Daniel Stander

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Daniel serves as special advisor to the United Nations on matters of risk, analytics and finance. He is also Deputy Chair of the Board of the Resilient Cities Network.

Over the last 20 years, Daniel has worked on every continent, advising public and private entities on a variety of complex risks, including natural hazards, pandemics and cyber attacks. He is a pioneer of #ResilienceFinance, helping capital find responsible investments in the face of climate and other extremes.

For over a decade, Daniel held various leadership positions at Risk Management Solutions (RMS), the world’s preeminent catastrophe risk modelling company. Most recently, he was Global Managing Director at RMS, leading among other things the firm’s relationships with all levels of government. In 2018, Mayor Francis Suarez presented Daniel with a City of Miami Proclamation recognizing his commitment to raise awareness, foster cooperation, and deliver resilience to urban economies and communities in the face of sea level rise and the threat of extreme events.

Prior to RMS, Daniel was a manager in the group strategy and development function at an 80,000-employee, £10-billion, global healthcare group, serving 30 million customers in over 190 countries. He also has considerable start-up experience, having been part of the founding team of an award-winning fintech. Today, he is an investor and strategic advisor to several companies. The common threads: climate, finance and technology.

Daniel holds a Master’s from the University of Oxford. He also studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and is a graduate of the Center of Creative Leadership. A frequent keynote speaker, Daniel is often quoted in the Financial Times, the BBC and other tier one media.