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Navigating Geopolitical Risk in the 21st Century
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  • Objectives & Outline
  • Methodology
  • Participant Profile
  • Trainer
  • Overview
    Programme Details
    Date
    17 April 2024
    Time
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Venue
    Asian Banking School
    HRDC PROG NO
    10001357265
    Geopolitical risk has become a critical consideration for governments, businesses and individuals. This programme is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the complex and fast evolving geopolitical landscape in the 21st century. It will explore the key factors, trends, and strategies for managing geopolitical risk in an era characterised by global interdependence. Key geopolitical trends and strategies will be examined for informed decision-making in a rapidly changing global environment. By the end of this one-day programme, participants will learn how to proactively manage geopolitical risks, protecting their organisations' interests and enhancing resilience in the face of dynamic and rising geopolitical challenges.
    Learning Level
    Intermediate
    Programme Fees*

    AICB MEMBER

    MYR

    1,700

    / PAX

    NON-MEMBER

    MYR

    2,000

    / PAX

    *Subject to 6% Service Tax

  • Objectives & Outline
    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
    • Analyse the major geopolitical trends and challenges of the 21st century
    • Discuss geopolitical risks and its impact on business
    • Develop strategies for identifying, assessing, and mitigating geopolitical risks
    • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the context of geopolitical risks
    • Enhance crisis management and decision-making skills in the context of geopolitical risks
    PROGRAMME OUTLINE

    Introduction to Geopolitical Risk

    • Understanding Geopolitical Risk
    • Top Geopolitical Risks and their significance to business and financial institutions
    • Predicting future geopolitical trends

    Key Geopolitical Trends

    • Multipolarity vs. Unipolarity
    • Regional hotspots and conflicts
    • Climate change and environmental geopolitics
    • Trade wars and geoeconomic Risks
    • Technology, cybersecurity and digital risks

    Identifying and Assessing Geopolitical Risks

    • Tools and methods for assessing Geopolitical Risk
    • Analysing political, economic, social, and technological factors
    • Geopolitical Risk indexes and indicators

    Mitigating Geopolitical Risk in Business and Finance

    • Impact on global markets
    • Supply chain resilience and risk diversification
    • Investment strategies in risky environments
    • Strategies for managing risk in business operations

    Managing Geopolitical Risk in the Digital Age

    • Cybersecurity threats and responses
    • Data privacy and sovereignty
    • Social media and influence campaigns

    Scenario Analysis and Stress Testing

    • Preparing for unpredictable events
    • Developing contingency plans
    • Risk scenarios for organisational resilience

    Implementing Geopolitical Risk Management

    • Integrating Crisis and Geopolitical Risk Management into organisational culture
    • Preparing for uncertainty and complexity
    • Monitoring and continuous improvement

    Crisis Management in Geopolitical Risk

    • Crisis identification and response
    • Decision-making under stress
    • Media and public relations in crisis situations

    Case Studies: Examining real-world examples of organisations successfully managing geopolitical risk and those facing challenges
  • Methodology
    Lecture, case studies and discussions
  • Participant Profile

    Leaders, executives, risk managers and individuals responsible for organisational strategy and security, and anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of and resilience to geopolitical risks in their personal lives and for their organisation

  • Trainer

    CHEAH WEE LEONG

    Cheah Wee Leong is the Director of Investment Banking Training at the Asian Banking School and has more than 25 years of experience working in the banking industry with local and foreign banks in various roles and capacities. A seasoned professional, Wee Leong brings with him broad experience as a former banker and management consultant.

    Wee Leong started his career at Citibank in 1993 before joining US management consultancy firm Accenture in 1997. At Accenture, he was involved in managing large bank merger-integration, process re-engineering and transformation projects. He has worked in projects in various countries including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia. In 2003, Wee Leong joined CIMB as its Head of Operational Risk Management and led the implementation of the bank’s operational risk management and Basel 2 – Operational Risk framework. Subsequently, he assumed various senior roles in Trade Finance, Regional Transaction Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury and Markets division and Group CEO office at CIMB. His last role at CIMB was as Director, Group Strategy.
    Wee Leong holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the USA and a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from the Anglia Rushkin University, United Kingdom. He obtained training from Citibank Asia Pacific Banking Institute in Singapore in 1995. He is a certified Chartered Banker, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) Certified Training Professional, Certified HRD Corp trainer and a holder of the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certificate in Project Management.

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