Prior to joining the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management in New York City in 2002, Professor W. Jean Kwon was an educator with Georgia State University (US) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), insurance regulator with Monetary Authority of Singapore and industry specialist with The Institutes.

Besides his full-time commitment as Endowed Chair Professor at St. John’s University, he is Research Director at the International Insurance Society, Director of the University’s Center for the Study of Insurance Regulation and Editor-in-Chief for Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance. Professor Kwon shares his expertise as a visiting professor at universities and speaks frequently at meetings for intergovernmental agencies and industry leaders.

Professor Kwon has written several books and actively publishes papers in academic and professional journals. He co-authored a Kulp-Wright Award winning book, Risk Management and Insurance: Perspectives in a Global Economy, and has received the Research Excellence Award of the International Insurance Society and the Geneva Association three times.

Professor Kwon helped to establish the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) and create the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress (WRIEC). He is working with the International Insurance Society for the establishment of Research Network, a new platform for research and resource collaboration among research centers around the world.

Professor Kwon specialises in insurance market and country analysis, insurer financial and operation analysis, and insurance regulation. He obtained his MBA in risk management and insurance at The College of Insurance (now the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management of St. John’s University) and his PhD from Georgia State University. He is also a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).


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