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 the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.