James Lam is a risk management professional with over 25 years of experience. He is widely noted as the first ever “chief risk officer” and an early advocate of enterprise risk management. His perspectives on risk management are shaped by his work as a chief risk officer, a management consultant, and an independent director of public and private companies. In a global survey conducted by Euromoney, James was nominated by clients and peers as one of the world’s leading risk consultants.

Professional Experience

  • President, James Lam & Associates
  • Director and Chair of the Risk Oversight Committee, E*TRADE
  • Former President of ERisk and Partner of Oliver Wyman
  • Former Chief Risk Officer of Fidelity Investments and GE Capital Market Services

Industry Recognition

  • Inaugural “Risk Manager of the Year,” GARP, 1997
  • Author, Enterprise Risk Management, Wiley, 2003 and 2014
  • Named “100 Most Influential People in Finance,” in 2005, 2006, and 2008 by Treasury and Risk Magazine
  • Named one of the world’s top risk consultants, Euromoney, 2007

Academic Experience

  • BBA, Summa Cum Laude, Baruch College (1983)
  • MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Business (1989)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Peking University (appointed in 2004)
  • Previously served as Adjunct Professor at Babson College and Hult International Business School

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