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Peter C. Young, Ph.D.

Professor, Management
B.A., History, Augustana College
M.A., Public Administration, University of Nebraska
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Minnesota
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Peter C. Young, PhD holds the 3M Endowed Chair in International Business, and in that position is responsible for global business education initiatives at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business. From 1994-2011 he held the E. W. Blanch, Senior Chair in Risk Management in the Opus College of Business. In that capacity, he was (and remains) responsible for the MBA courses and non-degree programs in risk management. He also serves as advisor to (and co-creator of) the University of St. Thomas actuarial science program, which in 2011 received recognition as a Center for Actuarial Excellence.

Professor Young has been a visiting professor to City University in London and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, and has held a distinguished honorary professorship at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. He was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the University of Nebraska-Omaha and was honored with the ALARM-UK Lifetime Service award.

Most recently, he has been selected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management in London.

Dr. Young holds a Ph.D. in Risk Management from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He is considered a leading authority and educator on the subject of risk management. He has written extensively on the subject of risk management, including an influential risk management textbook, Risk Management and Insurance (McGraw-Hill, co-authored with Michael Smith), which generally is considered the first major textbook to develop the concept of organization/enterprise-wide risk management. He has also coauthored (with Martin Fone) Managing Risks in Public Organisations, which has become a widely-used book on UK public sector risk management. In 2015 Lexis-Nexis published his most recent book, Risk Management and Leadership.

Currently, he heads the Risk Leadership Project at the University of St. Thomas, which is a research, project, and program development initiative that coordinates work across the affiliated fields of Risk Management, Compliance, Governance, CSR/Sustainability, and Strategic Management. This work involves collaborations with the St. Thomas School of Law, School of Engineering, Mathematics Department, and Health Care Management. Additionally, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) is a collaborator on this project.

Recent and current work (with clients or partnering organizations) includes:

* Risk management advising and consulting to the South Dakota Technology and Science Authority (US) and the Sanford Laboratory, public organizations tasked with managing the conversion of the western hemisphere’s largest gold mine into an underground scientific laboratory.

* Risk management executive training for Amlin plc (UK), in partnership with Templeton College—Oxford University (UK).

* Risk management advising and consulting to SABMiller plc (UK and South Africa).

* Strategic risk planning with Kommunal Landspensjonskasse, a Norwegian life, casualty insurance and financial services company.

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