Chief Risk Officer & Co-Founder
Martin J.K. Ritchie is a Co-Founder and the Chief Risk Officer of JCM Power. Martin is responsible for managing the risk and compliance processes and procedures of the company and in particular the anti-bribery and corruption internal practices. Since JCM has operations in regions of the world that have a high risk of bribery, corruption and fraud, Martin ensures that industry best practices are followed to mitigate risks in this area and ensure compliance with external regulators both in Canada and local jurisdictions. In 2015, Martin was asked to Co-Chair the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC) and represent medium-sized enterprises across Canada.
Martin was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Greta Energy, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on wind energy in emerging markets such as Vietnam, Estonia, Bosnia and Russia. Before this, he was a leading forensic accountant and fraud investigator for an international risk consulting firm called Kroll and KPMG Forensics. His focus was on investigating white collar crimes of many varieties including money laundering, misappropriation of assets and insider trading.
Martin is an Honours graduate of Queens University and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and a MSc. in Finance from the London School of Economics. He is also a Chartered Accountant and was a past recipient of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) Award of Distinction honouring those Chartered Accountants who have made an early impact, bringing distinction to themselves and to their profession through leadership and achievement in their professional, community and/or personal lives. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, one of the highest honours a profession can bestow; it distinguishes both the individual and the profession. It formally recognizes those members whose achievements in their careers, contributions to their profession and service in the community have earned them distinction and brought honour to the CPA profession.
In addition to his professional affiliations, Martin is a member of the Board of Directors for Trillium Gift of Life Network(TGLN), a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario which plans, promotes, coordinates and supports organ and tissue donation and transplantation across the province. Its mission is to save and enhance lives through the gift of organ In and tissue donation and transplantation in Ontario.