Jim DeLoach on Enterprise Risk Management

Normally I spend a lot of time complaining that vendors and consultants talk an awful lot of nonsense about risk management. It is only fair that I give praise when someone bucks that trend. Jim DeLoach is managing director of Protiviti, the global firm with a notable expertise in risk. Look here for his short and brilliant explanation of “what is ERM and why it is important”. I particularly liked his critical summary of the reality of risk management:

…risk is often an afterthought to strategy and risk management is an appendage to performance management.

Too true!

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance. He was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and others.   Eric was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He was a founding member of Qatar's National Committee for Internet Safety and the first leader of the TM Forum's Enterprise Risk Management team. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group, and is an editorial advisor to Black Swan. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.   Commsrisk is edited by Eric. Look here for more about Eric's history as editor.