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Al Hamdani was appointed to the Executive Team of Export Development Canada as Chief Risk Officer in July 2015. In this capacity, Mr. Hamdani oversees all aspects of EDC’s risk management activities for its global operations, including credit and market risk management, capital management, as well as compliance and ethics. In addition, Mr. Hamdani oversees a multi-year program within EDC branded the Enterprise Risk Management Transformation Program, which is focused on enhancing and further building out EDC’s practices to align to regulatory standards. Mr. Hamdani is an active participant in various international risk management organizations.
Prior to this position, Mr. Hamdani served in various senior leadership roles at EDC, including Vice-President and Head of EDC’s Risk Management Office overseeing EDC’s credit adjudication, loan portfolio management, and capital and market risk management activities, as well as Vice-President and Head of EDC’s Structured and Project Finance Group. Before joining EDC in 1999, Mr. Hamdani held positions at CIBC World Markets as well as the Bank of Canada. Mr. Hamdani has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rotman School of Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Carleton University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.