Entries closed

  • Richard Bogle
  • Michael Crooymans
  • Henry Ee
  • Roberto Grosso Ciponte

Judges' biographies

Rich Bogle

An established professional in the business continuity industry, Rich is currently VP of Business Continuity for Synchrony Financial. Prior to this, he led crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery activities in a global context for two of the world’s largest investment management organizations, and for a leading international general insurance and reinsurance group. He is certified as a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with the Disaster Recovery Institute.

In addition to being a regarded speaker at global business continuity conferences and author of industry publications, Rich is the cofounder of the award winning Business Risk & Resilience XGen initiative; an education and networking forum for the next generation of industry leaders. He has been an elected member of the BCI Global Membership Council since 2012, and an elected member of the BCI US Chapter Board in September 2014. Rich is also a former CIR Industry Newcomer of the Year Award Winner, CIR Industry Initiative of the Year winner, and served for several years as the Vice Chair of the IBM BC&RS Client Community.

Michael Crooymans

Michael is a passionate and well experienced Business Continuity Management consultant at Sogeti. He currently actively serves the BCI and its members in various roles. He is Chair of the Global Membership Council where he also represents the Be/Ne Chapter of which he is a founding member. Michael leads the Netherlands Forum and is currently expanding the awareness of BCM in the region. He represents the BCI the Dutch Standards Organisation’s (NEN) NCM Mirror committee where he is involved in the development of BCM (related) standards.

Michael has been involved with Business Critical systems (Tandem / HP NonStop) since 1985 and after switching to Business Continuity Management in 2003 he has helped many companies to implement and/or improve their BCM capability.

As a respected BCM Subject Matter Expert he is involved in various workgroups, presents on BCM, reviews updates to the GPG and training courses and also acts as judge for various BCI awards.

Michael won the 2015 BCI European Award: Continuity and Resilience Professional (Private Sector) and was shortlisted for the Global Award.

Henry Ee

Henry Ee is the founder and Managing Director of Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia). With over 20 years of Business Continuity, Enterprise Risk, IT-Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management experience, he has undertaken over 300 BCM projects spanning across Asia Pacific and across a spectrum of industries including Banking & Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, IT, etc. An experienced trainer, Henry has trained and guided over 5000 professionals across Asia.

Before starting BCP Asia, he gained practical experience as an end-user through holding senior positions as Regional BCP Manager in 2 international banks, ABN AMRO and JP Morgan Chase, where he rolled out comprehensive regional BCP programs and rigorous trainings & exercises.

The first Asian to be elected to the Board of BCI (UK), he was later awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by BCI in October 2010. A member of the working committee of for various standards including ISO 22301, SS540:2008, etc.

Roberto Grosso-Ciponte

More than 8 years expertise in managing Call Centres and more than 5 years expertise in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) within FMCG.

Implemented qualitative and quantitative standards and dashboards for all Nespresso Call Centres. standards Improved operators effectiveness by implementing unified technology, scripts and other concrete actions.

Increased risk awareness and embedded Business Continuity Management culture at all company’s levels.

Implemented and improved Business Continuity Management methodology at Nestlé.

Ensured robustness of Business Continuity framework by delivering policies, guidelines, communication plans, and reporting insights to Executives.

Built and trained network of Business Continuity Champions in all Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Regularly involved in Business Continuity Management congress in order to share Nestlé’s best practices and to evaluate the maturity of our methodologies.


  • Business Continuity Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management / Risk Management
  • Insurance / Risk Financing
  • Loss Prevention Management