William G. Raisch

Founding Director of the International Center for Enterprises Preparedness (InterCEP)

William G. (Bill) Raisch is the founding Director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University. 

InterCEP was established in 2004 as the world’s first research, development and engagement center dedicated to operational resilience.  The Center’s mission is to work globally to advance business, government and NGO collaboration on shared risks to their operations. The Center addresses current and emerging threats across the spectrum of natural, technological and man-made sources. 

Bill has over 30 years of experience in the private sector spanning roles in both privately held and publicly traded corporations.   His background includes management roles in financial services, publishing, agriculture and project consulting in a diversity of industries and managing several start-up efforts addressing new business innovations and technologies.

Bill served as private sector advisor to the U.S. Federal 9-11 Commission and assisted in developing the Commission’s recommendations on private sector emergency preparedness.  Bill has also served as a Fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation where he concentrated on identifying emerging threats that will impact the business community.  He also has served on the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as well as on the Technical Committee on the Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management & Business Continuity (NFPA 1600).

Bill received his B.A. (Government & Economics) and M.B.A. from Cornell University.