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Malena Ljungkvist
Chief Risk Officer, Europe at RBC


Malena Ljungkvist is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for Europe of the GRM Operating Committee and the Investor & Treasury Services (I&TS) Operating Committee. In this role Malena is responsible for the oversight of risk across enterprise business platforms in Europe and the GRM relationship manager for I&TS. Malena’s responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for risk management across RBC’s European operations and provide leadership in the implementation and execution of leading practices in risk oversight and governance for the region and the key legal and regulatory entities

Prior to Malena’s current role, Malena was the Chief Operational Risk Officer for I&TS (CORO) where Malena ensured that first-line-of-defence practices and processes are consistent across all I&TS business lines, and fully align with RBC’s risk management policies and frameworks where she led a global team.

Malena has been with RBC for over 16 years and possesses significant knowledge of counterparty operational, credit, trading, liquidity and market risk.

Malena serves as a Director on I&TS Bank board and in 2018 Malena joined the board of Trustees for RBC’s closed defined benefit pension plan in the UK.

Prior to RBC Malena held a Market risk Manager role at Commerzbank. Malena holds a degree in Accounting and Management and a Master (Msc) in Money, Banking and Finance from Middlesex University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Employee resilience panel