Jean Hinrichs

Jean Hinrichs is a risk, governance and control expert who has extensive experience working with a variety of regulators through executive management roles in large financial institutions.  She works at Black Diamond on consulting assignments to assess, develop and improve risk and control functions.

Jean Hinrichs retired from Fannie Mae in March 2008 as chief audit executive where she restructured internal audit and created a high-performance team during a large, complex financial restatement. Prior to Fannie Mae, Jean was chief risk officer at Barclays Global Investors (BGI) where she restructured the risk management function that included credit and market risk, operational risk, legal, compliance, internal audit, insurance, and corporate security.  She initially joined BGI in 1997 to create a global internal audit function.  Before BGI, Jean served as general auditor of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and before that she held a variety of positions at Unocal Corporation.  Jean has over 15 years experience creating or transforming enterprise risk management and internal audit functions.

 Jean earned an MBA from San Francisco State University.  She is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.  She is past president of the San Francisco Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and was co-regional director and founding member of the Bay Area Chapter of The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.  She is also a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.