Topics: Excess and Surplus, Reinsurance, Global Insurance
Maroun Mourad, President of ISO Commercial Lines, a Verisk Analytics business, is a data analytics and insurance industry executive. He has profitably grown businesses for 19 years in the U.S., UK, Europe, and emerging markets.
While working at Gen Re, AIG, Arch, and Zurich, in leadership roles, Maroun served clients across underwriting (production & technical), operations, and general management. He led teams and P&Ls in personal and commercial lines spanning multiple customer segments, distribution channels, and cultures. Maroun’s laser focus on team building, customer centricity, and delivering quality results enabled business transformations in established, start-up, and turnaround environments. Maroun is an industry thought leader, public speaker, volunteer, and mentor. His first book, The Insurance Management Playbook: A Leader’s Guide, published in 2014, stands testament to his passion for the insurance business. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.
Topics: Global Insurance, Insurance Regulation, Customer Relations
Barbara Russo is managing director of excess and surplus at ISO. Ms. Russo is responsible for leading ISO’s growth efforts in the excess and surplus and specialty market segments—setting strategy, enhancing existing capabilities, and developing new approaches to challenges facing the industry.
Ms. Russo is an insurance executive with more than 25 years in customer management and business leadership roles. Most recently, she led the international segment for Zurich’s Global Corporate business unit in North America. Before that, she held positions of increasing leadership at Travelers, Marsh, AIG, and Winterthur.
Ms. Russo is an experienced speaker on international insurance issues, international regulation, and enterprise relationship management. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Connecticut and earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Hartford.