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20 September, 2011 | (01 hr)

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If the 2008 financial crisis taught us anything, it is that board oversight of risk is critical to the health, or even the survival of a company.  Risk oversight is a central piece of a director's responsibility to oversee long term strategy and value creation for a company.  Join Ellen Hexter, Senior Advisor on Enterprise Risk Management and Mark Bergman, Partner and co-head of capital markets and securities group at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, for some insights on how directors need to be increasing their risk acumen and what other senior executives can do to help their boards.

Drawing on The Conference Board’s latest Director Notes report, they will discuss recent regulatory development, emerging practices in risk management at companies and increased expectations for board members understanding of risk at their companies.  

  • What is the right structure for the board to oversee risk?
  • How do boards build enterprise risk into strategy oversight?
  • How to move the focus from risk process to key risks? 
  • What key risks are missing from board level discussions?

Who should attend:

Independent Directors, CFOs, Chief Legal Officers, Corporate Secretaries, Heads of ERM, Heads of Internal Audit, Governance Executives


Mark S. Bergman

Mark S. Bergman
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Mark S. Bergman is co-head of the Securities and Capital Markets Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and is resident in our London office. Mr. Bergman is also a member of the firm's Financial Services Restructuring Working Group. Mr. Bergman joined Paul, Weiss in 1982 a...Full Bio

Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter (Moderator)
Program Director, Chief Audit Executives Council, IT Audit Leaders Council, Mergers & Acquisitions Executives Council, Strategic Risk Management Council, and Strategic Risk Management Council
The Conference Board

Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices and the role of the board in ERM oversight.

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