Tech giant’s corporate risk chief to speak at Bermuda Risk Summit
The global head of corporate risk and claims at tech giant Amazon will be a keynote speaker at the 2024 Bermuda Risk Summit.
Soraya Wright, who has held senior roles at the Risk Insurance Management Society, at giant retailer Target and at consumer goods behemoth Clorox, will close the second day of the 2024 Bermuda Risk Summit.
Wright also serves as a California State Commissioner on the fraud assessment committee. Previously, she was vice president of strategic initiatives at RIMS and has worked for Target Corporation and The Clorox Company (for whom she created their captive insurance subsidiary). She has also served on the client advisory board of several notable insurance firms such as Beazley, FM Global and Willis Towers Watson, and is a frequent speaker on a broad range of risk management topics.
At Target, Wright was vice president of enterprise risk management, where she launched the strategy and centralised oversight of the company’s post-breach enterprise risk management program. Prior to Target, she was the Vice President - Global Risk Management & Crisis Management for The Clorox Company where, during her 33 years at the Company, she was responsible for leading the company’s enterprise risk management program, global insurance strategy, crisis management and business continuity for worldwide operations.
She is a champion for diversity and inclusion, serving on numerous Diversity Advisory Boards and Committees including Clorox’s, African American Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Women’s ERG Leadership. She is sought out as a thought leader on diversity matters, leveraging her influence to develop strategies, change policies, establish protocols and implement practices that enable organizations to drive success through diversity and inclusion efforts.
She is also a member of the client advisory panel of Chubb and Marsh.
Wright’s keynote conversation will be with Patrick Tannock, CEO of AXA XL Insurance in Bermuda and chair of the Association of Bermuda International Companies.
Tannock said: “Bermuda is a dynamic and solution-oriented international business jurisdiction that has fostered a culture based on innovation and calculated risk.
“The Island’s strong, prudent yet pragmatic regulatory framework and speed to market are key attractions for business and have helped make Bermuda a global financial centre and hub for high-quality intellectual capital.”
He added: “The Bermuda market’s ability and willingness to execute quickly to put capital to work to provide solutions to emerging risk issues is uniquely situated. In addition to this, one of Bermuda’s most significant strengths is its adaptability.
“In the face of new risks, the Island’s international business community has consistently demonstrated that it can evolve and respond quickly to meet those challenges and the ever-changing needs of its clients.
“I am looking forward to a thought-provoking discussion with Ms. Wright who is well known and respected in the commercial insurance industry.”
BDA also said AM Best and SS&C Technologies are gold sponsors, Kirkland & Ellis and KBRA are silver sponsors, Demotech, Docosoft, KPMG and Teneo are bronze sponsors, and Aon, Rein4ce and Walkers are supporting sponsors. Bermuda:Re+ILS is a media partner.
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