Debra Roberts                        

Ms. Roberts is President and CEO of Debra Roberts & Associates, Inc., a company she founded in 1993. The company provides specialized services to the insurance and reinsurance industry. Ms. Roberts became certified as an arbitrator by ARIAS-U.S. in 1997, and has participated in many reinsurance arbitrations in the various roles of party-appointed arbitrator, umpire and expert witness. She has worked in the insurance and reinsurance industry for over twenty-five years.

Prior to founding her own firm, she was at the Swiss Reinsurance Group from 1980 until 1993. Starting in 1986, she served concurrently as Vice President of two subsidiaries dedicated to financial reinsurance products: Atrium Corporation in New York City and European International Reinsurance Company Ltd. in Barbados. Ms. Roberts was primarily responsible for the formation of European International Re, which included raising capital from outside sources. She participated in underwriting and structuring financial reinsurance transactions and also served on the team responsible for several U.S. acquisitions on behalf of Swiss Re.

Prior to 1986, she was an underwriter of individual disability income products at North American Reassurance Company, the U.S. life reinsurance subsidiary of the Swiss Reinsurance Group. Her insurance career began in 1978, working for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company.

Ms. Roberts is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She received an MBA in Finance from Fordham University, and holds a BA in English from Furman University. Over the years, she has made presentations at numerous insurance and reinsurance conferences. Ms. Roberts resides in San Diego, CA.