Dina Bayasanova | Zurich Investment Services

Currently I am a Project Manager at the Zurich Investment Services, supervising Compact GTL, the world’s leading small scale, modular Gas-to-liquids (GTL) company providing an end to end solution to the problem of associated and stranded gas in oil and gas field development. I am managing projects within different geographical areas. Based in Europe, we operate in Asia, Middle East, Russia and CIS.

In June 2013 I joined Energy Institute as a member of a Young Professional Network Committee in London and held a position of the Vice-Chair, actively building community of young energy professionals in London. I am mentoring students and young graduates, who are starting their career in the energy sector.

Also, I am a Founder of PitchMe - a platform revolutionising the recruitment process, and getting rid of CVs. Filling the skills gap is widely considered to be one of the biggest challenges that any business faces. We are connecting employers and candidates through mutually beneficial projects, making recruitment process more transparent and efficient.

I am doing PhD in the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy in the University of Dundee, where I conduct research on investments in emerging markets and risk management. I obtained MLitt in Marketing from the University of St Andrews (Scotland) and MSc (Hons) in Project Management from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. (Russia).

Victoria Rawlings | The Replacement Service

Back in 2013, I enrolled in a Sports Conditioning degree in Cardiff but after 2 years realised my true interest lay with my part-time Sales job and made the difficult decision to leave my life at university behind. With the help of a local academy, I started a level 3 apprenticeship in Social Media Marketing with a company called TRS Claims, who provide claims management and software solutions for the insurance industry. 3 years down the line, life at TRS has changed dramatically with my role switching more into Business Development and leading the marketing department. Alongside by day-to-day duties, I heavily support the apprenticeship scheme and have become an ambassador in the West Midlands as well as joining The Career and Enterprise Company network.

Jenny Pirault | Aon

Jenny Pirault is an Enterprise Risk Management Analyst at Aon. She grew up in Brighton and was educated at Brighton and Hove Girls School. During that time, Jenny developed an interest in music, learning the violin, piano and flute from an early age. Her musical capabilities allowed her to tour across Europe as a member of the Brighton Youth Orchestra, notable performances include playing at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and playing in a youth orchestra which accompanied Gareth Malone’s Opera The Knight Crew at Glynebourne.

After taking a gap year, Jenny studied International Business Management and French at Newcastle University.

During her second year she worked with Ammar Mirza of ABConnexions (ABC), a local social enterprise to improve their business plans and to integrate ABC with Newcastle University. She was also Vice-President of the Chess Society and co-organised the first Chess Boxing gala in Newcastle in 2013 to raise money for the Percy Hedley Foundation. During her placement year she found the opportunity to work as a Project Management Intern at the Association European des Conservatoires in Brussels which combined her love of music, French and higher music education.  Jenny had the opportunity to study International Business for a semester at Toulouse’s Ecole Superière de Commerce, a leading Grand Ecole in France. On return to Newcastle University she set up Newcastle University Business Links Society in partnership with ABConnexions, a society focusing on bringing together students and local businesses to offer networking, career advice and work experience.

After graduation, Jenny gained a place on the Consulting Graduate Scheme for Aon which she has just completed. She still maintains her creative interests through singing with the SHE choir London, playing with the Amati Orchestra and painting.

Rosa Pan | AIG

Rosa Pan is the Global Service Delivery Manager for the Multinational Network Partner Practice group. Ms. Pan is responsible for the development and execution of the strategy for the top 130 clients across all Network Partner territories as well as the internal and external communications, training and knowledge development/delivery across all 140 partner countries.

Ms. Pan joined AIG in 2011 as a graduate in the EMEA Environmental team, progressing into a regional Environmental Underwriter and further advancing as the Chief of Staff for Specialty Lines EMEA. She more recently served as the Chief of Staff for Property & Special Risks (PSR) in AEL and the UK and as the Global Target Operating Model (TOM) programme and business lead for Global Special Risks.

She holds significant experience in managing and delivering high impact region-wide strategic initiatives and is the conduit for integration, alignment and implementation of AIG strategies across the team.

Ms. Pan earned a B.Sc. (Hon) degree in Economics and Management from Royal Holloway University of London and holds a Certificate in Insurance qualification from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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Salome Santos | Marsh

I am from Portugal, where I qualified as a lawyer and worked for seven years as an in-house counsel of a multinational company in the cement industry. I always believed, however, that studying and working in a more globally connected country such as the UK would broaden my identity as a professional and as a person. In 2012 I moved to London to specialise in insurance law and pursue a long-lasting career in this world-class industry.

This was a demanding personal project that involved a huge financial and professional investment: I had to save to pay the tuition fees and live in London as a student for one year, while embracing the uncertainty of taking a different career path in a new country. My driver was the prospect of working in the field that I was passionate about.

In 2014, I was thrilled to join the FINPRO product development team at Marsh, which allowed me to combine my wide-ranging legal skills and my extensive technical knowledge of insurance contract law. Shortly after, I was also appointed as a management liability client executive to major accounts, and became a dedicated resource to creating tailored client-solutions for complex coverage issues. I could not be prouder.

Outside of work, I dedicate my time to different projects. Currently I am a member of Marsh´s Women’s Exchange committee that focuses in gender equality issues, of which I am a strong advocate. I am an avid traveller and I thoroughly enjoy planning trips to different parts of the globe as often as I can. I also practise bodyboard and yoga, which are sports that help me reconnect with nature. My other passion is cooking; I can stay for hours in the kitchen creating dishes and playing with tastes and recipes.

Samantha Eustace | Zurich Insurance

My name is Samantha and I am 19 years old, working in the Insurance Industry. My aim is to make a difference with my career, not just for myself but for others and the industry. I love to be challenged and always seek new and exciting opportunities to learn and develop further.

Irene Dang | Lloyd's

Australian born and raised, I relocated to London in 2015 to find myself at somewhat of a loss in terms of where I stood on the job scene. Having previously worked in a range of government agencies in policy and strategy roles, I had a typically “generalist” look to my CV and found it difficult to clearly pitch myself in any one industry. To add to the confusion, London seemed like a place where you could easily get lost in the minefield of possibilities that the city offers! I had limited exposure to the insurance industry in Australia but when saw an opportunity for an Executive role in the International Regulatory Affairs team at Lloyd’s, I saw a unique opportunity that appealed to both my legal background and experience in government and regulation. Since joining Lloyd’s, my eyes have been opened to the truly unique nature of the work that the insurance industry presents which has spurred an ambition to expand my expertise and positively contribute to the reputation of the sector.

During my time at Lloyd’s, I have had the opportunity to work closely with divisions across Corporation and with the Lloyd’s market, and have enjoyed being challenged in many aspects of my role. I am extremely honored to have been nominated for this award and look forward to continuing to promote the industry as I develop in my career.

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Niamh Carty | AIG

I was born and raised in Ireland. I have always been very driven, inclusionary and socially active, as well as competitive - representing Ireland in International Acrobatics and Tumbling Gymnastics from a young age. I gradually transitioned my focus from sports to academics and graduated first in my school in 2008.

At university (Limerick, Ireland), I undertook a BA in International Insurance with European Studies and French. During the four years of my degree, I studied different areas of the insurance industry, including underwriting, risk management, statistics, captives, reinsurance/ART markets, interest research topics, as well as spending a semester studying in Lille, France.

I have always believed in hard work, undertaking any and every type job since I was 14 years old. My aim was always to build my independence and improve my mind to pave the way for future successes of my own making.

I joined the Zurich Global Corporate graduate scheme in 2012 and relocated to England, primarily attracted by the opportunity for exposure to the specialised nature of the London market, the chance to gain an understanding of the irregularities of specific markets globally and the complexities involved in corporate insurance programmes. Throughout my time in Zurich, I was employed in Multinational Operation, Broker Development, Energy Underwriting and Underwriting services before moving (across the road) to AIG in May 2016 as a Multinational Client Executive.

Unfortunately, before commencing my new role, I was in an accident and broke both of my ankles several times! Hence, I had a delayed, unique and slightly notorious introduction to the company (in support boots and crutches!)  Nevertheless, I quickly settled in well at AIG, taking on major global accounts, building my own network and gaining a reputation for stubbornness, inquisitiveness and a strong advocate of camaraderie.

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Omo-Bisi Daniels | AIG

Bisi Daniels received a B.A. Political Science from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Risk Management from St. John’s University and is currently the Insurance Risk Manager for AIG Europe Limited.  She is a recent transplant to London from AIG’s New York Enterprise Risk Management team where focused on risk aggregation and man-made catastrophe. Bisi started her insurance career as a property and casualty broker’s assistant in 2005 and gradually advanced her career and education.

In 2016, she was a part of the AIG team that worked with Cambridge University’s Centre for Risk Studies on Helios Solar Storm Scenario paper. This past December, as a member of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Organization’s Loss Control Interest group, she facilitated a webinar to educate underwriters on the risk of phthalates.

Outside of her professional obligations, Bisi is a strong advocate for young professionals, diversity and community service initiatives in the insurance and financial services industry. She was a member of the advisory council instrumental in chartering the Emerging Leaders initiative for the Insurance Federation of New York, IFNY, where young insurance professionals will gain from mentor-ship opportunities with senior insurance leaders.   In addition, she served as the Charity Co-Chair for the ReinsuranceUnder40s and oversaw the annual Covenant House SleepOut to benefit homeless and disadvantage youth and various other community building activities.

While she remains in her US based organizations where she can, as she is now based in London, she will be continuing with her community and charity initiatives in the UK.


Charlie Lawson | Hiscox

I joined the Hiscox Graduate Scheme in September 2014 in the London Professions and Commercial team. I am now a Development Underwriter, writing a variety of UK retail business, predominantly professional indemnity, cyber and commercial combined insurance. Last year, I wrote one of Hiscox UK’s largest-ever single risks. To win this, I insisted on visiting the client in person, involved Hiscox senior management and provided prompt solutions to the numerous issues raised. I also identified, developed and secured a number of professions schemes and was delighted to be nominated for Hiscox Underwriter of the Year in March 2017.

Born in 1992, I grew up in London. At school, I excelled at sport and became very well-organised juggling this with my academic work, busy social life and Head Girl in my final year.  I played lacrosse for England in the 2011 Under 19 World Cup and captained my school and university teams. I won a Sports Scholarship to the University of Bristol, where I gained a BSc (Hons) in Geography before saving up and travelling with friends in Australasia and South America.

The Hiscox Graduate Scheme included secondments that gave me exposure to other areas of the business including claims and investments. Last summer, I spent three months in the Hiscox Technology and Cyber team in San Francisco, the global hub for this cutting-edge business. Starting from scratch, with no broker contacts or experience of the specialist products, I was happy with my contribution. Back in London, as the youngest member of the ‘Women at Hiscox’ working group, I want to help contemporaries at every level to fulfil their potential. I enjoy developing strong professional relationships with my brokers and seeing their accounts grow. I have recently finished my ACII exams, still enjoy playing lacrosse and netball, cooking and travelling, work in a highly motivated and successful team and company and am excited about the future.