Dave Richter is Area Senior Vice President and Global Risk Solutions COE Growth Leader within Gallagher’s Benefits & HR Consulting division. He has more than 25 years of experience in the international benefits field.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Swarthmore College and a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is also fluent in Mandarin, having studied at Nankai University in Tianjin in 1980 and lived and worked in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Beijing, China (twice).
His professional career started with the US-China Business Council in Beijing and Washington, DC. In 1992, he began working for Asia Emergency Assistance in Beijing, managing medical operations and evacuations, and overseeing the set up and staffing of a medical clinic that opened in December 1994. For the 17 years prior to joining Gallagher, Dave ran his own company, Richter International Consulting, which helped multinational companies and NGOs with tailored Duty of Care solutions that integrated medical and security assistance programs with their insurance. Offerings includes expatriate health plans, international employee assistance programs, international medical and security assistance services, traveler medical insurance, business travel accident insurance, disaster preparedness and remote site medical facilities
In 2012 Dave was featured as a “Changemaker” by Global Washington for his trans-continental pursuit both personally and professionally to make a difference in the world. This work includes leading annual house building trips to Cambodia for the Tathitha Foundation since 2005 and support for Hamomi Children’s Centre in Nairobi.
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