2018 Speaker

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Alex Kaplan
Head, North America & Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

Alex Kaplan is Head of North America for Swiss Re's Global Partnerships team developing and executing innovative risk transfer solutions to help governments, international financial institutions and NGOs at all levels manage their financial risks to help society create effective responses to major challenges, including natural catastrophes, climate change and food security as well as infrastructure, healthcare and longevity.

Kaplan joined Swiss Re in 2008 as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs representing Swiss Re’s commercial interests before governors, state insurance regulators and legislators as well as members of Congress and appointed members of the Federal government.

Prior to joining Swiss Re, Kaplan served as the Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs for the United States Department of the Treasury under Secretary Henry M. Paulson in August 2006. His responsibilities included managing the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Assistant Secretary and advising on all personnel, policy, and legal issues. Kaplan focused on leading Treasury nominees through the U.S. Senate confirmation process; advising on a wide array of Treasury policy matters; and contributing to the Treasury Secretary’s strategic planning.

From 2002 to 2006, Kaplan served as the Manager of Government Affairs of the Organization for International Investment (OFII), a Washington D.C.-based business association representing US subsidiaries of foreign companies. Prior to joining OFII, Kaplan was a Senior Staff Assistant on the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives working on tax and economic policy.

Kaplan holds a degree in Economics from Hobart College. He and his wife and son live in Washington, D.C.