Ginger Turner

Ginger Turner is a Senior Economist and Vice President with the reinsurance company Swiss Re. She has authored numerous publications on topics in catastrophe risk and insurance, most recently including the behavioural economics of risk-taking after natural disasters, terrorism insurability, mobile distribution in emerging markets, and the global natural disaster underinsurance gap. During spring 2015, she was a visiting faculty member at the University of Sydney Business School, teaching a course on innovative design methods for insurance. Prior to joining Swiss Re, she was a postdoctoral fellow at The Wharton School's Risk Center.   
 
With a focus on private and financial sector development in emerging markets, she has worked in the World Bank Office of the Chief Economist and Africa region, at Goldman Sachs in London, and at Actis Capital and Pan-African Private Equity in Johannesburg. As an entrepreneur, she helped start Cosmos-Ignite, a company that manufactures and distributes affordable household lighting in rural India.
 
Ginger is a director of the Friends of Mandela Rhodes Foundation, the Texas Lyceum, and SMART Family Literacy. She studied at Stanford University (BA Economics/MS Engineering) and the University of Oxford (MPhil/DPhil Economics) as a Rhodes Scholar.  She has been a non-resident global governance fellow of the Brookings Institution and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.