Head of Corporate Development and Strategy
Yang Chen is Verisk’s head of Corporate Development and Strategy, responsible for developing and implementing corporate strategies across Verisk’s businesses to drive growth and returns. In this capacity, Ms. Chen works closely with the senior management team in developing capital allocation plans and long-term strategic themes for the company and identifying new business opportunities in support of those themes. She leads Verisk’s mergers and acquisitions, investment, and strategic partnership activities globally.
Ms. Chen joined Verisk in 2013 as vice president, Corporate Development and Strategy, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, investment, and partnership opportunities in markets outside the United States and newer market segments globally.
Before joining Verisk, Ms. Chen was an executive director in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking group, focusing on technology, media, and telecom clients. She advised major corporations in the United States and overseas on mergers and acquisitions transactions and capital raising.
Ms. Chen received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University.