The Ohio State University Fisher College, Office of the Dean


Executive Director, Risk Institute


Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Key Responsibilities:

The Risk Institute (RI) is in search of an Executive Director who can lead in the execution of its strategic plan by formulating appropriate action plans and setting well-defined metrics to measure success. The Institute hopes to provide value to its sponsoring world-class member organizations and the Fisher College of Business in the following ways:

  • Convening fellow Chief Risk Officers and risk management professionals across the State of Ohio (and beyond) with advantages on a personal and professional basis to participants
  • Advancing thought leadership by collaborating on risk topics that cut across industries to create best in class enterprise risk management programs at our respective enterprises
  • Providing continuous training & learning programs for member companies to have access for the benefit of their enterprise employees
  • Providing access to world renowned research on relevant topics related to enterprise risk management and to benefit from collaboration among academics and member executives
  • Offering a partnership with a top-ranked business school –with a unique undergraduate enterprise risk management curriculum and insurance minor– that brings together top tier Midwest- based organizations with a world class university
  • Creating access to top talent undergraduate and graduate students to create a pipeline of future risk management professionals for the members of The Risk Institute
  • Facilitating on-demand project & consulting work by undergraduate and graduate level students for ad hoc risk management projects for members

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Level Degree or equivalent educ/exp
  • Extended experience in the business world, preferably in a senior management position; working knowledge of risks that affect the business world and an understanding of how companies respond to them; skill to think strategically; demonstrated ability to connect a series of linked events to form a broader perception of possible outcomes.

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