May 052017
 

Chartered Director David Doughty has been named top social influencer in risk, compliance and regtech by Thomson Reuters

The list, complied by Thomson Reuters, ranks the most influential thought-leaders and thinkers on social media, in risk management, compliance and regtech in the UK whose posts drive ideas and promote change within the sector.

Through their use of innovative and disruptive media, these leading 30 individuals contribute to the growth and vibrancy of this fast-moving sector.

How was the list compiled and ranked?

To produce the influencer list, Thomson Reuters worked with a team of analysts at Onalytica and OST Marketing, both specialists in social media, to create a list of almost 400 influencers in the sector.

This initial list was based on four key metrics, largely using Twitter data:

  1. Impressions: how many times their posts appeared in social streams.
  2. Relevance: how closely they are associated with an agreed list of keywords.
  3. Resonance: how much their posts are engaged with.
  4. Reach: how many people their posts reach.

The list was then sorted according to Topical Engagement, which is a combination of Relevance (number of on-topic posts) and Resonance (normalised engagement score), and which enabled us to produce our final standings and identify the top 30.

Journalists and Thomson Reuters employees were excluded from the list.

Who are the top 30 influencers in the UK?

The influencers Thomson Reuters have listed are people who write insightful blog posts, share up-to-the-minute news and drive topical debate on Twitter.

They are the vocal few who drive ideas and promote change.

The list covers a wide range of roles, sectors and skill-sets and includes business leaders, media professionals,analysts and practitioners. Their sole unifying quality is that they are active on social media and respected within their field.

Among the leading influencers identified are:

  • David Doughty (@DavidDoughty) — Corporate governance expert and business mentor who works with company directors to assist them in building their boards and ensuring they’re as effective as they possibly can be. David discusses a range of topics online, from corporate governance to compliance and risk management.
  • Mike Wright (@MikeWrightQ) — Responsible for delivering risk management, cyber security and global investigation services, Mike can be found commenting on anti-money laundering and data breaches. With over 8,200 Twitter followers and a relevancy score of 925 he’s definitely a voice to be trusted.
  • Jane Walshe (@SjaneWalshe) — A regtech entrepreneur who ranks on our list as a result of her regular posts on conduct risk and regtech.
  • Neira Jones (@NeiraJones) — A trusted voice when it comes to information security and data breaches, Neira has more than 8,400 followers on Twitter. She can often be found discussing cyber crime and fraud.
  • Christian McMahon (@ChristianMcM) — A leading voice in the regtech sector who regularly shares his thoughts on digital transformation.
  • Jason Boud (@jasonboud) — CEO of RegTech London, Jason ranks on our list with a resonance score of over 25, making him one of the most impactful voices on our list.
  • David M. Brear (@DavidBrear) — Host of the number one iTunes fintech and banking podcast, David has over 28,000 Twitter followers and shares his comments on everything from digital banking to banking innovators.

 

May 052017
 

Denis Cherkasov is the 10th Russian citizen to become a Chartered Director, a qualification awarded by the UK's Institute of Directors (IoD) in London

04.05.2017 | Source: Pravda.Ru

Denis Cherkasov, a Russian businessman and technology investor.

The Institute of Directors, London, is a well established business organisation that has been operating since 1903. It promotes private entrepreneurship. In Russia, the IoD and the Independent Directors Association run the IoD Chartered Director certification program. Based on the training results, it awards three types of certificates. Denis Cherkasov became the tenth Russian citizen ever to be awarded the highest qualification - the Chartered Director.

Denis Cherkasov was born in 1976 in the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. He graduated from MGIMO University and worked on his Ph.D. at the Institute for the Economy in Transition (IET). Alongside his studies, he taught a number of courses at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). At the beginning of his career, Denis founded Luch Publishing House that issued the Populyarnye Finansy (transl. "Popular Finances") magazine which won him the Media Manager of Russia award.

In 2006, Denis Cherkasov was appointed Vice President of UFG Private Equity and then took over as the fund's Co-Director. From 2008 to 2012, he worked at Wermuth Asset Management GmbH as Private Equity Director. Over this period, he participated in a shale oil and gas production project and the sale of Conquest Petroleum Incorporated, a US-based company.

Denis Cherkasov served on the Boards of Directors of several major companies focusing on the development of innovative management systems and production of CAD software, as well as high-tech companies based in the US and Ireland, including Advenira Enterprises, Inc., Parallel Graphics Ltd., Biomimedica, Inc. and others.

Apart from that, Denis Cherkasov was a member of the Boards of Directors at leading Russian consumer market manufacturers and chains: Concern Kalina, Dikaya Orkhideya (transl. - "Wild Orchid"), the North Timber Group specializing in forest harvesting and wood processing, iiko and Cortona3D (both are developers of innovative solutions and automation systems).

The investor currently serves on the Boards of Directors in Russian and foreign high-tech companies, including Canatu Oy, a global manufacturer of bendable touch films based in Finland. Since 2013, he has been CEO at SBVC Management Company (formerly, Troika Venture Capital Asset Management Company). At the start of his career with the company, Denis supervised the restructuring of the venture funds' investment portfolio and was responsible for aligning the company's operations with Sberbank Group's general strategy. SBVC Management Company focuses on trusted asset management of closed-end investment funds whose investment shares are restricted in terms of turnover according to the Russian legislation.

Pravda.Ru

May 042017
 

Two directors at Barclays have achieved the Institute of Directors (IoD) Chartered Director status and are encouraging other directors in the Isle of Man to do the same.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 By Duncan Foulkes in Business

Barclays IoD chartered directors L-R Phil O’Shea, Clive Parrish from the IoD and Simon Scott

Simon Scott, managing director of Barclays in the Isle of Man, and Philip O’Shea, risk director at Barclays, became Chartered Directors after completing the final stage of the IoD’s Company Direction programme last year.

The programme offers a range of courses, designed and delivered by executive level business experts from a range of industries, focusing on the essential skills that are required to successfully lead a business.

Chartered Director is the only professional qualification for executive and non-executive directors that demands both knowledge and experience of how to make boards effective and a commitment to continuous professional development.

Directors wishing to become chartered must pass the IoD Certificate and Diploma in company direction before going on to the chartered level which involves compiling a professional portfolio of experience, which is assessed by an IoD professional development panel, and undergoing an interview process.

Mr Scott said: ‘Many directors stop at the IoD Diploma, but reaching chartered status demonstrates the individual’s experience at a more significant level and shows knowledge and understanding in a number of key areas including company governance, strategic thinking and leadership."

‘All members of the local Barclays board have completed the IoD Company Direction programme and have really benefited from the qualification, so I would definitely encourage others to consider completing it to the chartered level.’

Mr O’Shea said: ‘The requirement to provide clear and specific examples of when I have demonstrated good governance as a director was a positive challenge.

‘The process of collating the evidence for my portfolio and taking part in the interview process made me reflect on my effectiveness and helped me to consider how I can continue to develop and improve in my role as a director on a board.’

The IoD programmes are ideal for directors, senior executives, owner-managers and entrepreneurs who aspire to work at strategic board room level, whether that’s in the public, private or non-for-profit sectors.

The local Institute has successfully partnered with Salford Professional Development to deliver the IoD qualifications for a number of years. This year the option of remote invigilation has been introduced so there are even more opportunities for directors to complete the assessments on-island.

All of the modules are run in the Isle of Man but there is also the option for delegates to attend the modules in Salford if the local dates aren’t suitable.

Alison Kennedy, director of executive education at Salford Professional Development, said: ‘Many directors worry that they won’t be able to fit the qualifications into their busy schedules, but the IoD Company Director programme offers huge flexibility in study dates and timing and is supported by e-learning which can be accessed any time or place.

‘The programme is often undertaken by directors who already have experience on a board but the qualification would also benefit aspiring directors as it provides the leadership and business skills required and can be a huge confidence boost for them to make that leap to a director role.’

Chairman of the Isle of Man IoD branch, Clive Parrish, said: ‘I congratulate Simon and Phil for attaining the status of chartered director as this is a qualification that we encourage all new and experienced directors to aspire to. In an increasingly complex world we would like to see more directors, across all sectors, increase their knowledge and skills and really understand why being an effective director is good for them and their business’.

The first course of the IoD Certificate programme takes place in the Isle of Man on June 19 and 20, 2017.

 

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