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Interview with Hernan Huwyler

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Interviews,

Hernan Huwyler

Hernan Huwyler

IT Risk & Control Governance Sr. Lead at Danske Bank

Key Topics:Compliance, Risk Management, GRC, Corporate Governance, Privacy
Location:Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Hernan Huwyler is a risk and compliance specialist for multinational companies for over twenty years. He is focused on developing practices and controls to address business risks and legal requirements in European and American corporations. He is currently working in Copenhagen to lead risk, control assurance and due diligence processes.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

Working on executive positions at top global companies for 22 years Being an MBA and CPA with business and mathematics background Direct masters and post graduate programs in academics.

What sub-topics are you most passionate about?

I am passionate at integrating quantitative risk management, data-drive risk assessment, implementing compliance programs, implementing privacy and data security programs, and internal audit. I enjoy leading transformation projects to improve decision-making and reduce costs.

Who influences you within these topics?

Doug Hubbard, Anthony Pugliese, Paul Sobel, Richard Bistrong.

What challenges are brands facing in this space?

Provide good data to quantify risk. Find methodologies to manage risks while in compliance with requirements. Simplify the tools for compliance officers, risk managers and internal auditors to provide an holistic view for decision-making.

What do you think the future holds in this space?

Use of new technology as business process modelling, business process automation and robotics, business intelligence and text analytics, process flow managers and artificial intelligence. Provide automatic testing of controls.

What brands are leading the way in this space?

MetricStream, SAP GRC, ServiceNow, RSA Archer, Enablon, Signavio.

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

Speaking opportunities, webinars and post casts. Interviews and articles. Consulting on improvements.

What are your passions outside of work?

Running and trekking.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?