“The 2015 Miami | Latin American Claims (re) Insurance forum gave us an enriched understanding of our clients’ business environment” Pieter Booth, Principal Scientist at Exponent

As expert consultants on insurance claim matters, Juan Ramirez and Pieter Booth found the four-day forum to be immensely helpful in understanding our client’s business, including challenges faced now and in the future in LATAM markets. 

The panelists represented the “cream of the crop” in terms of experience in the LATAM region and the brought diverse experiences from the EU, UK, USA, and LATAM region. 

We found the discussion on claims handling to be most useful, especially given the open, frank, collegial, and often lively and entertaining discussions.  We especially appreciated the participatory nature of the forum wherein attendees were given many opportunities to provide insight and opinions. 

The forum gave us an enriched understanding of our clients’ business environment and was an excellent networking opportunity. 


Pieter Booth is a Principal Scientist at Exponent with 28 years of experience specializing in insurance claims investigations and audits, ecotoxicology and risk assessment, environmental damage assessment, and environmental due diligence.  He has directed and participated in studies in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, and Guatemala.  Mr. Booth is a native speaker of Spanish.


Juan Ramírez is a Managing Engineer at Exponent. He performs investigations of fires and explosions in industrial settings. Dr. Ramirez specializes in the analysis of failures associated with industrial equipment that transports, uses, handles, or stores gases and liquids. He has directed studies in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Ramírez is a native Spanish speaker, with a mechanical engineering degree from Venezuela and graduate degrees from the US.


Exponent is a leading scientific and engineering consulting firm that provides solutions to complex technical problems. Our organization represents over 90 disciplines of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants.  We analyze failures and accidents to determine their causes and understand how to prevent them, and we evaluate complex human health and environmental issues to find cost-effective solutions. Our integrated approach offers a multifaceted perspective that leads to insight, revelation, and innovative solutions.

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