Zicklin School of Business Student Awarded New Fellowship in Risk Management
June 2, 2020
Zicklin undergrad Zhehui Zhang has won the 2020 Risk Management Fellowship, a new fellowship funded by Baruch alumnus James Lam. Ms. Zhang is a member of the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program, Baruch College Class of ’21.
The Risk Management Fellowship funded by Mr. Lam provides foundational skills and experiences for Baruch undergraduate juniors who are passionate about risk management. Selected Fellows are provided opportunities to conduct original research and/or engage in field studies under the guidance of an academic advisor and a risk professional advisor.
Ms. Zhang will be awarded $2,000 next fall, upon the successful completion of her proposed research project.
“Baruch changed my life by elevating me from a GED student to a college graduate. From there, risk management has taken me from the back office to the C-suite and the boardroom,” said James Lam. “I am honored to set up this Fellowship and help Baruch students launch their risk management careers.”
Mr. Lam graduated summa cum laude with a BBA from Baruch College in 1983. He is a corporate director, management consultant, best-selling author, and keynote speaker. He is President of James Lam & Associates, a risk management consulting firm he founded in early 2002. Lam currently serves as chair of the risk oversight committee and a member of the audit committee on the board of E*TRADE Financial Corporation. He also serves as an independent director and chair of the audit committee of RiskLens, Inc.
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