Soraya Wright joins board of Beazley Insurance Company, Inc.
Specialist insurer Beazley is pleased to welcome Soraya Wright as a non-executive director of Beazley’s US regulated insurance company – BICI.
Soraya is the founder and CEO of SMW Risk Management Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She brings more than 30 years of experience in managing complex risks for a range of global businesses, specialising in evaluating enterprise risks and determining mitigation and risk strategies. Her previous leadership roles have included senior risk management and crisis management positions at Target and The Clorox Company, as well as president of the board of directors of the latter’s captive insurance subsidiary, which she formed.
A champion for inclusion and diversity, Soraya has led businesses’ strategies to change policies, establish protocols and implement practices that drive positive cultural change and business outcomes. She has influenced many organisations I&D strategies in a variety of formal roles including as a member of the diversity advisory board at Clorox, as co-lead of an African American Employee Resource Group (ERG) and as a member of a women’s ERG leadership team at Clorox.
Soraya also serves on the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and she has previously served on the Client Advisory Board of several insurance companies and commercial insurance brokerage firms, including ACE (Chubb), FM Global, and Marsh.
Soraya’s skills will add to the success and knowledge of the BICI board as she joins 10 existing members, responsible for overseeing activities related to the operation of the company, including ensuring that its critical success factors are met and that it has adequate resources and controls in place.