Our Profiles

Tom Vesey


Tom Vesey has worked in London, Singapore, Edinburgh and Paris during his career. His focus has been consulting on strategy for international businesses and for governments. The key quality he brings to client engagements is an entrepreneurial insight that delivers sustainable advantage. He has re-cast the strategies of a major tourist destination market, led the development of brand and marketing for a major telecoms launch, refocused an international airline, re-positioned a global credit card and advised cabinet ministers on outreach strategy. Tom started his own consultancy in 2000. He is the founder and CEO of Risk 2 Reputation, and CEO of CARMA International, Europe.

Christophe Girardet, Chief Actuary


Christophe Girardet has married three streams in his career, which provide him with a uniquely powerful profile for his leading interest: understanding the interplay between reputation, risk and markets: An eminent mathematician, Christophe is the Chief Actuary of RiiЯ and developed the underlying algorithms for our reputation models; his qualification art France’s leading institution for finance and risk prepared him. Christophe is a thought-leader in Europe on enterprise risk management. He lectures on ARM and EWRM at a number of leading institutions, including the French Association of Risk Managers and a French School of Engineering. Having started his career as a fund manager with a leading Dutch bank, Christophe advises political and business leaders on financial exposure.

Steven Lek, Regional Director Asia


Steven Lek joined RiiЯ as the regional director for Asia after a long and varied career in leading firms across the region. Starting life as an engineer, he joined Singapore Airlines and ran their operations in many leading markets: Japan, UK, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore, culminating in a top management role as Regional VP, the Americas. He followed this with four years broadening his experience with one of Malaysia’s leading property firms, and more recently as executive director of a Singaporean hotel development company. Steven’s focus has been on strong operations, innovative marketing and financial rigour. This provides him with a powerful background to lead the development of RiiЯ in APAC.

Nik Vitkovitch


Nik joined Risk to Reputation from an international strategy consultancy where he advised European majors like Rio Tinto, BP, BAT and Statoil. Before this he ran the external research and benchmarking for the IT function of Aviva in the UK.  He has worked as CEO, CIO and HR Director in the UK private and public sectors, covering financial services, local government and healthcare.  Nik is a Chartered Director, and has substantial experience chairing boards of directors.  He also has qualifications and significant experience in risk, programme and project management.  He is also a Principal of RiiЯ.

Rick Funston (US)


Before he retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in May 2010, Rick was the National Practice leader for Deloitte's Governance and Risk Oversight Services in the US. He is still a senior advisor to the firm. He created the concept of risk intelligence and is the principal author of "Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creating The Risk Intelligent Enterprise™". Rick has worked extensively with companies across a broad range of industry sectors. Rick has been a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Business and at Princeton University.

Koenraad van Hasselt


Koenraad van Hasselt is a seasoned professional in corporate communications, corporate branding and reputation management. With over 25 years of in-house experience in the international corporate world, he worked in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. A graduate from the University of Utrecht, he started his career in the chemical industry (AkzoNobel). He then moved on to the ICT sector (Canon Europa, Philips Consumer Electronics, KPN Royal Dutch Telecom). A frequent speaker on reputation management, Koenraad recently conducted a study on 'Brand and reputation in the Boardroom'. Koenraad is a Principal of RiiЯ, responsible for business development.