Joan Lamm-Tennant is the CEO of Blue Marble Microinsurance Inc., a corporate entity formed by six leading insurance and reinsurance groups along with Marsh & McLennan Cos. and reinsurance intermediary Guy Carpenter to create markets delivering risk protection to the underserved in developing countries.
Prior to taking her role as CEO of Blue Marble, Lamm-Tennant was the Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist of Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC, the reinsurance and risk advisory operating company of Marsh & McLennan Cos., where she served as an advisor to C-suite executives and board members of Guy Carpenter’s most significant clients. Her expertise includes emerging market strategy, enterprise risk modeling, implementation of risk-based decision processes and high-value strategies resulting in capital efficiencies and profitable growth.
Prior to joining Guy Carpenter in 2007, she was the founding President of General Reinsurance Capital Consultants (GRCC).
Prior to her executive positions in the industry, Lamm-Tennant spent 18 years as a Professor, during which time she lectured and published extensively on investments, portfolio theory and risk management. She remains on the faculty of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and holds the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Chair in International Business. She also held an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Wisconsin.
Lamm-Tennant currently serves on the Board of Hamilton Insurance Group and Element Financial Corp. as well as the International Insurance Society.
She was the recipient of the 2013 APIW Insurance Woman of the Year and the 2012 International Insurance Society Kenneth Black Award for service and commitment to the advancement of the global industry.