Beth Armstrong

Beth Armstrong

Manager, Global Operational Risk Management


Beth Armstrong is an operational risk professional in the financial services space who believes that there’s too much excitement in risk management to not share it with others. Building approachable, comprehensible risk programs that fuel collaboration is a key passion of hers. She is currently employed at Manulife Financial in the Global Operational Risk Management team and has obtained her MBA with a specialization in Business Analytics. Beth has extensive experience in banking, financial services, and insurance (life, property, casualty and auto).

Elspeth Bowler

Managing Director, Operational Risk Division

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Elspeth has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined OSFI in 2012 in the Life Insurance Group and is currently the Managing Director of the Operational Risk Division which is part of the Non-Financial Risk Group. Prior to OSFI, Elspeth held positions in reporting, planning, financial initiatives and capital at several large and medium-sized insurance companies.

Elspeth has a B.Sc. from McGill University and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and has a CPA,CGA.

Sameer Lal

Sameer Lal

Associate Director, Operational Risk


Amala Selvaraj

Amala Selvaraj

Senior Vice President, Internal Audit, Risk, Treasury, & Finance


Isaac De Souza

Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology Risk Officer

BMO Financial Group

Isaac De Souza leads BMO’s 2nd line’s risk oversight and effective challenge of AI and Emerging Technologies, while establishing a foundation for AI & Emerging Technology risk management processes. Isaac has an extensive technical background and business experience from start-ups in Silicon Valley to big tech in Canada deploying cutting edge tech before joining BMO.