Full Name
Teresa Chan
Job Title
Director of the Master's in Insurance Management program
Columbia University
Speaker Bio
Teresa is the Director of the Master's in Insurance Management program at Columbia University. She launched the program in 2020 after 27 years of insurance industry experience in legal, product and business development. The Master’s program is an epicenter for innovation, mentorship and thought leadership, and helps accelerate career advancement for risk and insurance professionals.

Prior to joining Columbia, Teresa was an advisor on the formation of MGU start-ups funded by Willis Group that leverage emerging technological capabilities to underwrite specialized markets on digital platforms, and consultant for energy performance warranty insurance.

During 22 years at AIG, Teresa served as regulatory counsel in support of the domestic commercial insurance group. As Director of Corporate Product Development, she led the creation of new commercial property and casualty, and personal lines coverages. Based on the development of a new product for tribal governments, she built a business around products and services that served the unique needs of tribal nations as Senior Vice President of AIG Tribal Growth. Teresa was introduced to the global energy division where she was SVP for AIG Energy Warranty, and designed bespoke insurance policies to insure and help achieve financing for alternative and renewable energy technologies.

Teresa has a J.D. from Fordham University and B.S. in Operations Research from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. She has been recognized by Business Insurance as one of “25 Women to Watch” and ReActions Magazine as one of the “Top Insurance Women”.
Teresa Chan