As a Canadian and international risk management (RM) expert, Awad is a trailblazer in enhancing the risk management function within organizations by moving the risk culture from avoidance to focusing on “informed risk outcomes”. He advocates managing risk to protect/grow the firm’s value by enabling it to achieve its objectives more effectively and with greater long-term certainty. He helps organizations survive and thrive with the ability to identify, assess, and manage their key risks. His approach to effective RM enables organizations to achieve their objectives by continually assessing risks to reduce surprises, capitalize on opportunities and improve performance.
Representing Canada on ISO meetings concerning ISO 31000 and derivative standards/products since 2006.
Convenor of the new TC 262 Task Group to Conduct a Study to Assess the Market Acceptance Challenges and Next Steps for ISO 31000 (Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines).
Conducted numerous national and international training courses, workshops and sessions about Quality and risk management, project management, finance, and business planning on an ongoing basis.
Worked on development of the Management of Public Risks – Principles and Guidelines (CAN-UL 2984:2019).
Secured buy-in and implementation of processes to manage risk across an organization.
Enhanced management of human and cultural aspects that affect performance.
Authored the quality and risk management components of all key planning and reporting documents, including the Strategic Business Plan and the Management Accountability Framework.
Reviewed GoC Treasury Board (TB) submissions and Memoranda to Cabinet to ensure that risk management becomes an integral part of PSPC decision making and business improvement of operations, at all levels.
Provided professional guidance, advice and annual positive assurance which were relied upon by the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee. Co-developed with the Office of Audit and Evaluations Services an evergreen 3-year risk-based audit rolling plan that was used to audit organizational programs and operations.
Actively participated in Risk Oversight Boards’ meetings for key transformation projects and initiatives. Successfully conducted detailed review of related business cases and TB submissions as related Memoranda to Cabinet.
Developed/delivered 2-hour RM training courses for senior executives (DGs and Directors) and 1-day in-class training workshops, and a 3-course e-learning RM strategy for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Helped Multifaith Housing Initiatives and other non-profit organizations (small and large, public, private and not-for-profit sector) by articulating how they can benefit from an audit and evaluation of the organizational risks.
Served as a board member of the Multifaith Hosing Initiative (MHI) from April 2018 to December 2019. MHI is a not-for-profit charitable organization in Ottawa, established in 2002. MHI slogan is “Communities Building Communities.” MHI brings together a coalition of faith groups, local businesses, civil society, the City of Ottawa, and federal/provincial governments to establish innovative, collaborative solutions to create affordable housing. Safe, secure, affordable housing empowers and transforms people’s lives by improving health outcomes, educational achievement, social inclusion and economic opportunities. I was a member of the Community and Outreach Committee as well as Fundraising Committee during my vol-unteering period. Stepped down because of moving to Calgary.
Served as the Community Co-Chair of Community and Police Action Committee (COMPAC) from 2010 to 2016 whose mandate is to provide the members of Ottawa Police Services (OPS), visible minority and Aboriginal communities with an opportunity to learn of intercommunity cultural conflict resolution practices, interact on a level playing field and define common challenges and solutions for law enforcement. Its membership includes 24 representatives of the Aboriginal and racialized communities in Ottawa as well as different OPS units. Co-develop the 2014 – 2017 Strategic Plan of COMPAC that included Values and Ethics as well as Conflict Resolution programs that have been helpful in ensuring ethical conduct of COMPAC members and in proactively resolving critical incidents between the police and these communities.
Co-Chair (2013 – 2014) and Vice Chair (2007 – 2012) of the Board of Directors of Peace Camp Ottawa, which brought together Israeli and Palestinian youth paired with Canadian youth participants. The Camp’s purpose is for the participants to learn from each other’s life experiences, to promote dialogue, and help them to acquire peaceful conflict resolution and leadership skills.
Risk Management as Enabler to Survive and Thrive in Post COVID-19 Business!
The World Economic Forum (WEF) - Global Risks Perception Survey 2020, the survey participants identified these key risks which are likely to have a direct impact on populations and thus affect businesses and livelihood. As you may note, infectious diseases are ranked as the #1 risk in terms of impact and #4 in terms of [...]
Risk Management Strategy for Your Organization in a Time of Chaos
We recognize that business interruption due to COVID-19 pandemic is a game changer. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and not-for-profit organizations have been hurt the worst. Owners, stakeholders, and senior managers have experienced many other economic downturns, natural disasters and geopolitical events that altered the way business had to be done. However, the consequences of [...]
Osborne Interim Management is pleased to welcome Awad Loubani to the team as a Senior Advisor. As a Canadian and international risk management expert, Awad is a trailblazer in enhancing the risk management function within organizations by moving the risk culture from avoidance to focusing on “intelligent risk taking”. He advocates managing risk to add [...]