John J. Fennell is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization.
In this role, Mr. Fennell is responsible for implementing OCC's Risk Management Strategy, which includes Enterprise Risk Management, Model Risk Management, Security Services, Business Continuity and Third-Party Risk Management areas.
Since joining OCC in 1993, the vast majority of Mr. Fennell's career has been spent in the firm's Risk Management Department, where most recently he served as Executive Vice President, Financial Risk Management and was responsible for Financial Risk Management, which included market, credit and liquidity risk, default management, customer margin methodologies and model development. Prior to that, Mr. Fennell served as Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Treasury Operations, overseeing Financial Risk Management and custodial operations related to all margin and clearing fund securities deposits with OCC. Mr. Fennell currently serves as the North American Chair of the World Federation of Exchanges' Enterprise Risk Management Committee and as an Affiliate Member with IOSCO as well as other industry margin and risk management committees.
Mr. Fennell graduated with an M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University and a B.S. from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Fennell completed the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional program at the FINRA Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.