The Board Risk Committee reports to the Board of Directors. The Board Risk Committee Terms of Reference define its purpose and responsibilities, how it is formed, how often it convenes and how it is assessed.
Role and responsibilities
The Board Risk Committee assists the Board of Directors in risk management issues. It monitors the issues that relate to credit and operational risks, in terms of quality and quantity, as well as market and liquidity risks.
Risk management strategy and risk appetite
The Board Risk Committee ensures that:
- The risk management strategy and the risk appetite have been defined in line with the Eurobank Group business and restructuring plan.
- The risk management framework of the Eurobank Group is appropriate and integrated in the Group’s decision-making process. The Committee also defines the risk management principles.
- Eurobank has suitable methods, tools, models and data sources in place, as well as suitable and competent staff to identify, assess, monitor and mitigate risks.
Supervision and assessment
The Board Risk Committee monitors and assesses:
- The risk profile of the Eurobank Group and the efficiency of the risk management policies it implements. It advises the Board of Directors based on its findings.
- The suitable stress tests performed at least once a year, for all major Group risks.
- The compliance with the approved risk tolerance levels, the appropriateness of risk limits and the adequacy of provisions, as well as capital adequacy in general, in relation to the risks undertaken by the Eurobank Group.
This assessment is performed at least once a year. It is based on the annual report prepared by the Group Risk Management General Division and the report prepared by the Internal Audit Group, among other sources.
Updates and recommendations
It updates the Board of Directors and the Executive Board on risk management issues. It recommends to the Board of Directors the future risk management strategy.
The Board Risk Committee convenes at least once a month. It reports to the Board of Directors once every 3 months.
Appointment and office term
The Board Risk Committee consists of Non-Executive Directors appointed by the Board of Directors.
The current Board Risk Committee consists of 5 non-executive Directors, 3 of whom are also independent Directors. One of the BRC members is the HFSF Representative. The HFSF appointed an Observer in the BRC, in line with the requirements of the RFA.
The office term of the Committee members coincides with the office term of the Board of Directors, with the option to renew their appointment. In any case, the office term in the Committee should not be more than 12 years in total.
The Board Risk Committee Chairman has experience in commercial banking and is an expert on risk and non-performing loan management. He has deep knowledge of the European and international regulatory framework. Moreover, he meets the criteria laid down by the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF) Law.