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Richard Abizaid

Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Americas
Zurich Credit & Political Risk

Based out of Washington, D.C., Richard Abizaid is the Regional Manager and Senior Vice President of the Americas Team for Zurich Credit & Political Risk, managing a team of nine underwriters in Houston, Toronto, NY and Washington DC. He started with Zurich in 2008 and moved to Singapore in 2009, and managed the Asia-Pacific regional team from 2012 until 2014. Prior to joining Zurich, Richard was the Regional Director of the Eurasia group at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in its Political Risk Insurance Department and managed a team of four underwriters in Washington DC. Richard earned his B.A. in Near East Studies from the University of Arizona and his M.A. in International Transactions from George Mason University.

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