James Lam Joins the Wdesk Team
James Lam, a pioneer in the field of risk management, has joined Wdesk as Senior Advisor.
James is the president of James Lam & Associates, a leading risk management consulting firm. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of E*TRADE Financial Corporation where he was named Chair of the Risk Oversight Committee.
With over 25 years of risk management experience, James is often cited as being the first Chief Risk Officer. An early advocate for enterprise risk management, he served as Partner of Oliver Wyman, Founder and President of ERisk, Chief Risk Officer of Fidelity Investments, and Chief Risk Officer of GE Capital Market Services.
James' many accolades include receiving the inaugural Risk Manager of the Year Award from the Global Association of Risk Professionals in 1997. Additionally, he was named one of the \"100 Most Influential People in Finance\" three times by Treasury & Risk Management magazine.
Author of over 100 articles on risk management, James also published Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls, which has been translated into 4 additional languages.
After receiving his BBA from Baruch College and graduating summa cum laude, James completed his MBA with honors at UCLA. In addition to lecturing at Harvard Business School, he has taught courses in risk management at Babson College and Hult International Business School.
James will provide his pioneering expertise on a variety of Wdesk initiatives encompassing risk management and enterprise risk reporting.