RIMS and the Birla Institute of Management technology (BIMTECH) in India have announced a working agreement to further support the development of risk management and insurance educational opportunities for both aspiring and experienced risk professionals.
In a dedication ceremony, RIMS CEO Mary Roth and board director Robert Zhang together with BIMTECH chairperson Dr Abhijit K Chattoraj and deputy director and dean, academics Dr Anupam Varma officially opened ‘The RIMS Corner’ publication centre at the institute based in Greater Noida, an education hub near Delhi.
The event also featured a ceremonial Memorandum of Understanding signing to further support the advancement of BIMTECH’s risk management and insurance curriculum.
At the event, Mr Zhang also addressed the audience, including students and faculty, delivering a presentation titled, ‘Role of Risk Management in a Changing Environment’. This was followed by a presentation from RIMS vice president strategic initiatives Carol Fox who presented to students and faculty on ‘Risk Management Frameworks: Theory to Practice’.
As part of the new working relationship, RIMS and BIMTECH will develop preparatory courses for BIMTECH students that will cover the content and knowledge required to achieve the RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional certification (RIMS-CRMP).
Last year, the certification received official accreditation by the American National Standards Institute under ISO/IEC 17024:2012, signifying its accordance with requirements defined in International Standards.
“More than delivering thought-leading content to India’s flourishing risk management community, RIMS aims to facilitate the exchange ideas and best practices, as well as other opportunities for professionals to advance their programs and careers,” said Ms Roth. “We are excited to work with BIMTECH and collaborate on this initiative, to share our resources and support the future of risk management in India.”
A photo gallery on the event can be found here.