Black Swan Events – Planning for Uncertainty and the New Normal

Online Event

19 May, 2021

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC

Black Swan Events – Planning for Uncertainty and the New Normal

Speaker: Allan Fernandes

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This AICPA 2020 CFO Conference session rebroadcast explores how Aramak, a global company prepared itself for the new normal post COVID-19 with an agile and resilient business model.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyze the tools and strategies used to keep associates and their families safe from harm
  • Determine the key building blocks to plan for and manage a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify key elements for business success in the future
  • Analyze real-time opportunities in the new normal that can help accelerate business growth

£49.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


Planning for, and responding to the new normal

This is an AICPA CFO Conference session rebroadcast.

This webcast, presented by Allan Fernandes, Vice President - Global Safety & Risk Control, Aramark, provides an overview of how Aramark, a global company, with 280,000 associates planned for managing the pandemic. Also discussed will be how an agile and resilient business model has prepared the company for dealing with the new normal post COVID-19.

Customer insights, opportunities for business growth and lessons learned along this journey from Aramark’s global operations will be covered in this webcast.

Key Topics:

  • Challenges for businesses in the new normal
  • Planning considerations for businesses in the new normal
  • Key areas of concerns for consumers
  • Opportunities during a crisis

Who should take this course?

  • CGMAs
  • Finance professionals
  • CFOs and business managers
  • Controllers

Professional development

This Webcast offers 1 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Prerequisites:3-5 years in the profession
Programme level:Intermediate
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

Return and refund policy

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  • Allan Fernandes

    Allan Fernandes Vice President - Global Safety & Risk Control, Aramark

    Knitting the Globe - One Stitch at a time" is a personal vision that Allan has been inspiring across the globe over the past 13 years. Allan is currently Vice President, Global Risk Control, and he oversees the safety / risk control operations across the globe.

    Allan has been instrumental in building collaborative and performance based relationships with Aramark's Country Leaders and Safety/Risk personnel, challenging and improving existing processes, sharing best practices, and influencing common strategies designed to protect people, property and assets globally. He played a key role in evaluating and mitigating risks associated with the Beijing Olympics, Asian Games, the London Olympic Games, and the World Cup Games in Brazil.

    Prior to joining Aramark, Allan worked for Exelon Energy / PECO in leadership roles in environmental health & safety and environmental remediation. Prior to that, Allan was a consultant for McLaren / Hart in Philadelphia and Australia evaluating environmental liabilities and conducting environmental compliance and remediation projects in the US and in the Asia Pacific region.

    Allan is a culturally interdependent, results driven business leader with global experience and has an ability to influence at all levels within an organization. He has an undergraduate degree in Geology (Hons) from St. Xaviers College at the University of Bombay in India, and he earned a M.S. degree in Geology from the University of Delaware.