The "Agile" methodology is said to have many benefits, including faster time to market, higher revenue growth, lower costs and more engaged workforce. However there have been few stories on how agile is successfully used by regulated financial institutions to implement change, especially in the context of risk management practices. The session discusses the opportunity and challenges faced by risk practitioners as they pivot from traditional methods to harness the benefits of Agile, as a way to operate in a dynamic environment.

Azlina Wetmore

Head of Policy and Innovation, Capital One

Azlina Wetmore heads the Policy & Innovation group covering Commercial Credit and Market and Liquidity Oversight for Capital One. In her role, Azlina is responsible for policy, governance, regulatory and assurance matters. A significant part of her role is driving change programs within Credit Risk Management, leveraging on technology.

Prior to joining Capital One in 2017, Azlina was in Credit Suisse, in the US and Asia. Her roles in the US include Head of Regulatory Risk, Governance & Strategic Planning Transformation, Chief Operating Officer for the Risk Division for the Investment Bank, and Head of Operational Risk Governance in the Americas. In Asia, Azlina was responsible for implementing new franchises and products across the region including India, Indonesia and Australia. She initially joined Credit Suisse to head the Legal & Compliance function in Malaysia, after spending time as a regulator in the Securities Commission, Malaysia.

Azlina holds a Masters of Commercial Law from Cambridge University and a law degree from Warwick University, both located in the United Kingdom. She has also been called to the Bar of England and Wales.


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