Jennifer Santiago
4 January 2023Reinsurance

RIMS announces new president for 2023

RIMS has announced that Jennifer Santiago will lead the society as president for the 2023 term, effective January 1.

Santiago is the director, risk management & safety at Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States with over $18 billion in revenues and 51 member companies that independently own and operate more than 360 retail supermarkets. For Wakefern, she sets the vision and strategic direction for corporate and member risk management, insurance risk financing, captive management and safety management programs across the enterprise.

Previously Santiago was the assistant vice president & chief risk officer at The Pennsylvania State University. Her experience includes leading enterprise risk management, operational risk, ethics & compliance risk and insurance initiatives at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, Arthur J Gallagher Risk Management Services and NYU Medical Center.

“The road to organizational resilience starts with leadership of the risk management professional,” said RIMS 2023 president Jennifer Santiago. “Around the world, risk professionals have taken the initiative, stepping up to lead strategies that empower smart decision-making and innovation.

“However, current risks show no sign of stabilising and this highly uncertain environment will require risk leaders to lean on each other, to share experiences and embrace diverse thoughts and perspectives to successfully address them. RIMS is an invaluable platform for risk management collaboration, and I am honoured to help ensure that it continues to deliver opportunities that unite, inspire and build a safer, more resilient world.”

Santiago has been a RIMS member for over 15 years, serving on the Society’s board of directors since 2014.