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Jawwad Ahmed Farid is a Fellow Society of Actuaries (Chicago), a MBA from Columbia Business School (New York) and a computer science graduate. During the last 21 years, he has worked as a consultant in North America, UK, Middle East, Africa and Asia with a number of blue chip clients including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Met Life, Nationwide, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Pacific Life, Fidelity Investments, Transamerica, GE Financial Assurance, Washington Mutual Bank etc.
Jawwad’s core areas of expertise include Asset/Risk Management, Investments, Product Development, Risk Models & the Financial Services Back Office. Working with clients on four continents he helps bankers, board members and regulators take a market relevant approach to risk management. Jawwad runs Sunoida's Risk Solutions, Treasury and Consulting practice.
He is the author of five books on Entrepreneurship (Reboot), Commodity Markets (Understanding Commodities Risk), Delta Hedging (Decoding Greeks), Risk Management (Risk Application & Frameworks) and (Models at Work).
As an investment advisor Jawwad has advised M&A due diligence teams on treasury & credit risk exposures and trained corporate bankers, auditors and compliance team members. In addition to his consulting background, Jawwad brings more than two decades of front, back office and risk systems implementation experience and he has been part of multiple Basel II, Enterprise Risk, Treasury, Market Risk, Capital planning & Adequacy implementations as a domain specialist and project champion.