David V. Cabral is an insurance innovator with over 37 years of global (re)insurance experience, building successful franchises and delivering sustained profits across multiple products, divisions and geographical territories. He is the founder and Managing Director of Artemis Specialty Ltd, was a founding member of Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd and successfully built and led specialty insurance operations in Bermuda, the United States and internationally via a number of management roles in operations, broking, underwriting, claims and technology transformation.  He has also successfully led the turnaround of failing businesses, managed mergers and acquisitions and company run-offs and developed multiple underwriting and broking technology platforms.


Mr. Cabral’s success is driven by his ability to identify and create disruptive opportunities within the (re)insurance industry.  These initiatives consistently incorporate technology as an enabler to create efficiencies, develop new products, increase client service and satisfaction and generate sustainable profits. After decades of successfully leading profitable businesses, he originally created Artemis in 2005 to partner with private equity, hedge fund and venture capitalist groups to invest in and create new disruptive opportunities within the (re)insurance industry and is an active participant in the insurtech ecosystem as a mentor and community builder, bridging the gap between commercial insurance services and emerging insurtech companies.


Mr. Cabral holds a BA (Hons) degree from the University of London/School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) where he specialized in the comparative economic development and political analysis of China, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America.  He is also a member of the Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association (PARIMA).

Founder and Managing Director

Startups, M&A, Innovation, Digital Transformation, Strategic Planning, Product Development, Change Management, Underwriting, Sales


Lisbon, Portugal and London, UK

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