Official biographies of Inga Beale, who became the first woman to lead Lloyd’s as CEO on Jan. 1, reveal her prior leadership of a struggling Converium in the 1990s as a milestone of her career.

Executive Summary

During the IICF Women in Insurance Global Conference earlier this year, incoming Lloyd's CEO Inga Beale, entertained attendees with personal stories of her career—and her year off from the industry—also delivering some tips to underwriters who aspire to be leaders.

But to understand where she gained the strength to persevere when times looked bleakest at Converium, and what gave her the desire to be “top boss” of several insurance organizations, you’d have to hear Beale talk about her adventures with an ultra marathoner in Australia or her life-changing encounter with the office manager at a broadcasting company.

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