Peter C. Young, PhD holds the 3M Endowed Chair in International Business, and in that position is responsible for global business education initiatives at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business. From 1994-2011 he held the E. W. Blanch, Senior Chair in Risk Management in the Opus College of Business. In that capacity, he was (and remains) responsible for the MBA courses and non-degree programs in risk management. He also serves as advisor to (and co-creator of) the University of St. Thomas actuarial science program, which in 2011 received recognition as a Center for Actuarial Excellence.
Professor Young has been a visiting professor to City University in London and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, and has held a distinguished honorary professorship at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. He was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the University of Nebraska-Omaha and was honoured with the ALARM-UK Lifetime Service award. Most recently, he has been selected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management in London. Currently, he heads the Risk Leadership Project at the University of St. Thomas, which is a research, project, and program development initiative that coordinates work across the affiliated fields of Risk Management, Compliance, Governance, CSR/Sustainability, and Strategic Management. This work involves collaborations with the St. Thomas School of Law, School of Engineering, Mathematics Department, and Health Care Management. Additionally, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) is a collaborator on this project.