Disaster risk insurance can help countries in Asia and the Pacific to minimize losses from natural catastrophes.
Arup Chatterjee leads financial sector development initiatives in the area of insurance, private pensions and contractual savings, and financial inclusion. He chairs the Joint Working Group of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and the Islamic Financial Services Board on Microtakaful, and the ADB Working Group on Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance. He sits on the Regulatory Advisory Committee of the Microinsurance Network. An honor graduate in Economics from the University of Delhi, he holds dual Masters in International Economics from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and in International Business Management from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.