Hemant Shah

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RMS

Hemant co-founded RMS in 1989 as a spin-out from Stanford University. Driven by his vision of a more resilient society, he helped build RMS from five colleagues working from his apartment to more than 1,000 professionals providing the world’s leading catastrophe modeling solutions to public agencies and financial institutions.

He is widely recognized as a proactive and influential leader, and has been named “Most Admired CEO” (San Francisco Business Times, 2014) and “Most Influential Person of the Year” (Reactions Global Awards, 2011), among other accolades.

Hemant serves on the board of overseers of St. John’s School of Risk Management and Actuarial Science and is a Director of the RAND Center for the Study of Terrorism Risk Management Policy, as well as a Director on the board of RAND’s Institute for Civil Justice. Hemant is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.