The One Bermuda Alliance is pleased to announce Douglas S. J. De Couto Ph.D., J.P. as the adopted candidate for constituency 25, Warwick North East.
Born in Bermuda, Douglas has 18 years of experience in the reinsurance, insurance, and investments sector in Bermuda, primarily in risk management and underwriting analytics.
During his career he has innovated many new approaches to using technology to manage risk. Douglas earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he created some of the first wireless mesh networking technology. He also holds a certificate in Financial Engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Business.
In university, Douglas participated in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters programme, and served on the MIT Campus Committee on Race Relations.
Douglas has served on the board of the National Museum of Bermuda (NMB) since 2006, and as its Chairman since 2021. He has a keen interest in Bermuda history and culture, which he explores by researching historical documents and data. He is especially proud of the Museum’s work to become a place where everyone in Bermuda can find their story.
Douglas is an avid sailor, and has competed extensively locally and internationally, including in the traditional Bermuda Fitted Dinghies. In university he was a member and captain of the MIT Varsity Sailing team.
Douglas’s activity in Bermuda includes his time with the Bermuda Regiment (now Royal Bermuda Regiment), where he served as Lance Corporal. He maintains a keen interest in the success and wellbeing of the RBR and its soldiers.
Douglas is married to Rebecca, and they have two sons in middle school and a daughter in university. The best part of every day is spending time with his family and being together on the water whenever possible.