Meet Our Founder – Soraya Wright
Soraya Wright, Founder & CEO of SMW Risk Management Consulting LLC, has over 30 years of experience managing complex risks for global businesses. She leverages her experience to identify and evaluate enterprise risks and determine appropriate mitigation and risk finance strategies. Soraya previously held executive positions, including VP-Global Risk Management & Crisis Management at The Clorox Company where she was responsible for leading Clorox’s enterprise risk management program, the Company’s global insurance strategy, crisis management and business continuity for worldwide operations, and President-Board of Directors of the Company’s captive insurance subsidiary which she formed; and, VP-Enterprise Risk Management at Target where she was recruited to launch the strategy and centralized oversight of Target’s post-breach enterprise risk management program.
Soraya is committed to community service and has served in a leadership capacity at over a dozen community and professional organizations, including the Board of Trustees at Holy Names University, Oakland’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the East Oakland Youth Development Center’s Board of Directors. In recognition for her community service, The United Way honored Soraya with the Adele K. Corvin Outstanding Agency Board Volunteer Award.
Sought out for her expertise, Soraya has served on the Client Advisory Board of several insurance companies and commercial insurance brokerage firms including ACE (Chubb), FM Global, and MARSH. She is a frequent speaker at Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Advisen, and Hawaiian Captive Insurance Forum conferences, covering a broad range of risk management topics including Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) strategies, managing executive risks, forming captive insurance companies and managing complex claims.
Soraya received her BA in Business Administration & Economics from Holy Names University. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In December 2015, Soraya was named by Business Insurance as a “Woman to Watch”.