RIMS reveals president for 2017 term; welcomes two new members


RIMS, a society for risk managers based in the US, has appointed Nowell Seaman as president for the 2017 term, and welcomed two new board members, Ellen Dunkin and Soubhagya Parija.

Seaman is currently the director of global risk management for Potash Corporation of Sakatchewan, and has been a member of RIMS for 21 years.

For nine years Seaman has served on the board of director, and was previously the society’s vice president.

He also served as the Chair of the RIMS Canada Council in 2003-2005, a director of RIMS Saskatchewan Chapter from 1997-2007 and chaired the secretariat responsible for the creation of the McGannon Foundation.

Dunkin is the senior vice president, general counsel and chief risk officer of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company.

Parija is the senior vice president and chief risk officer of New York Power Authority.

“The narrative is changing,” said Seaman. “More organisations are recognising the positive side of risk. They are witnessing the power of risk management and its ability to identify new resources, new processes and new strategies that can take the organisation to new heights.

“RIMS has positioned itself as a leader in the industry. For years, it has provided practitioners with the tools and resources to advance professionally. As president, it is my goal to ensure that the Society’s momentum continues forward and that, together, our global network is prepared for whatever may come next.”

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