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Dec 13, 2022

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


Joining RIMScast to usher in 2023 with hopeful and uplifting insights is Neeti Bhalla Johnson; the President of Global Risk Solutions of Liberty Mutual Insurance! Neeti was recently recognized by the Spencer Educational Foundation during their 2022 Funding Their Future Gala for her outstanding achievements in risk management and insurance and her commitment to the future of the industry. Some of these accomplishments include being the Executive Co-Sponsor of LEAAP@Liberty + Allies (Leading and Empowering Asian and Ally Professionals) and an active participant at WE@Liberty + Allies (which aims to empower and elevate women professionals and their allies.)


In this conversation, Neeti shares about her experience of being honored at the Spencer Gala, why access to education and DEI are close to her heart, her insights and wisdom from leading Liberty Mutual’s Global Risk Solutions, her philosophy on ESG, and her advice for students looking to join the risk profession.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] Registration for RISKWORLD 2023 is now open!

[:33] About RIMScast.

[:46] About today’s episode with Neeti Bhalla Johnson!

[:58] All about upcoming RIMS webinars, workshops, events, and more!

[1:51] More about today’s episode.

[2:46] Justin welcomes Neeti to the podcast!

[3:13] Neeti shares about her role at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

[4:27] Neeti speaks to what it means to her to have been honored at the Spencer Gala.

[6:44] Why ‘access to education’ was instrumental to Neeti’s career personally.

[8:46] Why Neeti is supportive of the Spencer Educational Foundation.

[10:45] Neeti has found Spencer Scholar recipients within Liberty Mutual. Neeti shares about the community they formed within the organization and what it means to her.

[12:50] Neeti’s background and why DE&I is important to her.

[15:03] RIMS Plug time! All about upcoming workshops and webinars.

[16:36] Why having a diverse group is important to what Neeti does at Liberty Mutual.

[18:08] Does Neeti find that customers/clients seek out DEI?

[18:27] Neeti’s thoughts on ESG becoming popularized and mainstream.

[21:53] Neeti’s advice to students wanting to join the risk profession.

[24:23] Bonus question! Has Neeti ever been bit by a snake?

[26:53] Justin thanks his guests for joining the podcast and shares some links to check in today’s show notes.


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Funding Their Future Gala 2022

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

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“ESG Through the Risk Lens” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“A Look at the Cyber Insurance Market” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“How to Reduce Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Risks” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

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Keeping Subcontractors Safe Through Partner Elevation” | Sponsored by Highwire

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“Prioritizing People: Focusing on Your Team to Deliver Exceptional Quality and Service to Your Clients” | Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

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“RIMScast: Navigating the Risk Landscape in 2022” | Sponsored by AXA XL

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“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

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Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council

RIMS Path to the Boardroom


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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“Access to … education is probably one of the single most important gifts that we can pass on.” — Neeti Bhalla Johnson


“I am very much a champion of DE&I – I lean into it!” — Neeti Bhalla Johnson


“DEI is not a ‘nice-to-have.’ This isn’t a box you have to tick. … It is a business imperative. … At the end of the day, whether you think about the communities we operate in … the clients that we work with … [or] the risks … you need to bring a diversity of perspective … to the table. Because we operate in the gray.” — Neeti Bhalla Johnson


“DEI is just a business imperative. It is who we need to be, it is how we need to think about our culture, it is how we need to embrace that mindset. Because, at the end of the day, it’s critical to our business; It is our business.” Neeti Bhalla Johnson