Silicon Valley risk expert to educate CA Sri Lanka members on risk management in 21st century

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:30 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Risk management challenges and opportunities for large corporations and conglomerates will come under focus at a seminar on ‘Making Risks Work for You’ organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), which will be held on 24 September. The seminar will be conducted by a Silicon Valley Risk Experts, Dr. Aparna Gupta, who is a faculty member in the finance and accounting department of the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of the US, educated professionals on risk metrics, their use and abuse while also focusing on data analytics to business analytics and also pitfalls in risk management in the current context. Dr. Gupta is also the director of the Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics Program at Lally School, and the director of Lally School’s Center for Financial Studies, and holds a joint appointment at the industrial and systems engineering department in the School of Engineering at RPI, which is a 190‐year-old top research university in the US. Her clients include top corporates such as General Electric, Allstate insurance, Merrill Lynch, NYISO, Weather Risk Ltd, Tata consultancy services. Dr. Gupta earned her doctorate from Stanford University and her B.Sc., and M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, India.