Irene Varela de Rivera is Insurance Risk Manager for Seguros E Inversiones S.A. (SISA), an insurance firm dedicated to providing comprehensive protection for individuals. With nearly 20 years of experience in her field, Irene oversees the risk management, quantification, monitoring, control and mitigation of credit, as well as counterparty, market, liquidity, operational, legal and actuarial risks within the company. She developed and implemented the company’s integral risk management model, and creates strategies, policies, procedures and their respective training materials to mitigate risk.
In addition to her work for SISA, Irene also served as Manager of Insurance Risk and Liquidity Markets for Banco Cuscatlan S.A., a commercial bank offering a wide range of banking services to both private and corporate clients across El Salvador. While at Banco Cuscatlan, she played an integral role in its acquisition by Citi, and served on the integration team to ensure a smooth merge.
Irene holds a degree in Economics and Business from Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN) in El Salvador. Outside of her professional endeavors, she is a proud wife and mother, and enjoys travel and reading. She speaks fluent English and Spanish, and has been invited to teach subjects including pensions, international finance and economics in universities such as ESEN, the National University of El Salvador, ISEADE-FEPADE and ASES.
International Society of Female Professionals VIP Member Irene Varela can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.