Joan Lamm-Tennant

Board Member

Joan Lamm-Tennant is a global entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in building, operating and governing business with a proven track record in synthesising strategy and innovation with result focused execution. Joan is the founder and was CEO (December 2015 to June 2020) of Blue Marble Micro Ltd, an insurtech that digitalised and implemented the end to end risk transfer solution to climate risk in the agriculture value chain of multinational corporations and governments.

Previously, Joan was the Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist of Guy Carpenter Company LLC, a reinsurance and risk management operating company of Marsh & McLennan, and President of GenRe Capital Consultants, where she led the global advisory arm of General Reinsurance.  Before joining industry Joan had an academic career of over fifteen years.  Joan was a tenured Professor of Finance at Villanova University where she held the Thomas Labrecque Chair in Business.

Upon joining industry, Joan was an Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where she held the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Chair in International Business. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Process Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Joan is the recipient of the 2017 Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2016 Wharton MBA Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2013 APIW Insurance Woman of the Year, and the 2012 International Insurance Society Kenneth Black Award for service and commitment to the advancement of the global industry.

In addition to serving on Hamilton’s Board and advising Blue Marble, Joan serves as a Corporate Director on the Boards of Equitable Holdings, Inc., Element Financial Management Corporation, Ambac Financial Group and The Institutes. Previously, Joan served on the Boards of Selective Insurance Group (from 1994 to 2015) and Ivans, an insurance technology provider (from 2001 to 2013). She was instrumental in the sale of Ivans to Ability, a portfolio company of Bain Capital. Joan served on the Advisory Board of CoverWallet, insurance technology startup, (from 2015 to 2019) which sold to AON.

Joan holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Investments from the University of Texas. In addition, Joan holds an M.B.A. in Finance and a B.B.A. with Honors in Accounting from St. Mary’s University.