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Portrait of the ARISE global network board member
International President and CEO at Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI)

Chloe Demrovsky is the President and CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute International, the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. Prior to her joining the executive team, she served as Head of International.

She previously served for three years as Executive Director during which time she led DRI to a record number of certified professionals with a 42% increase and oversaw the launch of a number of valuable initiatives including the DRI Online Library, the Collegiate Conference Program, the DRI Webinar Program, the Future Vision Thinktank, a new risk management training and certification program, the launch of DRI’s premier organizational certification, and the most substantive revision of DRI’s core training programme in the history of the organization. She built the relationship with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, is a Board Director for the DRI Foundation, and a Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

She is a senior Forbes contributor and has authored numerous articles. She has presented at dozens of events across four continents and conducted on-site briefings for government officials, government bodies including the European Commission and international organizations as well as for visiting delegations.

She is an adjunct professor at New York University, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a US-Japan Foundation Scott M. Johnson Fellow, and a French-American Foundation 2019-20 Young Leader. She holds a Master’s of Science in International Business from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Disaster risk reduction activities

Chloe Demrovsky participated in the Business/Industry Delegation to the Sendai Framework negotiation and is the founding Vice Chair of ARISE-US. She headed the ARISE Education/Training Theme, consulted on the Strategic Approach to Capacity Development for Implementation of the Sendai Framework, collaborated with UNDRR Science and Technology Advisory Group on glossary and conducted sessions for UNDRR Global Platforms in 2017 and 2019. Chloe provided hurricane season risk assessment for Safety Summit US Congressional Briefing, spoke on South Pacific resilience for the Commonwealth’s Biennial Conference on Small States, Samoa and designed a training workshop with Caribbean-Central American Action for regional resilience. She acted as International Organization Liaison to Technical Committee 292—ISO in Geneva, Switzerland and produced and raised $23,000 at Dance for Nepal NYC Fundraiser for survivors of Nepal Earthquake. She is also on the Crisis Response Journal Advisory Board and Advisor , Adjunct Faculty, NYU Center for Global Affairs.