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Dante Disparte

Dante Disparte is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategy, risk and capital management firm focused on mid-market opportunities, market expansion and innovation on a global scale. He is the co-author of the book “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making”and was recently selected as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the Washington Business Journal and among the top 100 most influential leaders in D.C., in the inaugural Powermeter 100 list. Prior to forming Risk Cooperative, Mr. Disparte served as the managing director of Clements Worldwide, a leading insurance brokerage with customers in more than 170 countries. Mr. Disparte is a specialist in strategy and risk reduction through the design and delivery of comprehensive risk solutions of worldwide scope. He is credited with designing the world’s first card-based life insurance program for the United Nations, a plan that has placed more than a half billion USD of risk with the markets in more than 150 countries. This innovation was heralded as one of the top product innovations of 2011 by the MENA Insurance Review. Mr. Disparte serves as the vice-chair of the board of the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C., and on Harvard Business School’s global alumni board. He is the founder and chair of the Business Council for American Security and a board member with the American Security Project. He also serves as member of the Bretton Woods II Council with New America. He was formerly the managing director of Land Rover’s operations in 32 Sub Saharan African markets and held numerous general management roles in Denmark, where he developed applied skills in social entrepreneurship. Mr. Disparte is credited with developing a humanitarian fleet management solution that is proven to reduce the economic, environmental and social impact of humanitarian operations. This body of work is profiled in a business case published by INSEAD’s Social Innovation Centre. He served on the board of directors of Kjaer Group A/S, one of the top 10 workplaces in Europe and the top workplace in Denmark. He is conversant in 6 languages and has published numerous articles on the subject of risk, strategy and business effectiveness. A graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development, Mr. Disparte holds a degree in international and intercultural studies from Goucher College and a MSc. in risk management from NYU’s Stern School of Business.