W.o.m.e.n. in America

MEMBER PROFILE

Cheila Fernandez

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WIA Member Information
First Name
Cheila
Last Name
Fernandez
Position
Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
Organization
Reinvestment Fund
City
Philadelphia
State
Pennsylvania
Zip Code
19102
Member Type
2014 Mentee, Active Alumnae
Profile

As the Chief Compliance & Risk Officer at Reinvestment Fund, Ms. Fernandez is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and monitoring of enterprise risk and control management processes and systems to address current and emerging risks to the organization. Ms. Fernandez joined Reinvestment Fund after 14 years of experience as a risk management consultant at Deloitte & Touche, where she led complex strategic, regulatory and operational changes at large domestic and foreign banking organizations. She began her career during the 2004 implementation of Sarbanes Oxley, wherein she specialized in financial reporting and operational risks and controls, including audits of supporting information systems. In 2010, she became Chief of Staff within the newly-formed Risk Advisory space where she led the creation and management of the U.S., and later Latin American, growth strategy. During the same timeframe she transitioned her risk specialty into the enterprise risk and compliance management space, where she led reviews, remediations and implementations of enterprise frameworks based on the Dodd-Frank Act requirements. Ms. Fernandez is active in diversity and inclusion efforts, including as founding board member and first vice president of the Association of Latin Professionals in Accounting and Finance (ALPFA) in Philadelphia, and member of the Women in America mentoring program.

LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cheilafernandez/