Team

Founded in 2016 as Business Interruption data intel company, the team has extensive experience managing exposures of tangible and intangible assets through all points of an economic cycle and across range of industries and geographies. Having designed a disruptive, yet collaborative model of operation within industry verticals, we have a distinct advantage in understanding not only Operational Risk exposures, but also key drivers and trigger points that can cause substantial financial and reputational losses. Our broad range of industry partners and telematic-data feed affiliates ensures that the Operational Risk Resilience is always kept up to date. Client centred approach, coupled with our rapid licensing and advisory services, cements Audeamus Risk position as a strategic partner to industries and governments.

Steve Tunstall – Head of Product Development 

Steve has in depth expertise in risk, insurance, compliance, sustainability, and business management. He has over thirty years of experience in owning, running and future proofing companies globally. He has been CEO, Managing Director, Chairman or equivalent in twelve companies in four countries managing teams of up to 500 employees.

Previous roles include:

  • Head of Compliance, Insurance, Legal and Risk at Cathay Pacific Airways and risk and insurance advisor to the rest of the Swire Group globally. Hong Kong based.
  • Vice President of Risk and Insurance for Genting Singapore & Resorts World Sentosa, responsible for enterprise risk management, insurance, and business continuity management. Singapore based.
  • Managing Director for Jardine Pacific, Schindler Lifts Singapore

 

Zoran Ivkovic – Head of Operations

Zoran is a Senior Executive with 25 years of experience in strategy and business development with substantial expertise in designing and leading organizations and implementing a broad range of corporate growth and realignment initiatives. He has spent 15 years in the private equity industry, delivering financial software and services. Most recently he was a Director of BlackRock’s unit in Belgrade, leading over 500 employees across technology and operations sectors.

 

Marko Schneider – Head of Business Development, Europe

Marko is an experienced finance professional with a proven track record in banking and financial services in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Central European region. He has been a General Manager of a subsidiary of the largest Slovenian banking group - Nova Ljubljanska Bank. Marko also served as Head of International Corporates Unit at Erste Bank’ subsidiary and held several roles in management and Supervisory Board roles at commercial banks across Central Europe. Furthermore, he has been a CFO of an engineering and project management company in the pharmaceutical industry.

Aleksandar Kovacevic  is the Founder of Audeamus Risk. He has spent three decades in banking and finance industry and has also worked on government and supranational projects. Before establishing Audeamus Risk, he has held positions in leading banks and “Big 4” advisory firms, managing transformation projects and operations across four continents.

 

Kristy Yee is an Analyst Intern at Audeamus Risk with a B. Actuarial Studies from UNSW. Previously, Kristy has worked in research and actuarial capacities amongst both traditional life insurers and international consulting firms. Her interest in operational risk modelling stems from a desire to understand the complexities of the risk environment in today's marketplace. Her curious mindset and desire to understand the whole picture are what drives her to seek opportunities, new environments and better ways of modelling risks.

 

Advisory Board

Dr. Tom Ludescher, Advisory Board Member. Dr. Tom Ludescher is an experienced CEO and insurance expert, with an extensive background in the strategy and management functions of insurance companies in Switzerland, Europe and Asia. He received his doctorate from the University of St. Gallen HSG in the areas of financial markets and insurance law. Tom is based in Singapore, where he is Chairman of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an association of more than 200 Singapore-based companies with a strong connection to Switzerland, building bridges between two of the world’s leading Fintech hubs. Tom is also the Vice President of the European Chamber of Commerce, a leading advocacy institution in Singapore, as well as advisor to various FinTech and InsurTech startups across Europe, Australia and Asia.

Frank Zanka,  Advisory Board Member. Frank is focused on developing strategy and launch operations.  Prior to Audeamus Risk, Frank worked in various general management, field-facing and venture funding roles for many Internet-based start-up companies where he directly facilitated their growth and eventual acquisition. He has vast experience in developing strategic partnerships/alliances with U.S. companies such as Microsoft, SUN, Intel and with leading international technology companies such as Dassault, Astrium (formerly Matra-Marconi Space), Mitsui, SK Corporation, Pemex, AON, Palace of Westminster (Parliamentary IT Security) and others.  Frank holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Life Sciences, an MBA from Pepperdine University and is licensed by the DRII as a Business Continuity Professional.

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