Professor Paul L. Walker is the Schiro / Zurich Chair in
Enterprise Risk Management. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of
Colorado Boulder and a BBA from the University of Texas Arlington.
He is a CPA and a member of the AICPA, IMA, IIA, and FEI. Dr.
Walker has professional work experience in banking, in public
accounting, as an auditing and fraud expert witness, and as a
consultant. Dr. Walker has publications in the Journal of
Accountancy, Financial Executive, Decision Sciences, Accounting
Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Management
Accounting Quarterly, and The Accounting Review.
Additionally, Dr. Walker co-developed one of the first courses on
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and has done ERM training for
executives and boards around the world. This training includes
helping boards develop risk oversight practices, benchmarking ERM
practices, advising organizations on ERM process development, and
identifying black swans and unknown risks. He has also researched
ERM at the headquarters of companies such as Wal-Mart, Microsoft,
DuPont, Intuit, Harley-Davidson Inc., and others. He has written
extensively on risk and ERM including the books Improving Board
Risk Oversight through Best Practices, Making Enterprise Risk
Management Pay Off and Enterprise Risk Management: Pulling it All
Together. He has also coauthored several articles on ERM including:
Is your Board Ready for ERM, The Strategic Advantage of ERM,
Managing Risk: An Enterprise-Wide Approach, A Road Map to ERM, and
ERM and the Strategy-Risk Focused Organization.
Dr. Walker also served as a visiting fellow at the London School of
Economics Centre for the Analysis of Risk and was a consultant to
COSO on their Enterprise Risk Management framework. Additionally,
Dr. Walker was selected as a 2011 Deloitte CFO scholar.
Phone: (212) 284-7011