Manuel S. Escobedo
CEO, Peña Verde, S.A.B.
Manuel Santiago Escobedo Conover holds a Law Degree from ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) with honors, and obtained a Master in Business Administration from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris in 1996.
While Manuel began his career as a lawyer working with major firms like Noriega and Escobedo, he has spent most of the last 20 years in the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry. From 2000 to 2013 he was CEO of Reaseguradora Patria, S. A.
Nowadays, Manuel is CEO of Peña Verde, S.A.B. and chairs the Boards of Directors of Reaseguradora Patria, General de Seguros and General de Salud. He is also President of the Mexican Atomic Pool (PAM), responsible for organizing the insurance of civil nuclear risks in that country. He held the chair for the Americas on the Executive Committee of the International System of Nuclear Pools (ISNP) from 2010 to 2012 and has been the reviewing Chairman of the ISNP since 2015.
He was member of the Insurance Regulatory Committee at the Institute of International Finance from 2012 to 2015. He is a Board member of the Mexican Association of Surety Companies (AMIG) and is also member of the Board of Edega Latin America, and of Alternative Insurance Company, a leader in the Haitian insurance market.
He has been member of the Board of the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions since 1998 and joined the Executive Commitee in 2015. He will serve as Chairman from May 2017 until May 2020 and in this role, he holds the chair of the Insurance sector in the Private Investment Board (CCE) and the Joint Committee for national security.
In the mid-nineties, he collaborated with the University of Arizona at the Mexican American Studies and Research Center (MASRC) as a visiting research specialist, where he conducted studies in sociological jurisprudence on Mexican migration to the United States. Today he is a member of the Advisory Council of the Bi-national Migration Institute at MASRC and is Public Policy director for the Patronato Pro-Educación Mexicano where he is also a Board member.
He has published and collaborated in publications on Insurance, Risk Management and Immigration on which he has also lectured at different conference cycles and conventions.
Furthermore, he holds Fifth Dan in Aikido, degree awarded by the Aikikai Foundation in Japan. He also obtained the rank of First Dan in Karate Do and Sec.