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Alex Kaplan, Swiss Re

Alex Kaplan is Head of North America and Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships for Swiss Re, where he develops and executes innovative risk transfer solutions to help governments, international financial institutions and NGOs at all levels manage their financial risks. Kaplan joined Swiss Re in 2008 as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs representing Swiss Re’s commercial interests before governors, state insurance regulators and legislators, as well as members of Congress and appointed members of the Federal government. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Kaplan was appointed Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs for the United States Department of the Treasury under Secretary Henry M. Paulson in August 2006. Kaplan has also worked with the Organization for International Investment, a Washington D.C.-based business association representing US subsidiaries of foreign companies.  Kaplan holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Hobart College in Geneva, New York.