Alumni profile - Atul Menon
Senior Manager, Country Risk Intelligence, Royal Bank of Canada
Atul completed his honours degree in international studies in 2015, with a concentration in security and conflict. He currently works at the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto as a Senior Manager, Country Risk Intelligence. At RBC, Atul is in the process of establishing a Country Risk practice that deals with the bank’s global exposure to geo-political risks and to risks posed by financial crimes (e.g. sanctions evasion, terrorist-financing, etc.). Prior to RBC, Atul worked at Scotiabank as a Manager, Country and Industry Risk Analysis (Global Risk Management). His role at Scotiabank encompassed multiple projects, which included helping to elevate the risk insights and analysis produced by GRM, supporting the credit officers in adapting and enhancing industry risk reports, and building the bank’s capacity to deal with climate change related trends in the financial space. Atul holds a Master of Global Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
According to Atul, his undergraduate experiences at the School for International Studies had many lasting benefits: