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Principal Insurance Specialist
IFC, All Africa
Susan Holliday – Principal Insurance Specialist – IFC, Washington, D.C
Susan is part of the financial institutions group at IFC. She invests in insurance, both mature companies and earlier stage technology related to insurance, in developing countries. She has 29 years experience in insurance in a variety of different roles.
Prior to joining IFC, Susan worked at Swiss Re, where she was a Managing Director and Head of Strategy for the reinsurance business worldwide and a member of the executive team. In this capacity she worked on all aspects of life and health and property casualty re/insurance; headed a global team; and led the strategy work for emerging markets and for Fintech. Susan also held the positions of CFO of Reinsurance Client Markets and Head of Investor Relations at Swiss Re.
Before Swiss Re, Susan worked in equity research and equity sales covering the insurance industry at UBS, JP Morgan and Paribas. Susan started her career as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in London and then established a counterparty credit analysis department for an insurance broker. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments in the UK.
Susan is a British national. She graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford with a degree in modern history. In 2014, Susan completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. She is also an angel investor and advisor to several start-ups.