teaching focuses on strategic management and organizational design. Prof. Stieglitz conducts research on topics including strategic decision-making, entrepreneurial risk behavior, and organizational learning and has published in the Strategic Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Journal of Socio-Economics, and Journal of Development Studies, among others.

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December 5, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chapter Directors

Markus Quick
Partner KPMG
Natalie Packham
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Berlin School of Economics and Law

Committee Members

Enrique Rivero Azaola

Senior Supervisor Single Supervisory Mechanism - European Central Bank

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