Fuente: www.consultant-news.com Fecha: 07.07.2011
Deloitte UK’s Simon Owen to lead EMEA Enterprise Risk Services practice
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has appointed Simon Owen as the Managing Director of the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) practice which comprises nearly 4,000 risk professionals across 27 countries.
Owen takes on this new leadership responsibility in addition to his current roles as lead ERS Partner in the UK and Deputy Managing Director for Global ERS. Simon succeeds Chris Verdonck from Deloitte Belgium practice.
Owen commented: “From cyber crime and information leakage through to ethical and regulatory compliance, organisations throughout the world are faced with a broad range of business, financial or technology risks every day. The key for businesses is to understand how these factors can be effectively managed within strategy and decision making processes. This will help to ensure that risks are mitigated, but, where possible, taken advantage of to create value. Taking on a role that helps companies to realise these opportunities is an exciting step, and I look forward to the challenges ahead particularly working with some of our smaller operations across EMEA who are experiencing high growth economies.”
Adel Melek, Managing Director for Global ERS, added: “We are pleased to have Simon Owen accept this important regional role in our Enterprise Risk Services practice, which meshes perfectly with his existing global and country-level responsibilities. In a business environment increasingly fraught with risk, our clients are both reassured and rewarded by having someone of Simon’s knowledge and experience at the helm.”