Shaji Chandrasenan

Principal Risk Manager
World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2009)

Risk Management

"It is crucial to constantly widen our Risk Field of View so that we can be fully cognizant of any form of Risk Constellations on the horizon. But in the pursuit of modelling the movements of the Risk Fault Lines, the quest for precision should not be at the expense of fully understanding its drivers. As Lord Keynes once wrote "............... it is better to be Roughly Right than to be Precisely Wrong"."


Mr Shaji Chandrasenan joined the World Bank group’s International Finance Corporation in 2016. He is currently the Principal Risk Manager with the treasury risk at the Singapore Office.

Prior to that he was the Director that heads the Financial Risk Supervision Division at the Monetary Authority of Singapore for 14 years. Mr Chandrasenan was actively involved in two BIS Banking Supervision Subgroups responsible for international standard setting and regulations. He was a member of the Basel Trading Book Group (TBG) and the Risk Management and Modelling Group (RMG). For 2 years he was also in the Standards Implementation Group for Validation (SIGV). He joined the authority after being a derivative dealer with ABN Amro Bank for 10 years trading both foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives. He also did a stint as a financial consultant with Reuters.

Mr Chandrasenan has degrees in Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Science (honours) and a Masters in Financial Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He has also obtained a Masters in Management Research degree from the University of Western Australia. He has been accredited as Financial Risk Manager from both the Global Association of Risk Professionals (Garp) and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (Primia). In 2009, the Institute of Banking and Finance awarded him with the Distinguished Fellow for Risk Management.