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Michael Berkowitz

President, 100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation

Michael joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013 to shape the new 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank as the deputy global head of Operational Risk Management, overseeing OR capital planning efforts, serving as a primary regulatory contact, and connecting ORM efforts group-wide. Other positions held at DB included COO of Corporate Security, Business Continuity and ORM, responsible for budgeting, operations, and global coordination across six workstreams; head of the Protective Intelligence Unit; CSBC head in APAC; and additional DB management roles in Mumbai, India and New York. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Michael was Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Emergency Management in New York City, where he led the creation of the Public-Private Emergency Planning Initiative and Ready New York citizen preparedness campaign and responded to incidents including the 1999 outbreak of West Nile Fever, Tropical Storm Floyd, the crashes of SwissAir 111 and American Airlines 587, and the World Trade Center disaster.