Chris Mandel

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Christopher Mandel, RF, CPCU, ARM-E


SVP, Strategic Solutions, Sedgwick

Director, The Sedgwick Institute

Summary of Qualifications

Highly skilled risk and insurance professional with more than 30 years of experience designing, developing and implementing large, global corporate risk management programs for Fortune 500 firms. Thought leader in enterprise risk management,  insurance and the alignment of risk stakeholder interests among internal audit, compliance, legal, control, planning, crisis management and business performance functionaries. Designed and implemented numerous risk and insurance programs for large, global corporates. Led and aligned small to mid-size teams toward successful delivery of multi-million dollar expense saving programs and captive insurance company profit centers solving unique risk financing problems and delivering tens of millions in net income.


As SVP Strategic Solutions, Chris works collaboratively with senior management and ownership to “Tell the Sedgwick story” and represent Sedgwick as an “ambassador” within the broader risk and insurance industry space. Primarily responsible for developing, evolving and ensuring the execution of the company’s strategy for influencing the industry in an effective and cost efficient manner as well as identifying opportunities and people that can contribute to the success of Sedgwick and its subsidiaries.

As director of Sedgwick Institute, Chris is responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership to internal and external resources used to deliver the Institute's mission and goals.

Business Experience

27 years of senior risk management leadership roles in large, often global enterprise

Has led staff from 4 to 35 executing the risk and insurance functions

Has held and currently hold numerous board positions for industry entities

Has provided consulting and advice to numerous firms as both a sr consultant for Marsh and by starting and running my own ERM consulting firm

ERM Experience

Designed, implemented and managed the ERM strategy for a Fortune 125 diversified financial services company whose program was rated "excellent" by S&P (its highest rating) from 2006-2010. Same program was recognized by receipt of the Alexander Hamilton Award for "excellence in ERM" in 2007.

Has taught four level of ERM and SRM for RIMS over the last 6 years.

Consulted through my own ERM consulting firm and a separate ERM partnership firm, for more than ten years.

Regular speaker across the globe, on ERM, SRM and related subjects.

Professional Affiliations

Member and RIMS Fellow (RF) of the Risk Management Society

Former president (2003) and board member of RIMS (1998-2004)

Member, Society of CPCU (the Institutes)

Member and Board Director of the Association of Responsible Alternatives to Workers Compensation (ARAWC)

Member, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF)

Member and Board Director for Captive Insurance Group of NJ

Faculty, International Center for Captive Insurance Education


MBA - Finance, George Mason University
BS - Business Administration (Mgmt); Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University  
RF - RIMS Fellow, Risk Management Society
ARM-E - Insurance Institute of America       
CPCU - American Institute of Property/Liability Underwriters    
AIC - Insurance Institute of America                                 
CCSA –  Institute of Internal Auditors


Member for
6 years 2 months