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29 September 2021

Airbnb insurance head joins Rivian

Laura Langone, head of insurance operations at Airbnb, has left to join Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer. She’ll join as director of insurance and risk management at the business, which has developed a sport utility vehicle and a pickup truck on a platform built to support other vehicles or be adapted by other companies.

Langone has over 20 years’ experience in risk management and insurance. As well as Airbnb, where she was also responsible for its captive, she has also held positions with PayPal and computer networking company Juniper Networks. Before that, she was a senior vice president and client executive for Marsh.

Rivian, like its larger competitor Tesla, has established a captive to provide insurance for its vehicles, with the product integrated into the ordering process. While Tesla’s insurance is, so far, only available for owners in California, Rivian’s is currently available in 40 US states. It is also offering cover for owners’ homes, boats, campers and other vehicles.