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Achieve Success Across the Range of Risk-Related Career Fields

Risk Leadership Initiative

The vision of the Risk Leadership Initiative is to lead on the promotion and development of informed risk thinking in management practice. We aim to achieve this vision by through:

  • Fostering the creation of a community of individuals with a wide ranging interest in leading in response to risk and uncertainty
  • Providing leadership development opportunities via online learning programs, events and forums
  • Providing coordination on the development of research related to risk leadership
  • Supporting degree programming in risk leadership and affiliated fields such as compliance, CSR/sustainability and governance, as well as insurance and actuarial science
  • Participating actively in a growing global network of risk leadership partners

At the Opus College of Business – the only internationally accredited business school providing risk-based education – we provide managerial professionals and students from around the globe with:

  • Technically trained and professionally equipped teaching-oriented faculty
  • An appreciation for the interconnectivity of risk-related fields of study and practice, such as risk management, strategic management, corporate compliance, corporate governance, sustainability and resilience, insurance and actuarial science and financial risk management
  • An historic commitment to supporting the advancement of managerial and leadership practices to serve not only value creation but also the promotion of the common good


Peter Young

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Phone Number
(651) 962-4248


Peter C. Young, PhD
Professor of Management, 3M Chair in International Business, University of St. Thomas

Christopher Michaelson
David and Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, University of St. Thomas

Joachim Adenusi
Director of Inspirational Risk/Conrad Clark

Torben Anderson
Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Center for Global Strategic Responsiveness

Prem Chandrani
Professor of Strategy and Finance, S P Jain Institute of Management & Research

Maren Egedorf
Associate Professor, Metropolitan University College, Emergency and Risk Management Program

Kristine Esper Raffel
Group Risk Manager, Vestas

Martin Fone
Managing Director, Redwater UK Limited

Andrew Keeling
Director, APAK Consulting Ltd

Jack Kruf
President, PRIMO

Mustafa Omar
Chief Executive Officer, Shelter for Life International

Martin Ludvigsson
Director for International Bachelor Program – Accounting and Finance, Linnaeus University