OCC Names New Chief Risk Officer

July 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, 2017, the OCC named William A. Rowe as its Chief Risk Officer, effective immediately. He fills the position which has been vacant since April, 2017.  As Chief Risk Officer, he will lead the agency’s Office of Enterprise Risk Management and the agency’s Enterprise Risk Committee. Under his direction, the Office of Enterprise Risk Management supports an agency-wide view of risks and evaluates adherence to the agency’s risk appetite statement. The Enterprise Risk Committee includes the Comptroller of the Currency and the Executive Committee members and discusses risks facing the agency to ensure that key decisions and actions consider the OCC’s enterprise risk profile and appetite. Mr. Rowe also will continue to serve as Liaison to the FDIC.