Job Title: Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Compliance Committee
Company: HSBC North America
Kevin Blakely, Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Compliance Committee and member of Fiduciary and Risk Committees, HSBC North America, a retired CRO and former OCC regulator
Kevin Blakely has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry. His background most recently includes serving as Senior Advisor for Deloitte & Touche and Oliver Wyman Group. In this capacity he provided expert counsel to their financial institution clients (SIFIs) on matters pertaining to risk management, compliance and regulatory expectations. He also spent more than two decades as a senior executive at several regional banking companies, principally in the role of Chief Risk Officer. He is well regarded within the industry for his ability to build sustainable, enterprise-wide risk management programs. Kevin’s expertise in risk management has resulted in his recruitment to assist in the successful turnaround of several deeply troubled regional banks.
Earlier in his career, Kevin spent nearly two decades as a senior regulator with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision, he was responsible for oversight of problem and failing institutions across the country. He served as chair of the committee that administered the agency’s enforcement activities and played a role in shaping laws and regulations pertaining to troubled institutions. During his OCC tenure, Kevin had frequent interaction with senior officials at other bank regulatory agencies as well as with members of the U. S. Congress. On a number of occasions, he has given Congressional testimony on matters pertinent to the banking industry. He was a recipient of the prestigious Comptroller’s Award, a designation given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the agency.
Kevin also spent several years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Risk Management Association, a global industry group dedicated to promoting and sharing best practices in financial risk management.
Kevin is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Navigant Consulting and HSBC North American Holdings. He previously served on the Senior Advisory Board of Oliver Wyman Group.
A frequent public speaker, Kevin is often requested to present to industry groups, regulatory agencies, universities and boards of directors.