Alyssa Johnson, Munich Re US

Alyssa Johnson, Munich Re US

Innovation co-founder, Resilience Domain
Munich Re US
Age:
31

Alyssa Johnson believes in changing the game by reimagining the future and challenging the status quo. She has deployed this philosophy in various roles at Munich Re US over the past 10 years, spanning actuarial pricing, marketing research, strategy and innovation. Notably, she led the IT and underwriting workstreams on the build of a business case for entry into a new market worth potentially $650 million in business. In her current capacity as an innovation co-founder of the Resilience Domain in Munich Re’s incubator, Johnson is responsible for building and launching new venture concepts that improve societal resilience. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is an engaged leader and supporter of corporate employee resource groups.

“While it took me many years into my career to acknowledge this, I now realize that I own and am responsible for my career advancement and fulfillment,” she says. “The onus is on me to push for what I want, and in general, it never hurts to take initiative to plan and ask for the roadmap you desire as an employee. Persistence and determination are not to be underestimated.”