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Significance of Op Risk in the GCC Part 1

Updated: Dec 25, 2023

Operational risk management plays a pivotal role in the success and sustainability of organizations across various sectors.

In the dynamic business landscape of countries that make up the GCC region, Successful Organisations set about understanding their exposure to, and learn how to effectively address different operational risks they face. This helps them safeguard their reputation while providing financial stability.

Standardising Operational Control is an excellent way to provide oversight across your daily business objectives.

This blog post aims to shed light on the importance of Operational Risk Management while providing insights into Trends for Operational Risk Management in the GCC region.

Why Op Risk Management has such significance

1 Preserving Financial Stability

The scope of Operational Risk considers a wide array of business threats from Disruption to Cyber Risk and proficient management of hazards that spawn these risks aids organizations in safeguarding their financial stability by reducing the likelihood and impact of adverse events occurring.

Whether you want to protect your organisation from Fraud or improve the efficiency of your supply chain, operational risk management has a Best Practice Solution.

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2 Preserving Reputation

In the intricately connected business landscape of the GCC region, Reputational Damage can result in severe consequences. Proper operational risk management substantially improves your likelihood of avoiding such challenges by reducing customer dissatisfaction and improving trust from stakeholders such as investors and staff.

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Media coverage, especially negative social media has increasingly become a damage source in its own right, and we demonstrate how to monitor a specific set of Key Risk Indicators to treat unwanted conditions.

3 Adherence to Regulatory Standards

The GCC region is renowned for its stringent regulations and compliance requirements. Industry sectors like finance, healthcare, and energy, among others, are particularly susceptible to regulatory breaches, which can lead to penalties, legal repercussions, and unfavorable market perceptions.

Effective Operational Risk Management ensures that organizations are more likely to adhere to these regulations and standards, thereby mitigating legal and compliance challenges.

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Operational risks have a tendency to vary across sectors, companies, and geographical locations and winning business models identify what matters so that that they can focus their priorities accordingly.

In part 2 of this article, we're going to take a peep at the trends that are driving specific operational risk management efforts in the GCC region.

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