Imir Arifi leads validation of mission-critical models focusing primarily on Market Risk, Operational Risk, and PPNR frameworks within the Model Risk Management and Validation Department of Re-gions Bank in Birmingham, Alabama. He has over 16 years of diverse business expertise covering various risk functional areas and products at large financial institutions. Imir has joined Regions in August 2014 from JP Morgan Chase & Co, after 7 years of supporting the Commercial Bank as well as the Commercial & Investment Bank divisions in various capacities includ-ing Quantitative development, Risk management, and Treasury functions. Prior to joining JPM, he worked as a senior quantitative developer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Imir started his professional career at ABN-AMRO North America, where he served in Capital Markets and Treasury roles, including supporting the ALCO committee and specializing in the valuation of interest rate deriv-atives. Imir holds a doctorate in Management Science with a focus on Credit Risk management from the Illi-nois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.