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Finalists announced for IIRSM’s Risk Excellence Awards 2022

IIRSM is excited to announce the finalists of its Risk Excellence Awards 2022. 

The past couple of years have been tough for us all globally, and the challenges continue. Entries from organisations, teams and individuals certainly demonstrated some extraordinary and inspirational stories about protecting people, profits and reputations, whilst navigating challenging times. 

The finalists are as follows: 



Barry Holt Award - Outstanding Risk Management Practice

  • Enerjisa Enerji Uretim A.S, Turkey
  • Corporate Strategy, Etihad Aviation Group, UAE 
  • Global HR Compliance & Risk Management Function, VMware, Ireland

International Risk Initiative of the Year


  • Nazzareno Diodato, Met European Research Observatory, Italy
  • Global HR Compliance & Risk Management Function, VMware, Ireland

John Bennett Award - Exceptional Young Person of the Year


  • Najla Abdulrahman Albluwi, The Red Sea Development Company, Saudi Arabia  
  • Reef Alrojaie, The Red Sea Development Company, Saudi Arabia 
  • Mohit Sharma, Technip Energies, India
  • James Wilson,, UK


Health & Wellbeing Strategy of the Year


  • Health and Wellbeing Team, healthcare rm, UK 
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, India 


Technology Risk Management Initiative of the Year

  • Mark Wright, Health and Safety Index, Australia
  • Technical Team, healthcare rm, UK 
  • Mitie Group plc, UK
  • Office of Risk Management and Compliance, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
  • Proactive & Howden Insurance Brokers, UK 

SME Risk Initiative of the Year 


  • Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Australia
  • Senior Management Team, healthcare rm, UK 

Mentor of the Year


  • John Nelson, Yondr, UK
  • Hugh Maxwell, Chubb Global Risk Advisors, UK 
  • Mohammed Ali Aboelyazed, Wood plc, Egypt

Risk Team of the Year

  • DFDS Seaways UK
  • Enerjisa Enerji Uretim A.S, Turkey
  • Business Support Division, Northern Area Oil Operations, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  • Wincanton, UK

The winner of our President’s Commendation will be announced at the awards ceremony. 

The Risk Excellence Awards Ceremony will again take place virtually on 19 May 2022.   With over 500 people from around the globe joining us last year, we are hoping for an even greater night in 2022.  It’s free to attend and great fun.

Andy Hawkes, CEO at Cardinus Risk Management, the awards headline sponsor, said: “We’re delighted to support the IIRSM Risk Excellence Awards once more. In challenging times, our members and the wider risk profession have demonstrated just how critical they are to the resilience and sustainability of organisations in every sector of industry. It has been a test for our judges to choose shortlists after a year in which risk professionals truly excelled themselves.

“We wish all finalists the best of luck for what promises to be a fantastic evening of recognition and celebration on 19th May.”

IIRSM would like to thank its headline sponsor, Cardinus Risk Management, and its supporting sponsors Avetta, Sureteam and Yondr along with category partners Barnett Waddingham, Healthcare RM, HSE Recruitment Network and Workplace Options. 

For further information please contact:

Holly Mulvihill-Clark, Head of Education  


T: +44 (0) 208 741 9100


Tim Walsh, PR and Communications


T: +44 (0) 208 741 9100

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