Join us for our membership meeting, educational luncheon and networking happy hour.
Operating in Emerging Markets, the Invisible Risks
- Paul A. Boynton, EIA Global
When operating in countries with unstable politics and economies, risk managers often think of the apparent perils involved - the “seen” risks like property damage and business interruption caused by civil commotion, political violence or worse. But the realities are there are more risks present - the “unseen” risk - that need risk management focus. Abandonment, sanctions, loss of attraction and many other issues where property may not be damaged at all- but the financial consequences are serious- will be reviewed.Insurtech, Risktech and the Future of Risk
- Chris Mandel, RIMS-CRMP, RF, Sedgwick
For decades, many have viewed the insurance industry as slow to change and stuck in old ways, failing to leverage technological and other advancements embraced by the rest of the financial services space. Some cite the heavy regulatory nature of the industry, but banks and investment companies are similarly subject to regulatory hurdles as insurers. Others cite the comfort zone that traditions often bring. While there’s some truth in every point of view, the truth lies somewhere along the spectrum of opinion. Regardless, today’s reality is that enormous sums of venture capital are pouring into the bigger space of addressing “risks” facilitating the goals of both buyers and sellers. In this session, a senior though leader in risk management will explain where we’ve been, where we are and where we seem to be heading in the management of risk including the role of insurance and the impacts of trends that are changing the “industry” game.
Free for CTC RIMS Members
$45 for Non Chapter Members (Pay Online)
Magianno's Little Italy at the Domain
10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX
12:00 pm Registration & Networking
12:30pm Membership Meeting & Announcements
12:35pm Global RIMS
12:50 pm Operating in Emerging Markets, the Invisible Risks - Paul A. Boynton, EIA Global
2:00 pm Insurtech, Risktech and the Future of Risk - Chris Mandel, RIMS-CRMP, RF, Sedgwick
3:00 pm Happy Hour at Maggiano’s bar
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SpeakersPaul Boynton, Business Development Manager, EIA Global
Throughout his career, which has spanned nearly thirty years, Paul has been involved as an underwriter or broker in the specialty area of trade non-payment and political risk insurance. Paul has worked with industry leading companies and major global multinationals where insurance partners are needed to operate and grow in emerging markets. Paul has been involved not only as a provider and innovator in this specialist’s area. These insurance products are always evolving to adjust to the current business environment.
Paul began his career with the Foreign Credit Insurance Association in New York, now a division of the Great American Insurance Group. From there he worked in the specialist groups for brokers Willis Faber North America and Johnson and Higgins, all in New York City. He has been at his current position of Business Development Manager for EIA Global since 1997. Paul is based in Dallas and manages EIA's operations in China. EIA Global is a Boston based industry-leading specialty insurance brokerage in the areas of trade and political risk insurance with affiliations worldwide.
Paul is an Oklahoma native who attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, New York University and has obtained several insurance and reinsurance accreditations.
Christopher E. Mandel, RIMS-CRMP, RIMS Fellow, CPCU, CCSA, ARM-E, AIC, SVP, Strategic Solutions and Industry Relations, Sedgwick, Inc.
Christopher E. Mandel is SVP, Strategic Solutions and Industry Relations for Sedgwick, Inc. and the Director of the Sedgwick Institute. He also is founder, President and Managing Consultant of Excellence in Risk Management, LLC and is an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University. Mr. Mandel has more than 30 years leadership positions and accomplishments in large corporate global risk management. As head of ERM at USAA, he pioneered the development of enterprise & strategic risk management where S&P rated USAA as “excellent” and a “leader in ERM” from 2006-10 and received the Alexander Hamilton Award for Excellence in Risk Management (2007). His career includes leadership roles at Liberty Mutual, Marsh, Verizon, American National Red Cross and PepsiCo. He has also served in numerous leadership positions with RIMS including President and Chief Risk Officer.
He holds or has held board appointments to: the Spencer Educational Foundation; the risk retention group for the American Orthodontics Association; He has held appointments to the Advisory Boards of AIG, the Nonprofit Insurance Alliance Group, Liberty Mutual, Zurich American, FM Global, G4S, the Center for Enterprise Risk Management Advisory Council (University of GA) and Willis. He was elected a founding member of Risk Who’s Who in 2008. He currently serves on the boards of the Association of Responsible Alternatives to WC, InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com, rPM3 Solutions, LLC, CLM and the Captive Insurance Group of New Jersey.