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Institute of Risk Management (IRM) announces second global ambassador for the United States of America

December 12, 2019

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Institute of Risk Management (IRM) announces second global ambassador for the United States of America

The IRM is delighted to announce a second global ambassador for the USA, focusing on the Midwest covering: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio and parts of eastern Canada.

Michael Rasmussen is a long serving member of the Institute and is an Honorary Life Member; he will also work in partnership with our other Global Ambassadors around the world.

Prior to founding GRC 20/20 Research, Michael was a Vice-President and ’Top Analyst’ at Forrester Research, Inc. Before Forrester, he led the risk/compliance consulting practice at a professional services firm and has specific experience managing compliance and risk within organizations.

Michael’s educational experience consists of a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Science in Business. Michael is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a research focus in ethics and church history. He is GRCP (GRC Professional), a CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethic Professional) as well as a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). OCEG has recognized him as an OCEG Fellow for his contributions and advancement of GRC practices around the world.

Michael said: “We are at a critical time in growth and maturity for risk management professionals as well as processes within organizations. There are a lot of misconceptions, silos, and opinions on risk management.

The IRM is providing strategic thought leadership and professional development right now when it is needed. They provide an objective balanced view of risk management as it crosses industries, roles, and geographies. I am delighted to be a part of this association and advance the cause of risk management and professional development in North America and around the world.”

Iain Wright, CMIRM, Chairman of the IRM said:

“This is an exciting development for the IRM to be able to reach out to members who are experts in their field and leverage their expertise in home markets. We have had growing interest in IRM’s training and qualifications from the US in recent years, particular following the launch of our unique digital risk management and supply chain certificates. Michael’s appointment will help us further raise awareness in the US of what IRM’s global approach has to offer.  

The IRM has recently expanded (through our partnership with Pearson Vue) the number of locations where IRM exams can be taken globally to over 5000 with 1800 of those being in the US.

I’d like to thank Michael for his commitment to the IRM and really look forward to working with him.”