A Conversation with Joshua Landau

Global Insurance Forum Expert Series

Global Insurance Forum Experts Series: An Interview with Joshua Landau

In this interview, Josh Landau, president of the International Insurance Society, hits the high points from the recent Global Insurance Forum. He lays out:

  • how insurers are leaning in on climate change to increase coverage and mitigate its effects.
  • how companies are using embedded insurance to extend their reach and simplify the purchasing process for customer.
  • how insurers have a great story to tell about being there when they're needed -- as evidenced by the billions of dollars of claims they paid during the pandemic and following the spate of natural disasters. 

Date: December 13, 2022

Time: 10:00 am EST

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About the Speakers

Paul Carroll

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Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll is the editor-in-chief of Insurance Thought Leadership.

He is also co-author of A Brief History of a Perfect Future: Inventing the Future We Can Proudly Leave Our Kids by 2050 and Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn From the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years and the author of a best-seller on IBM, published in 1993.

Carroll spent 17 years at the Wall Street Journal as an editor and reporter; he was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. He later was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

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Joshua Landau

Joshua Landau

Joshua Landau

Joshua Landau is a seasoned Banking and Insurance Industry executive that currently serves as Senior Vice President, Managing Director & Group Head of the Financial Institutions Group for Fifth Third Bank, National Association, and is the President of the International Insurance Society and the Pacific Insurance Conference.

Before joining Fifth Third, Josh spearheaded FIG relationship banking in the US and provided global coverage for clients as head of the Financial Institutions Group - America at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ), and had also served as the Global Head of the Insurance industry sector. Josh also has deep experience as an Insurance Industry risk officer, private equity investor, and M&A specialist in the global insurance sector, having started his career at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), and working with BNP Paribas, UBS, and Firemark Investments in various roles over the past 25 years.


Josh has an MBA in Finance from NYU's Stern School of Business, and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University at Albany. Josh has also completed various executive education courses in Management at MIT and Duke University.

Professional and Civic

Josh is a Member of the Advisory Board at the Center for Institutional Investment Management at the University at Albany, and a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at the School of Business at the University. Josh is active in his local community as a travel soccer coach and served as a vice president in his local civic association.

Josh lives in New York with his wife and two children.