Hemant H. Shah

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"Since co-founding RMS in 1989 as a spin-out from Stanford University, Hemant Shah helped build RMS from five colleagues working from his apartment to more than 1,000 professionals providing the world's leading catastrophe modeling solutions to the global insurance and financial services sector. He is widely recognized within the global risk industry as a proactive and influential leader, including "100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry" (Insurance Newscast, 2005–2011); "Most Influential Person of the Year" (Reactions Global Awards, 2011); "Top 40 Most Influential" (Global Reinsurance, 2008); one of "35 Rising Stars" (Business Insurance, 2002); and a "Leader of the Future" (Global Reinsurance, 2000). Hemant serves on the board of directors of Praedicat, Inc. as well as the board of overseers of St. John's School of Risk Management and Actuarial Science (College of Insurance). He is a director of the RAND Center for the Study of Terrorism Risk Management Policy, a director on the board of RAND's Institute for Civil Justice, and a director of the Singapore-based Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies. Hemant is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network." [1]


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  1. Risk Management Solutions Board, organizational web page, accessed November 14, 2014.