Victoria Shirazi

Associate Director, Strategic Solutions Group
Marsh & McLennan Companies

Victoria is an Associate Director for Marsh and McLennan Companies, which operates at the global corporate level. She consults on topics of risk, value and strategy, working across Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman to deliver strategic client solutions. Victoria leads Marsh & McLennan Companies’ cross op-co cyber sector, responsible for supporting clients in cyber risk advisory and transfer solutions in order to build effective cyber resilience. Victoria also works within MMC’s digital analytics, insurer, government, and payer industries.

Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan, Victoria led emerging technologies and cyber risk work at the World Economic Forum. Victoria was the Project Lead for the “Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy” project made up of the world’s leading global C-suites executives and government leaders.  Victoria managed the World Economic Forum’s technology and insurance risk project since its inception and worked closely with our colleagues at Oliver Wyman and Marsh as well as with many of our clients and competitors. Victoria’s work brought to the forefront the interconnected risks of emerging technologies. The publication of her project’s White Paper hit the New York Times, Reuters and over a dozen other Insurance, Business and Technology journals and news outlets. Her project was featured at the Annual Meeting in Davos and the Annual Meeting in Dalian as well as launching a successful press conference on technology risk  in Davos between Lloyd’s CEO Inga Beale and IBM’s David Kenny. Victoria was  successful to developing global public-private collaboration in order to develop cyber resilience against attacks on the electrical grid. Prior to leaving the WEF, Victoria saw the creation of the World Economic Forum’s Global Center for Cybersecurity.

Before joining the WEF, Victoria was a Senior Engagement Manager at TK Consulting, leading a team of analysts in increasing the productivity of a formerly failing 3D film company to IPO. Victoria also worked as a consultant for Millward Brown where she assessed and aided CMO’s at top CPG companies to manage distinctive issues they faced with globalization. Victoria has also worked as a Senior Consultant for BAE Systems, aiding Homeland Security to develop a national preparedness strategy for natural and man-made disasters. Prior to that, Victoria spent close to three years at McKinsey & Company as a Research Analyst in the Insurance Practice. While at McKinsey & Company, Victoria authored numerous internal McKinsey briefs and white papers on P&C Insurance and Hurricane & Terrorism Insurance. 

Victoria has been published in the World Economic Forum’s Agenda as well as in Fortune magazine and other news outlets, discussing building resilience against technologic risk exposure. Victoria is currently working on a book about the Geopolitics, Petroleum Power and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. She has been published in Harvard’s Middle East Journal, New Society as well as Islamist Watch. Victoria is a well known speaker on government, policy, technology and risk.

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Emory University. She holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Victoria also attended Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School Business Bridge Program.