Ms. Katics is a retail banking risk executive with internationally tested leadership and management skills. As a risk subject matter expert she has a consistent approach of deploying long term strategic vision with an operationally sound approach. Her 20 years of experience spans mature to emerging markets, general macroeconomics and specialized consumer credit risk management analytics.
Early career research work at the Federal Reserve Bank (USA) and International Monetary Fund provided a broad perspective and appreciation of emerging market economies. Mid-career project work provided practical opportunities to integrate risk systems, monitoring, and analytics with dynamic business environments.
After relocating to Asia in 2004, Ms. Katics deepened her involvement the region, along with the Middle East and Africa regions. At Standard Chartered, in addition to providing Basel II risk thought leadership, she led risk systems infrastructure efforts across multiple countries. More recently, Ms. Katics has focused on sharing risk management and regulatory best practices with executives across the region through training and coaching. In 2010, Ms. Katics founded BankersLab™ (www.bankerslab.com), a company which is providing simulation-gaming based risk management training for retail bank executives.
In parallel to her banking career, Ms. Katics has been providing support to the microfinance industry, aspiring to share and strengthen risk management practices. These efforts range from building application credit risk scorecards, to supporting Standard Chartered Bank’s microfinance task force, to providing pro bono consulting through skilled volunteering venues, such as Bankers with Vision and Bankers without Borders.