Helen Pykhova is Operational Risk executive specializing in strategy, design and implementation of firm-wide operational risk frameworks, policies and tools. Helen has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, and her former roles include Head of Global Internal Control, American Express Bank, Group Head of Operational Risk, Private Bank at Standard Chartered Bank, Group Head of Operational Risk at VTB Capital and advisor to the Head of Operational Risk, Deutsche Bank.

As a director of her own consultancy company, Helen has been working with many international institutions to deliver practical solutions in Operational Risk Management.

Helen is an experienced and respected Operational Risk trainer. She runs public and in-house training courses in the UK and internationally, and delivers Operational risk executive master classes at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Helen has trained hundreds of senior executives of different nationalities over the recent years.

Helen chairs Operational Risk Committee of the Association of Foreign Banks in the UK, organizing and leading monthly meetings on topics of interest, oversees working groups and committee papers on “good practices”. She is also a Director of the Institute of Operational Risk.

She is a frequent speaker at conferences and writes articles for Operational Risk & Regulation, Risk Business, and other magazines.