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Guru Rao

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Chief Analytics Officer, FBAlliance Insurance

Guru Rao is currently Chief Analytics Officer at FBAlliance Insurance.  FBAlliance (FBA) is a new insurance company, whose investors are Farm Bureau insurance organizations in the U.S. FBA's strategic goal is to be an innovation laboratory for the investor states. As part of the company's executive team, his role is to provide leadership and strategic direction to FBA's data management and science, analytics, business intelligence, insurance product development and technology functions, and drive its insurance expansion into various states.  In his previous role, Rao was the catastrophe management officer at AIG. AIG P&C is the world's leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 40 million clients in over 160 countries and jurisdictions. Rao was responsible for establishing, leading and operating AIG's catastrophe risk management function for commercial and specialty insurance lines globally, including responsibilities for all regional commercial, consumer, specialty and Lexington risks. Rao launched AIG's new Analytics Center of Excellence in India in 2013 for delivering underwriting analytics, portfolio management and risk engineering support to AIG globally. Rao earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bangalore University. He then earned his Master of Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign and his Master of Engineering and Management from Northwestern University. He also has his Ph. D, in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign.

education

BS Civil Engineering, Bangalore University
Master of Engineering Management, Northwestern University
PhD Construction Engineering and Management, University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign