Suresh recently assumed the role of Managing Director, Advisory Services, of Kamakura Corporation where he heads, develops, and provides Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Basel II advisory consulting services to its clients worldwide. His work includes practical application of advanced financial analytics to solve crucial risk management issues, on assignments involving latest solutions in the field of financial engineering including advice on term structure models, valuation strategies, V@R, and credit risk. He provides consultations to corporate entities and senior management on diverse issues as risk management practices, derivative valuation methods, and asset-liability management techniques. He re-joined Kamakura Corporation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, where he was Principal Operations Officer responsible for the development of risk management practices in the financial services sector in emerging markets. Prior to his current role, he was Vice-President & Director, Strategic Consulting Services, at Fiserv. In this role, he had over 35 people reporting to him on projects around the globe, and was responsible for consulting development on the enterprise wide risk management-consulting arm of Fiserv Risk. Suresh has managed several projects to structure default probability estimates for retail banking portfolios, including the incorporation of user-specific variables into a credit scoring and default estimation framework, and including the testing of the statistical significance of selected variables. He has advised clients on customer behaviour modelling on retail banking products like mortgages for prepayments, and non-determinant deposits for early withdrawal. He has assisted several leading retail banks around the globe in the production of customer behaviour estimates to analyse their balance sheet mismatches. Suresh has conducted several workshops and led several projects relating to market and credit risk, Basel II, balance sheet management, and profitability measurement in the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Switzerland, and indeed in several other countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Suresh is a featured speaker in the workshops and seminars organized by the Financial Stability Institute, a division of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Suresh joined IPS-Sendero, a fully owned business unit of Fiserv, in 1998 from ABN AMRO Bank, where he was responsible for the conceptualization, development, and implementation of Treasury Trading and Profitability Systems to support the Group’s ongoing Executive Information Programme. He led the project team that implemented multiple treasury back-office and management information systems in the Middle East and African regions of the Group. Before this, he was the Regional Management Information Co-coordinator of the Middle Eastern Region in Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation from 1994-1997. He was responsible for the ALCO and profitability processes in the region, involving the analysis of interest rate and liquidity profiles inherent in the various branches in the region. He authored a transfer pricing policy, which the Group adopted as a best practice standard worldwide. He has authored several papers on liquidity management and alternative methods of liquidity measurement. Suresh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Commerce. His interests include P G Wodehouse, skydiving, and Indian classical music.