Elias Rizkallah of Capital One honored at 22nd Annual CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium
Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions today named Elias E. Rizkallah, Senior Manager, CRA Data Management at Capital One in McLean, Va., as the 2018 honoree of its Alfredo deHaas Excellence in Analytics award. The award, which recognizes a banking professional who “excels in leveraging data to demonstrate his or her institution’s commitment to regulatory compliance,” was presented at the company’s 22nd annual CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla.
Named after longtime Community Reinvestment Act analyst Alfredo deHaas of MUFG Union Bank, N.A. in San Francisco, the award is meant “to trumpet the ‘unsung heroes’ who embody Alfredo's passion and spirit for championing the creative and thoughtful use of data.”
Rizkallah was selected by a committee of veteran compliance professionals from the banking industry for his professionalism and commitment to excellence in data analytics. The committee highlighted his operational excellence as a database manager along with his ability to introduce new, efficient and effective processes that distill Capital One’s data down into manageable information.
“Elias has a tremendous knack for using technological tools and digital approaches to effectively and accurately manage our data to detect data integrity risks and issues, creatively resolve them and ensure that we maintain compliant data for regulatory reporting and internal analytical purposes,” said Harvey Gantz, Jr., Senior Director, CRA Strategy & Program Management at Capital One. “Through his ability to manage and ensure the integrity of Capital One’s data, Elias is a shining example of how this information can be used to provide critical insights into lending performance and to our business decisions for developing appropriate CRA performance strategies.”
“Alfredo deHaas consistently demonstrated a passion for fulfilling regulatory compliance obligations and providing his colleagues with thoughtful analysis of data to help them make better decisions. We are thrilled to honor these same qualities in Elias,” said Timothy R. Burniston, Senior Advisor and Principal Regulatory Strategist at Wolters Kluwer. “My colleagues and I had tremendous respect for Alfredo, and it is a great pleasure to recognize Elias’ dedication to data analytics through this award.”
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