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Risk Cooperative Announces Key Appointments in Operations and Structured Risk Solutions

Key Appointments Strengthen Operational Effectiveness and Structured Risk Transfer Capabilities
Washington, DC, October 18, 2018

Risk Cooperative, a specialized insurance brokerage and risk advisory firm, announces the appointment of Maria Jaramillo as Director of Operations and Stéphane Le Bouder, as Practice Leader of Structured Risk Solutions. In this role Maria Jaramillo brings more than 13 years of experience in the insurance brokerage and risk management markets, and Stéphane Le Bouder has spent more than 17 years in management consulting, private equity, financial regulation and investment promotion.
Prior to joining Risk Cooperative, Maria Jaramillo spent 7 years at leading international insurance brokerage, Clements Worldwide, where she managed multiple lines of insurance, customer service and operations. She joins Risk Cooperative following the newly announced strategic partnership with RCM&D, which creates one of the most comprehensive and fast-growing insurance platforms in the region. Maria’s expertise in frontline service and operational effectiveness across all lines of insurance in domestic and international markets is a key addition to the team. Maria is fluent in English and Spanish.

“The combination of Maria’s leadership, poise and professionalism are rare qualities, as is her expertise in operational effectiveness across insurance classes. Reuniting with Maria and giving her the platform to lead in our intensely collaborative culture will improve outcomes for our customers, insurance partners and colleagues,” said Dante Disparte, Risk Cooperative’s founder and CEO.

Long known as a center of excellence in the political risk, trade credit and investment promotion, Risk Cooperative’s appointment of Stéphane Le Bouder as Practice Leader of Structured Risk Solutions, gives this key growth area the leadership and expertise it deserves. Stéphane’s academic and professional pedigree are hard to find in the insurance markets. Prior to joining Risk Cooperative, Stéphane was the Managing Director of the pan-African private equity fund, AFIG, based in Dakar, Senegal. He also served in the U.S. Treasury Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, as well as in the U.S. House of Representatives as Staff Director on the International Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.

“Stéphane’s far-reaching leadership in the capital markets, trade and investment promotion, as well as high-level consulting and financial innovation will not only give our Structured Risk practice focus, it will accelerate the work being carried out in RC Labs, as well as our risk advisory and transfer capabilities. The battle to harness and understand risk gains a formidable leader in Stéphane,” added Dante Disparte. Stéphane is fluent in English and French, has an MBA from Harvard Business School and master’s and undergraduate degrees in economics from McGill University.

About Risk Cooperative

Risk Cooperative, a coverholder at Lloyd’s, is a specialized strategy, risk and insurance advisory firm licensed to originate, place and service innovative risk-transfer and insurance solutions in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Risk Cooperative helps organizations address risk, readiness and resilience through a comprehensive service and solution offering in partnership with leading insurance companies and value-adding partners.

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Media Inquiries:

Andres Franzetti, CRM
Chief Strategy Officer and Founding Member
Risk Cooperative
Main: 202-536-2383

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