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Franco Oboni

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Franco Oboni heads Riskope, an international practice on Risk and Crisis Management based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and Lausanne, Switzerland. He provides management consulting, while being a coach as well as the author of over fifty papers and co-author of the 2007 book entitled: “Improving Sustainability through Reasonable Risk and Crisis Management”. Franco regularly gives seminars, and workshops worldwide as clients include the UNDP, Fortune 500, World Bank. Among the corporate clients, several international copper and zinc, coal mining companies are present. The transportation industry is also present among Franco’s clients with railroads, highways, and harbors. Finally we can cite  food suppliers, military and numerous public sector clients, electric utilities, regional and provincial governments.

To date, Franco has managed a broad range of risk identification, risk assessment, crisis mitigation approaches. Franco has provided project management, risk and security audits, transformation programs and geo-environmental hazard mitigation studies.

Projects have included:

  • definition of needs and critical success factors, 
  • enterprise risk, risk consulting
  • training for corporate clients, 
  • asset acquisitions,
  • negotiations with community leaders, as well as the 
  • preparation of monitoring programs, Risk Assessments and Optimum Risk Estimates (ORE).

To date Franco has taught at the University of British Columbia on “Design of Risk Management Systems” (Continuing Education), on Edumine and finally, more recently at a MBA course of the University of Turin. Now he delivers his customized seminars directly to interested industrial corporations (among his clients are BC Hydro, Mitsubishi Motor Company, Japan Metal Mining Association, to name but a few).

Assignments include expert missions worldwide (Algeria, Brazil, Cambodia, Italy, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Canada, Australia, Gabon, Madagascar, Lao PDR, Chile, Peru, Philippines, the US including Alaska, Japan, Switzerland, France and finally Oman).

Franco’s missions include

  • on-site consultation, 
  • business transformation initiatives
  • forensic analyses, 
  • mediation, and finally
  • expert witness and troubleshooting.

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