Ali Samad-Khan

Ali Samad-Khan is Founder and President of Stamford Risk Analytics. He has over 25 years of experience in enterprise/operational risk management and more than 30 years of experience in financial services and consulting.

Ali has advised more than 100 of the world’s leading banks; insurance, energy and transportation companies; and national and international regulators on a full range of risk management issues. Key elements of his Strategic ERM/ORM framework and methodology have been adopted by leading institutions around the world.

Recognized globally as an expert in the risk management space, Ali’s thought provoking articles and white papers have served as a catalyst for change in the way organizations manage risk. For his contributions to the field of risk management, Ali was named “One of the One Hundred Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk Management magazine. He is also a charter member of Who’s Who in Risk Management.

Prior to founding Stamford Risk Analytics, Ali served as a Principal in the ERM Practice at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson), where he was also Global Head of Operational Risk Management Consulting. Previously, Ali was Founder and President of OpRisk Analytics LLC, a software provider, which was acquired by SAS. Before that Ali worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, where he headed the Operational Risk Group within the Financial Risk Management Practice. Prior to that, he led the Strategic Risk Initiatives Group in the Operational Risk Management Department at Bankers Trust. He has also worked as a policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the World Bank.

Ali holds a B.A. in (Quantitative) Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Yale University.

Anver Kasmani
Vice President, International Business Development

Anver Kasmani is Vice President of International Business Development at Stamford Risk Analytics. He has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of senior positions in control functions working with major companies in the financial sector.

Prior to joining Stamford Risk Analytics, Anver worked at MetLife where he was Head of Risk Management and Compliance for the EIME Region. Before that he was Vice President at MetLife Mexico with responsibilities for Finance, Risk Management and Strategic Planning. Anver has also worked both as an internal auditor with MetLife in Spain and as external auditor with Ernst & Young in London.

Anver is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.