In the 4th edition of our microinsurance podcast series, we interview Joan-Lamm Tennant, CEO of the new microinsurance venture incubator announced in Davos. Have a listen to find out how the MVI plans to achieve its objective of ten ventures in the next ten years and how expectations for return will be balanced with social impact considerations.
Joan Lamm-Tennant is the Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. Her expertise includes emerging market growth strategy, enterprise risk modeling and implementation of risk-based decision processes resulting in capital efficiencies. In 2009, Joan served as a risk strategist for Marsh & McLennan and formalized the enterprise wide risk oversight function resulting in the appointment of a Chief Risk Officer and a dedicated Risk Committee of the Board. Since 2012, Joan has been focusing on an emerging market strategy for Marsh & McLennan by designing an industry-owned facility intended to create a competitive market for microinsurance. Joan is the recipient of the 2013 APIW Insurance Woman of the Year and the 2012 International Insurance Society Kenneth Black Award for service and commitment to the advancement of the global industry.
Prior to joining Guy Carpenter in 2007, Joan was the founding President of General Reinsurance Capital Consultants (GRCC). Prior to her executive positions in industry, Joan had a successful academic career. As a tenured scholar, Joan was a prolific author in academic and business journals and recipient of numerous awards for innovations in risk and capital management. Today, Joan remains on the faculty of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and holds the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Adjunct Chair in International Business.
Joan has extensive experience on public and professional boards. Joan holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Investments from the University of Texas, Austin. In addition Joan holds an M.B.A. in Finance from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas and a B.B.A. with Honors in Accounting from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.