Dr. Aurele M. Houngbedji is a Financial Risk Management Expert and Author. He currently leads the Research and Knowledge Unit in the Corporate Risk Management Department at the International Finance Corporation. His most recent interest is Climate related risks management for financial institutions. He worked extensively over many years on developing methodologies to improve Economic Capital Framework and its applications for strategic business decision making as well as portfolio risk management.
Dr. Houngbedji served from 2012 to 2016 as Special Advisor the President of the republic of Benin where he set up a Delivery Unit to lead an ambitious reforms’ agenda to improve investment climate, attract private investments and promote the republic of Benin around the world. Prior to joining the World Bank Group in January 2005, Dr. Houngbedji was a Quantitative Analyst in the Capital Markets Department at AmTrust Bank. He was responsible for developing mortgage pipeline hedging models; risk-based pricing models, valuation models for the bank’s loans, servicing assets, and other hedging instruments and assets.
Dr. Houngbedji is an industry expert and professional lecturer of risk management. He is an adjunct professor of risk management & quantitative finance in the Carey Business School at the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Houngbedji holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and a certified Professional Risk Manager (PRM) from the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).