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The Governance of Risk Training - 05 March 2015
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A one-day seminar designed to equip boards, individual directors, and senior company executives to approach their responsibility for the governance of risk with increased confidence, and to effectively delegate the responsibility for designing, implementing, and monitoring the risk management plan to management.

2015/03/05
When: 2015/03/05
07:30 AM
Where: IRMSA Training Centre
144 Katherine Street, Grayston Ridge Office Park, Block A, First Floor
Sandton
Johannesburg, Gauteng  2196
South Africa
Presenter: Walter Ehrlich
Contact: Kobus de Wet
011 555 1800


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Calling all risk practitioners and risk managers

A one-day seminar designed to equip boards, individual directors, and senior company executives to approach their responsibility for the governance of risk with increased confidence, and to effectively delegate the responsibility for designing, implementing, and monitoring the risk management plan to management. The seminar is intended to ensure delegates understand their responsibilities, and what actions they need to direct, to ensure a compliant risk management process is established to enhance the quality of decision-making, reduce uncertainty, and contribute to the creation of sustainable shareholder value.

Course Outline:

  • Foundational concepts and terminology
  • Board responsibility:
    • for the governance of risk:
    • for determining the level of risk tolerance
    • regarding risk committees
    • when delegating responsibility to management
    • in anticipating risk
    • for the risk management process
    • for obtaining assurance
    • for disclosure
About the presenter

Walter Ehrlich has extensive experience in developing and implementing strategy, developing markets, managing operations, risk management, and implementing GRC. He has valuable regional and international experience gained during his 25 year career in the oil industry.

He held a number of senior positions including Executive Director of Total Botswana, and Retail Strategy & Investment Manager of Total South Africa. He spent three years based in Paris as part of the Corporate Audit Department of the Total Group. From there he performed risk-based operational audits in the upstream, downstream and chemical sectors of the oil industry, at various locations in Europe, Africa, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Upon his return to South Africa, he was appointed head of the Commercial Fuels Division, responsible for the Mining, Agricultural and Commercial sectors. Later he was tasked with the responsibility of re-establishing the Internal Audit Function, after which he was appointed Consulting Manager, responsible to the CEO for developing and implementing Integrated Risk Management, and various other GRC projects.

He served as Chairman of the Total Corporate Risk Committee and participated in the Audit Committee of the Board. After leaving the corporate world he founded Retlaw Fox Associates, which specialises in risk management training for boards, directors, executives, senior managers, and risk specialists. Walter performs contract work as a part-time CRO and risk management coach. He is a director of World Vision SA and has been nominated as Chairman of the Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee, a director of The Advocates of Hope, and a Steerco member of PRMIA (The Professional Risk Managers International Association) SA. Walter has a BA (Law) degree from Rhodes University and an MBA degree from Henley Business School at Reading University (UK). His MBA specialised in Strategy and Change Management, and concluded with a dissertation in Enterprise Risk.

 

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