An Evolving BCM and Risk Management Practice Post COVID: A Saudi Arabia Perspective


Presented by Ruwaid Ali Ajaj, Chief Risk Officer, Deutsche Gulf Finance, Riyadh, KSA

Moderator: Dr Goh Moh Heng, President, BCM Institute


The effect of COVID-19 to focus on both the business continuity (BCM) and Risk Management (RM) professionals has become more imminent post-COVID-19. Some major re-alignments observed in Saudi Arabia include:

  • Embedding both practices as part of the organisation culture
  • Launching mass educational forums, seminars and workshops by both government and private sectors
  • Introducing new guidelines and frameworks by regulators and authorities
  • Making “remote working” a requirement for all employees
  • Working towards sustaining the business with little or no disruption
    Demand for more BCM and RM professionals to be deployed

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