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John Fennell
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

John FennellJohn Fennell is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of OCC. OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets.

In this role, Mr. Fennell is responsible for implementing OCC's Risk Management Strategy. He also oversees OCC's Model Validation and Enterprise Risk Management departments, along with Security Services, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Vendor 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 on the Executive Committee of CCP12, as an Affiliate Member with IOSCO and is active on the SIFMA Credit and Margin Committee 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.

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