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Fenton Aylmer

Lecturer; Founder & CEO Donadea, Inc.

Fenton Aylmer is a risk strategist who works with Boards and C-Suite executives in the financial services industry helping them establish risk-intelligence and adapt to their evolving landscape.

Fenton has over 3 decades of experience as a Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and senior risk executive in large regional and money center banks. As such, he managed the implementation of all aspects of the risk function, including processes, tools and systems to identify, assess, measure, mitigate, monitor, and report risk.

Fenton was most recently the CRO at New York Community Bank (NYCB). Prior to joining NYCB, he led several risk functions at Citigroup, including Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Reputational Risk, and Regulatory Capital Risk. Before that, Fenton was a risk consultant at both EY and KPMG. He kicked off his career in wholesale and retail credit risk management at Bank of Montreal.

Fenton is also the Chief Financial Officer of Lend a Hand Uganda-USA. He earned an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin and a BA from Concordia University, Montreal.


  • M.B.A., Trinity College, Dublin
  • B.A., Concordia University, Montreal