20 June 2018
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[LONDON] Risks and Opportunities for 2017 - Business in the Age of Disinformation, Discussion & Networking, hosted by Stroz Friedberg at the Leadenhall Building (Cheesegrater)

20 Apr 17
from 17:30 to 21:30

Please join us for an exciting panel discussion and networking evening, hosted by Stroz Friedberg (an Aon company) on Thursday 20 April.

This discussion will focus on potential risks for your company – ranging from regulatory to political and reputational to cyber – and distinguishing fact from kompromat. Experts will offer advice on how to protect yourself when doing business in Russia and globally.

Registration from 17.30
Panel discussion from 18:00
Networking to follow from 18:45
Please note, attendees are encouraged to arrive for the panel discussion from 18:00.
However, please do still join us if you would just like to attend for the networking.



Bradley Hope

Financial Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Bradley Hope, financial reporter at the Wall Street Journal, has spent the past decade covering corruption and white collar crime in the global financial sector. He was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his ongoing investigation into corruption at the highest levels of the Malaysian government. 

Previously, while based in Egypt and the UAE, he probed the assets of toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and the collapse of Kabul Bank, which implicated the brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

Mr. Hope began his career as a crime reporter in New York before becoming the Egypt bureau chief for The National of Abu Dhabi.  He now lives in London with his partner, fellow journalist Farah Halime, and their two children.


Simon Viney

Vice President, Cyber Resilience

Simon Viney is Vice President, Cyber Resilience for Stroz Friedberg’s London office. He is responsible for leading customer engagements across a wide range of cybersecurity disciplines including; security risk and threat assessments, security architecture, information risk strategy development, maturity assessments and supporting information risk and control related outsourcing activity.

Mr. Viney has over 16 years of information risk and security management experience, primarily focused in financial services and the public sector. He has wide ranging experience assisting customers to meet challenges in relation to security architecture approaches, delivery of strategic security and risk related improvement activities and managing information risk and controls within outsourcing programs.

Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Viney managed his own consulting company. During this time he assisted a global investment bank in implementing improved controls in relation to privileged user access, executing a strategic patch management program covering all aspects of the bank’s infrastructure, and in managing risk and control related aspects of a major outsourcing program. Previously, he worked as a Senior Manager in the Enterprise Risk Services practice for Deloitte and the Financial Services IT Risk and Assurance practice for Ernst & Young.


Vadim Nikitin

Assistant Director and Russia expert

Vadim Nikitin is an Assistant Director for Stroz Friedberg’s Due Diligence and Strategic Research practice, based in London. He is a leading subject matter expert for Russia and established writer and commentator on post-Soviet politics and international relations.

Over the past decade, Mr. Nikitin’s feature and opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times and the Nation in the US, the UK’s Guardian and Independent, the Moscow Times, the Internazionale in Italy, the Mail and Guardian in South Africa and the National in the UAE.

He has spoken widely about Russian foreign policy in academic, corporate and broadcast settings, including regular appearances on CNBC.

A graduate of Harvard University, Vadim began his career at the Pew Research Centre in Washington DC. In the UK, he has worked with former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and most recently served as an associate at a major risk consultancy. Vadim comes from Murmansk, Russia and is bilingual in Russian and English.

This session is timely given the ongoing online information wars that are increasingly obscuring the landscape for investors and influencing global politics and policy. 

The event will allow ample time for networking, so please do join us to make new contacts.

RBCC members - free of charge for 2 members, additional representatives £15+VAT pp
Non-members - welcome to attend for £30+VAT pp.

Please email to register