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The Institutes Announce New Leadership for the International Insurance Society


Malvern, PA – July 1, 2020 – The Institutes today announced that Joshua Landau has been named president of the International Insurance Society (IIS) and Pacific Insurance Conference (PIC). Landau assumes the role on July 1, following the retirement of IIS President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Morrissey.

Landau has been affiliated with the IIS for over 22 years, while also serving in multiple roles as a banking executive supporting the insurance industry. He began attending IIS events in 1998, joined the board in 2015, and has been an Executive Council member since 2018, most recently serving as treasurer. 

“We value Josh’s long-time engagement with both the IIS and the financial side of the insurance business, as he really understands the value that the IIS can bring to its members,” said Peter Miller, CPCU, president and CEO of The Institutes. “He has great ideas about what the future holds for IIS and how it can best serve members in an evolving global marketplace with an increased focus on digital services and engagement.”

Landau currently serves as senior vice president, managing director, and group head of the financial institutions group for Fifth Third Bank, National Association. Before joining Fifth Third, he spearheaded relationship banking and global coverage as head of the Financial Institutions Group–America at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. and also served as global head of the company’s insurance industry sector. Landau has additional experience as an insurance industry risk officer, private equity investor, and mergers and acquisitions specialist in the global insurance sector, having started his career at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) and working with BNP Paribas, UBS, and Firemark Investments in various roles over the past 25 years.

Landau has an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Albany. 

“In my many years of working with the IIS, I have seen the insurance and financial industries evolve to be more globally focused and more technically engaged,” said Landau. “I see great synergies and opportunities for IIS to be an even more valuable support organization for an evolving industry, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead IIS in concert with The Institutes.”

In his new role, Landau will also assume responsibility for the PIC, a biennial conference for insurance and financial services executives in the Pacific Rim. He will coordinate the event, which affiliated with The Institutes in 2019, in collaboration with the PIC’s Executive Council.