Gartner Expert

Matthew Shinkman

Practice Vice President

Matt Shinkman is the Global Practice Leader for the Gartner Risk Management Leadership Council. In addition to his overall responsibility for program direction and content development, he advises members - senior risk management and strategy professionals from Fortune 500 companies across a range of industries - on the development of their risk management teams and processes, and how to extract maximum strategic value from those processes to drive corporate performance.

Previous experience

Mr. Shinkman was previously an advisor to the Chief Risk Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, and he also ran the Economist Intelligence Unit's custom research business for Fortune 500 clients in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He has worked at several strategy consulting firms including McKinsey and PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising clients across a range of industries on corporate governance and change management. He led emerging markets research (business development, research, operations) for the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Professional background

Standard Chartered Bank

Chief of Staff, Global Chief Risk Officer

Economist Intelligence Unit

Director, Research Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa


Consultant, Change Management

Areas of coverage

Enterprise Risk Management Program Management

Risk Assessment Process and Methodologies

Risk Response Strategies


M.B.A., International Business, INSEAD

M.A., International Relations and Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, With Honors

B.A., Political Science, Princeton University, With Honors

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Enterprise Risk Management

2Risk Appetite

3Key Risk Indicators