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Nicola Wickes
Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer at MUFG


Nicola Wickes was appointed Managing Director and Acting Chief Risk Officer at MUFG Europe, Middle East and Africa in July 2019. Within this position she is responsible for the development and maintenance for the holistic management of risk across the EMEA region, and ensuring effective oversight of the second line. She joined MUFG in April 2019 and held the position of Head of Enterprise Risk.

Ms. Wickes has enjoyed a distinguished career within the banking sector with a speciality in Credit Risk Management that has spanned three decades. She began her work with Mellon Bank in London and subsequently moved to UBS where she worked within both Credit Risk and Structured Finance. In 1998 she joined CIBC as an Executive Director in Credit Risk Management, and between 2014 and 2019 served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, covering the areas of Europe, Asia and Australia; retaining the Head of Credit Risk role in that region and handling SMF4 and SMF3 accountabilities. Whilst at CIBC she was a member of the board of CIBC World Markets PLC and chaired the CIBC Europe Diversity Committee.

In April 2016, Ms. Wickes became a Non-Executive Director to the board of the Global Risk Institute in Toronto, Canada. In 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Directors for MUFG Turkey A.Ş.

She holds a BA in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University graduating in 1987.

Nicola Wickes's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • Optimising the risk and return of climate change

  • Diversity in risk management – route to progress