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Daniel Stander

Global Managing Director


Daniel Stander is the global managing director at RMS. He has spent his entire career bringing new ideas to the risk and resilience industry. A member of RMS’ Global Leadership Council, Daniel currently has responsibility for driving innovative, strategic solutions across RMS’ entire client base – covering both public sector and private sector clients. He is also the global head of RMS’ Public Sector Group, with overall leadership responsibility for RMS’ relationships with all levels of government. Over the last 15 years, Daniel has worked closely with both governments and corporations on every continent and in almost every sector, advising them on a variety of complex risks, from natural hazards, environmental stresses, terror attacks and pandemic outbreaks to marine, supply chain and cyber exposures. Daniel has worked with non-profit entities as diverse as cities, central banks, finance ministries, healthcare agencies, transportation authorities, security agencies, national insurance pools, quasi-government agencies, international development donors and NGOs. He is currently advising RMS’ public sector clients in mature and emerging markets alike, helping them articulate their risk tolerance, quantify their exposure, develop mitigation strategies, reduce disaster risk, build resilience to extreme events, finance infrastructure projects and transfer residual risk. He also leads RMS’ involvement as a founding partner in the Rockefeller-funded 100 Resilient Cities programme. A leitmotif of his work in recent years has been bringing the disaster risk reduction techniques pioneered in the private sector to governments. With a commitment to education and knowledge-sharing, he tirelessly works to increase the understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions: hazard frequency, hazard severity, exposure, vulnerability, economic loss and humanitarian impact. His work is motivated by a desire to translate this increased, analytical understanding into more resilient practices in four main areas: risk governance, risk reduction, risk financing and recovery. Before joining RMS, Daniel managed the group strategy and development function at an 80,000-employee, GBP 10bn global healthcare group, serving 30 million customers in over 190 countries. He also has considerable start-up experience, having been a founding team member of an award-winning, SaaS company, bringing internet technologies to the risk transfer value chain. Daniel has also worked for Deutsche Bank. Daniel holds a masters from the University of Oxford, where he graduated, double first with honours in philosophy and modern languages. He also studied for a masters at the Humboldt University in Berlin and is a graduate of the Center of Creative Leadership’s EMEA campus in Brussels, Belgium.  

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Tue 05 Sep 2017