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Susan Holliday

Senior Advisor, International Finance Corporation | The World Bank Group

Susan Holliday is an advisor to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank where she focuses on insurtech and insurance for SMEs and women. She has served on insurance sector boards in UK, Brazil and India and is currently a board member of Tribal Planet, a Silicon Valley tech company, and an advisor to Eos Venture Fund and to several start-ups. She has worked across life, health, property and casualty insurance and reinsurance at both global and regional levels and led strategy for emerging markets and fintech. Prior to joining IFC, she was a managing director at Swiss Re, serving as head of strategy for Swiss Re’s global reinsurance business and before this CFO of Reinsurance Client Markets and Group head of investor relations. Before Swiss Re, she was in equity research and equity sales covering the insurance industry at UBS, JP Morgan and Paribas. She 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. Ms. Holliday is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in the U.K. She graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a degree in Modern History and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management and Women on Boards programs.