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Susan Pateras
Bermuda Business Development Agency

Susan Pateras

Deputy Chair

Susan is Deputy Chair for The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) an independent, public-private partnership funded by the Bermuda government and private sector. The Agency was founded to help empower the economy and enhance the island’s global reputation with a mission to retain and create jobs, promote inward investment, and grow Bermuda’s GDP through targeted strategies and business development initiatives. She also serves as Chair of the Human Capital and Operations Committee of The BDA, is an Independent Director on the board of The Association of Bermuda International Companies and is a Director of Bermuda Overseas Missions, a non-profit providing Bermuda’s youth with an opportunity to make a positive impact both locally and globally.
As a veteran insurance executive, Susan was previously Chief Operating Officer of Liberty Mutual Bermuda (formerly Ironshore Insurance Ltd.) and in 2020 was featured in “Women in Hamilton – Leading The Way” in Bermuda Re: ILS Magazine. With over 20 years in the insurance industry, Susan has been on the ground floor of two start ups and is a senior contributor and thought leader on various topics including digital transformation, executive leadership, healthcare liability, and technology and insurance Innovation. Susan is also Founder of The Art Of You, an organization dedicated to providing specific tools, resources, and a network of support for women transforming, designing, and redesigning the life they imagine.
Susan holds a BBA from Temple University with a dual major in Risk Management and Insurance and Business Law and resides in Hamitlon, Bermuda with her husband, son and dog Maxi. Susan is an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion and maintains her roots in the United States through her support of The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (as founding donor and sponsor), and participates as a global mentor for Temple University and supports alumni efforts in their Risk Management and Insurance program.

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