The RiskSpotlight Team


Simon Wilkins

CEO & Co-Founder

Simon leads the consulting, business development, commercial and partnership related initiatives at RiskSpotlight. He has over 22 years of experience within the financial services industry as a Management Consultant. He has focused on operational risk over the last 10 years leading major change programmes related to Basel and Solvency II at global financial services organisations. In addition to his responsibilities at RiskSpotlight, he is CEO of SolvRisk and a regular contributor to financial services publications on regulatory change.


Manoj Kulwal


Manoj is responsible for management of strategic, operational & compliance risks related to RiskSpotlight business. He is involved with identifying best practices within external frameworks (ISO 31000, COSO ERM, OCEG's GRC Capability Model) and adapting these to RiskSpotlight's fast-growing business.

He also leads the content development initiatives at RiskSpotlight. He also gets involved with strategic consulting & training engagements. He has 16 years of industry experience and holds an Executive MBA from Cass Business School, UK. He hosts & publishes RiskStudio, which is a bi-monthly podcast on risk management topics.


Breda O'Reilly


Breda is a highly experienced Programme/Project Manager with over 26 years of banking experience. In the last 9 years, she has focused on delivering

business requirements within operational risk programmes. As a senior BA and operational risk SME, Breda has assisted numerous global banks on strategic IT solution implementations and change programmes. She has a pragmatic and delivery focused approach which has ensured she has delivered in some of the most time critical areas such as Basel, SOX, Trading Fraud and Controls.


Sharad Dayma


Sharad leads all technology initiatives at RiskSpotlight. His focus is on delivering technology solutions for RiskSpotlight clients and operational processes. He has over 18 years of consulting experience within financial services industry. He has been involved with successful delivery of technology solutions at Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. His experience has covered domains such as Mortgage Backed Securities, Credit Default Swaps and Mutual Fund Instruments.

He is also CEO and Co-Founder of Synaptein Solutions, a BPM services company based in Virginia, USA.


Ali Omer

Senior Risk Analyst

All is actively involved with risk content research and development related activities. He specialises in topics related to operational, strategic and reputational risk for financial services firms. He was involved in the extensive research to develop the RiskSpotlight Operational Risk Content Library. He also leads the activity involved in researching the daily operational risk related news articles which are part of the RiskSpotlight Portal offering.