Emmy-Pirkko Muandingi, MSc Risk Management

‌‌Meet Emmy-Pirkko Muandingi an alumni of the MSc Risk Management programme, who has been promoted to the Head of Operational Risk at Standard Bank of Namibia.

What course did you study?

I studied MSc Risk Management at GCU- London.

What was your favourite part of studying the course?

Since I was already working in the risk environment, I could relate what I was learning with practise which was an amazing eye opener to me. I also enjoyed the challenges that the course presented, especially with risk analysis and modelling.

Meet Emmy-Pirkko Muandingi, MSc Risk Management alumni who is now the Head of Operations Risk at Stanard Bank of Namibia.

"My role as Head of Operations Risk includes risk reporting and trend analysis, errors and claims tracking and analysis, audit coordination, BCP oversight, systems entitlements, project management and preparing senior management risk reports.

I implement, validate and monitor operational risk management processes within the business as well as continuously improving the operational risk processes with the intention of adding value to business, whilst introducing practices that are fit for purpose in line with leading global practices.

The MSc Risk Management degree assisted me a lot in my understanding of BCM, risk analysis and the execution thereof. The global understanding, especially from practitioners and the involvement with the IRM through GCU London, has also prepared me enough for bigger and more challenging roles such as this one.

Since I was already working in the risk environment prior to joining GCU London, I could relate what I was learning with practise which was an amazing eye opener to me. I also enjoyed the challenges that the course presented, especially with risk analysis and modelling.

If you want to succeed it requires dedication, passion and hard work. Therefore, studying towards an MSc Risk Management is not just a walk in the park — it requires hard work. Believe in yourself and your capabilities, because the benefits you will gain out of the course are immeasurable. One can never trade knowledge and education with anything, besides, once you have studied Risk Management you can apply the principles in any environment and industry. There are no limitations compared to other fields where you can only work in limited industries."