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Faculty Member Appointed to Enterprise Risk Management Program

The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program is pleased to announce the addition of a fourth full-time faculty member. Shahryar Shaghaghi, a partner with Deloitte Consulting and global head of IT risk management implementations at Citigroup, has joined the program as a professor of professional practice and a member of ERM leadership.

After immigrating to the U.S. from Iran, Shahryar received a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. in software engineering. Since then, he has held a series of senior management and executive or partner positions in the finance, accounting, and consulting sectors, culminating in his roles as a partner and national leader in cybersecurity for CohnReznick and as chief technology officer for Quantum Xchange. He has played a leadership role over the past 25 years in developing standards and practices for IT security, instituting frameworks for compliance with diverse cybersecurity standards, and providing strategic advice to major clients.

Shahryar has also served the ERM program in many capacities over the past five years, including:

  • Lecturer of Information Technology Risk Management (13 times)
  • Lecturer of Strategic Communications for Risk Professionals (2 times)
  • Developer of the online modality Information Technology Risk Management course
  • Member of panel discussions
  • Mentor of students and alumni

We look forward to his continued commitment to our academic community and the impact he will have as a full-time faculty member.

About the Program

The Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program at Columbia University prepares graduates to inform better risk-reward decisions by providing a complete, robust, and integrated picture of both upside and downside volatility across an entire enterprise.