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Ask the Executive: An Interview with Caryn Helmandollar

Written by  THERESA A. KIRCHNER

Caryn Helmandollar is group head of risk management for Ferguson plc (the world’s leading specialist distributor of plumbing and heating products) and oversees enterprise risk, claims, insurance, product integrity, and security. A graduate of James Madison University, Harvard Business School’s risk management program and KPMG’s Executive Leadership Institute for Women program, she was named 2017 Fleet Executive of the Year by Fleet Financials Magazine. Kirchner: Would you please begin by telling us a bit about Ferguson plc and your role in the organization? Helmandollar: Ferguson plc is the world’s leading specialist distributor of plumbing and heating products. We operate in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. My current role as group head of risk management involves enterprise risk, insurance, claims, product integrity, and security. We are listed in the UK on the London Stock exchange (LSE:FERG) and are a constituent of the FTSE100 index. Kirchner: What are the roles