Post-release of the anniversary International Forum "Risk management in Russia»

Anniversary International Forum of “Russian risk-management society” was devoted to discussion of new challenges and opportunities of risk management development in Russia during 15 years of RusRisk operation. The event was held on 17-18 September in Sochi, sanatorium “Arctic”.

Around 100 executives of risk-management departments and risk-managers of industrial, insurance, investment and broker companies, banks, professors, representatives of state authorities and experts took part in the forum.

Among companies, which supported the event are: “Insurance Broker Willis CIS” LLC, “RSM Rus” LLC, “AlphaInsurance” JSC, “SIBUR Holding” JSC, “Insurance broker SeaLine” LLC, “AIG Insurance Company” JSC, “AON Rus-Insurance brokers” LLC, PJSC MMC “Norilsk Nickel”, Committee for Technical Regulation, Standardization and Conformity Assessment, “Interfax” world group and other information resources.

Program of the forum included three main vectors: LEADERSHIP-COMPETENCE-COOPERATION and began with special guest speech. Denis Dragunskiy, writer, political scientist, journalist and blogger who shared with the audience the risks experience in his life, starting with "Deniskin stories". The results of a joint study of the risk management status in Russia, held by FERMA and PwC, with the participation of RusRisk was presented to the participants by Oleg Melezhnikov and Konstantin Suplatov (PwC).

Panel session Role and place of risk management and risk manager in a company (moderator - Andrey Shishakov, Professor of the Moscow school of management "SKOLKOVO») opened with the speech of Alexey Lobanov – director of banking regulation department in the Central Bank of Russia Banking regulation reform until 2022: what will happen to financial risk management?, which traditionally has been successful among audience. Elena Loss, president of RSM Rus, President of international center of leading practices of internal control and risk management, Head of risk management and internal control committee of Federal Agency for State Property Management presented report about current tasks for development risk management system in state participation companies. Vyacheslav Novokshonov (SIBUR), Pavel Smolkov and Sergey Salamatov (InterRAO), Mikhail Fedorov (Eurasian group) and Denis Skorokhodov (Irkutsk oil company) have shared best risk management practices in industrial and other spheres.

Second panel session (moderators - Yuri Kostenko, risk management Director of AFK “Sistema” and Nikolay Ivanov, Deputy of CEO, «Expert RA») was devoted to risk management standards, training, certification and digital economy. Audience actively participated in discussion of reports prepared by Elena Mancheva (Bank of Russia), Sergey Yakovlev (“Interfax”), Elena Karanina (Vyatka State University), Vladimir Avdiyskiy (Finance University under the Government of Russian Federation and National association of economic security experts), Mikhail Pomazanov (JSC “Promsvyazbank”), Stanislav Volkov (Expert RA) and Irina Balabanova (“Digital Design”).

Topics of national and European certification of risk-managers, implementation of best practices in the field of operational risk management by the Bank of Russia, psychological aspects of risk behavior of employees, automatization of risk-management process were discussed during these session.

The first day ended with business game risk-oriented deсision making in non financial enterprises, which was brilliantly prepared and held by leading specialists of PJSC MMC “Norilsk Nickel” Evgeniy Telenkov, Alexey Prudnikov and Pavel Grishin.

Second day of the forum began with round table Cross-functionality, risk management and insurance practices (moderator – Boris Korchemkin, “AON Rus-Insurance brokers”). Questions of risk-management role in organization of effective insurance protection programs, cyber-risk insurance, co-insurance, validation of risk-models, synergy between risk-management and risk-engineering, process-centric approach and risk-oriented thinking, loss-adjuster’s client orientation in cooperation with insurer and policyholder while losses settlement and other topics were discussed at the event.

Discussion of the most critical issues in risk-management and insurance during the Forum will help RusRisk to form the position while dealing with Federal Agency for State Property Management, Rosstandart (Federal Agency for standardization), and other state authorities, Russian and international partners. It will also help to prepare for FERMA seminar (Antwerpen, 8-9 October 2018).

In terms of RusRisk Forum winners of the annual Competition «Best risk management in Russia» were awarded in three personal nominations. Roman Kachalov (СEMI RAS) and Victor Moskvin (“Investments in Russia” magazine) were awarded in nomination of «For the overall contribution to the development of risk management in Russia», Denis Skorokhodov (Irkutsk oil company) - Hope of the year in the field of risk management in Russia and the nomination Best risk-manager of the year was won by Mikhail Fedorov (Eurasian Resources Group), laureate – Victoria Dereza (“Metalloinvest”).

The honorary signs of RusRisk "for personal contribution to the development of risk management in Russia" were awarded to Pavel Smolkov and Alexey Prudnikov.

The results of the Forum confirmed once again that the interest of the business community is growing in the areas of practical use of international experience in risk management in its activities to develop new approaches and mechanisms to overcome the crisis in the economy and other areas.

Here are some opinions of the Forum participants:

  • «We would like to congratulate the whole team of RusRisk on the 15th anniversary and thank you all for the excellent organization of the anniversary Forum, held on September 17-18 in Sochi»,- Elena Tikhomirova, Director of customer service of LLC “Mensor Ltd”
  • "I would like to thank you again for the excellent organization of the annual 15-th forum of the Society "RusRisk" in Sochi...",-Oleg Melezh nikov, PwC.
  • "Many thanks to the organizers and participation of the special guest Denis Dragunsky" - Olga Artemieva, “Baltika” brewery.
  • "I express my gratitude to the organizators and participants of the forum. Further cooperation is interesting", - Anna Gagarina, JSC "AEM-technologies".
  • "I wish you success and further productive work!"- Stanislav Fazleev, PJSC "Nizhnekamskneftekhim»