Professor Simon Grima PhD (Melit.), MSc (Lond), MSc (BCU), B.Com (Hons) (Melit.), FFA, FIPA, FAIA (Acad), is the Head of the Insurance dept, in charge of the Bachelor of Commerce in Insurance, the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Master's degree in Insurance and Risk Management and an Associate Professor at the University of Malta. He is served as the President of the Malta Association of Risk Management (MARM) and President of the Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO) between 2013 and 2015 and 2016 and 2018 respectively. Moreover, he is among the first Certified Risk Management Professional (FERMA), is the chairman of the Scientific Education Committee of PRIMO and a member of the curriculum development team of PRIMIA in 2014. His research focus and consultancy is on Governance, Regulations and Internal Controls (ie Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance) and has over 30 years of experience varied between Financial Services and with public entities in academia, Internal Controls, Investments and IT. He acts as an Independent Director for Financial Services Firms, sits on Risk, Compliance, Procurement, Investment and Audit Committees and carries out duties as a Compliance Officer, Internal Auditor and Risk Manager.
Simon has acted as co-chair and is a member of the scientific program committee on international conferences and is a chief editor, editor and review editor of some Journals and Book Series. He was chair of the FERMA awards in 2019 and a mentor for the first FERMA Risk Management Advanced Certification. He has been awarded outstanding reviewer for Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance in the 2017 Emerald Literati Awards.