Risk Forum Speaker
 Chubb Benelux Risk Forum

Risk Forum Speakers

Mike Jones
  • Editor-in-chief, StrategicRISK
  • Mike is responsible for all major projects, particularly events, undertaken by this award-winning publication for large corporate risk managers and insurance professionals. In the last four years Mike has chaired a series of major conferences and other events for C-suite executives, risk managers and commercial partners across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. With a strong knowledge of international politics and economics, Mike’s previous experience includes 20 years on national newspapers in the UK and a stint in public relations.

Ron Verhulsdonck
  • Country President Benelux, Chubb
  • Ron Verhulsdonck joined ACE European Group Ltd. in 2001. As Country President Benelux at Chubb he is responsible for overseeing Chubb’s operations and the further growth and development of Chubb’s insurance business in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

    Mr. Verhulsdonck has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Before joining ACE, he worked at Royal Insurance Global for nine years where he held various positions, among which Risk Control Consultant for Continental Europe, Property Underwriting Manager and Manager Major Accounts.

Thierry Malleret
  • Economist, author and co-founder of the Monthly Barometer
  • Thierry Malleret is the co-founder and main author of the Monthly Barometer, a succinct predictive analysis exclusively provided to private investors and some of today's most influential opinion and decision-makers. He was until 2011 a senior partner at Informed Judgement Partners, an investment boutique for ultra-high-net-worth individuals based in Geneva, and prior to that managing partner at Rainbow Insight, an advisory boutique which he founded, providing tailor-made intelligence to investors.

    Previously, Thierry founded and headed the Global Risk Network at the World Economic Forum, a network that brings together top opinion and policymakers, CEOs and academics to look at how global issues will affect business and society in the short and long term. For a number of years in succession, Thierry conceived and put in place the programme for Davos and spoke at global, industry and regional events. His other professional experience includes: investment banking (as a Chief Economist and Strategist of a major Russian investment bank and as an Economist at the EBRD in London), think tanks and academia (both in New York and Oxford) and government (with a three-year spell in the Prime Minister's office in Paris).

    Thierry has written several business and academic books, and has published four novels (two of which under a pen-name). He was educated at the Sorbonne and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and at St. Antony's College, Oxford. He holds two MAs (in Economics and History) and a PhD in Economics.

Suresh Krishnan
  • Executive Vice President, Global Accounts, Overseas General Insurance at Chubb
  • Suresh leads and manages the Global Client Executive Practice for Chubb’s Overseas General Insurance Division, which serves large domestic and multinational customers around the world with complex underwriting and servicing needs. Additionally, he coordinates local teams around the world to best align Chubb’s global capabilities to multinational clients’ and brokers’ needs in Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Europe and Latin America.  This includes navigating clients through the complexity of multinational programs and delivering the company’s broad product portfolio, sophisticated claims and risk management services, advanced technology, regulatory compliance expertise and the network of local operations and partners in more than 190 countries.


    Previously, Mr. Krishnan served as General Counsel for ACE (now Chubb) Group’s Multinational Client Group, where he had global legal oversight for matters connected with the company’s multinational products and services. He has also served as General Counsel of ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operations of ACE. 


    Mr. Krishnan joined ACE in 1999 and has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.  He is also the author of numerous reports on multinational issues.  He is based in New York, USA.

James Moncrieff
  • Professor of Practice in Strategy at Ashridge
  • James Moncrieff works with senior teams to support strategy formation and execution.  His methods aim to transfer strategic capabilities to participants.  James also designs and delivers custom programmes, open enrolment programmes and post-graduate modules.  His programmes are grounded in reality and often use live case work.  This takes him across the globe, often working through simultaneous translation. His clients come from financial services, engineering and energy, manufacturing and services, FMCG and technology sectors.

Richard Jackson
  • Director of Data, Analytics and Visualisation, Country Risk team, IHS Markit
  • Richard Jackson is the Director of Data, Analytics and Visualisation in IHS Markit’s Country Risk team. He is responsible for the quality and accuracy of the team’s data collection and the identification of new sources of information and tools with which to analyse that data and visualise the results, including geospatially, to deliver insight and forecasts about the nature and intensity of global risk. In his early career, Richard was a civil servant focusing on national security issues, resilience planning and Northern Ireland security. He led the MOD’s security normalisation programme in Northern Ireland from 2005 to the end of ‘Operation Banner’ in 2007 before moving to the Assessments Staff in the Cabinet Office providing strategic intelligence assessments on Iraq, Northern Ireland and global terrorism to the Joint Intelligence Committee, Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers. During this time, he headed the Joint Intelligence Organisation crisis cell, reporting directly to COBR. Richard received a BA and MA in Chemistry from Oxford University.