Christopher Lajtha became an independent risk management resource in June 2005. Chris provides support services to multinational companies – with or without in-house risk & insurance management teams – via a small network of experienced and independent risk management professionals. From 1992-2004, Chris held the position of Corporate Risk & Insurance Manager at Schlumberger. Over the last 35 years, he has travelled extensively and worked out of the UK, the USA and France.

Key areas of focus include risk management system stress testing, risk governance & risk management oversight, crisis response and multinational risk & insurance management issues.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Manchester (BSc), and the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII). In 1995, he was one of the first risk managers in France to become an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) awarded by the Insurance Institute of America. He trained in the Lloyd’s Market in London before moving into corporate risk & insurance management in 1981.

Chris writes periodically for the risk & insurance management trade press, facilitates professional forums and training seminars, and

“I can keep honest counsel, ride, run, mar a curious tale in telling it, and deliver a plain message bluntly: that which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in; and the best of me is diligence.”

Duke of Kent – King Lear, Act I, Scene 4