Michael Berkowitz

Michael Berkowitz

Michael Berkowitz is the President of 100 Resilient Cities – pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, which he has joined in 2013.

Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank, most recently as the deputy global head of Operational Risk Management (ORM). In that capacity he oversaw the firm’s OR capital planning efforts and served as a primary regulatory contact.
He held multiple other positions at DB, including Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Security, Business Continuity (CSBC) and Operational Risk Management. During this time, he also served as the head of the Bank’s Protective Intelligence unit.
Prior to end 2010, he was the CSBC head in APAC with responsibility for all business continuity planning and alternate site operations.
Until 2005, he was Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Emergency Management in New York City. At OEM he led an initiative to create OEM’s Public-Private Emergency Planning Initiative and its Ready New York citizen preparedness campaign.