AIG Appoints Brian Duperreault President & CEO

May 15, 2017

Brian Duperreault[Updated] American International Group [AIG] announced the appointment of Brian Duperreault as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, effective May 14, 2017.

“Mr. Duperreault has resigned as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Insurance Group [Hamilton]. Peter D. Hancock resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director concurrent with Mr. Duperreault’s appointment,” AIG said.

Douglas M. Steenland, AIG’s Chairman of the Board, said: “Brian is uniquely qualified to lead AIG at this important time. Brian has spent his entire career in insurance.

“He worked for AIG for 21 years at the start of his career, so he knows this company well. He was the CEO of ACE, one of our main competitors. He ran Marsh & McLennan Companies, one of AIG’s largest broker partners.

“At Hamilton, he introduced cutting edge data science and analytics into the insurance business. He is a hands-on leader who has consistently delivered strong bottom-line results. He has demonstrated a passion for deploying new and innovative ways to serve clients. All of this will enable Brian to help AIG achieve its full potential to be the leading insurance company.”

Mr. Steenland continued: “The Board and I want to thank Peter Hancock for his leadership in positioning AIG for the future. During his tenure, Peter set the course for the company to deliver higher quality, more sustainable earnings and dramatically reduced reserve risk. We are grateful for his leadership over the past seven years.”

Mr. Duperreault said: “It is a privilege to return and lead AIG. I look forward to building on AIG’s nearly 100-year heritage as one of the world’s leading insurers for its next century.”

He continued: “In my discussions with the Board and management team, I have been impressed with the progress made. I look forward to working with AIG’s global team to build on this momentum to grow the business, and continue delivering innovative solutions and extraordinary service to clients. I also welcome the opportunity to continue AIG’s work with Hamilton and Two Sigma to become the most technology-enabled and capital-efficient carrier in the industry.”

Mr. Duperreault previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Insurance Group, a Bermuda-based holding company, with property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the U.S. and the UK.

Prior to this, Mr. Duperreault was President and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people, from 2008 to 2012.

Before joining Marsh, he served for two years as non-executive Chairman of ACE Limited, an insurance and reinsurance company, and CEO of ACE Limited from October 1994 through May 2004. Prior to joining ACE, Mr. Duperreault served in various senior executive positions with AIG and its affiliates from 1973 to 1994.

Mr. Duperreault is Chairman of Attune, a data-enabled company established by Hamilton Insurance Group, AIG and Two Sigma, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blue Marble Microinsurance. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the School of Risk Management of St. John’s University, New York.

Mr. Duperreault is a member of the Boards of the International Insurance Society, the Insurance Information Institute and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies [BIOS], and is a former Member of the Association of The Metropolitan Opera, New York. He serves on Johnson Controls’ Board of Directors.

Update 9.24am: “It is a testament to the strength and depth of Bermuda’s intellectual capital that Brian Duperreault has been appointed as CEO of one of the world’s best-known insurance companies. Brian has always been one of Bermuda’s most genuine and valuable advocates,” said Ross Webber, CEO of the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA], who worked at ACE Ltd in the 1990s with Duperreault as CEO.

“Brian’s appointment underscores the leadership of the Bermuda market,” he added. “Brian is a born-Bermudian and a highly respected member of the global insurance industry. As an island resident, he is also one of the true statesmen of our international business community. We are proud of his success and wish him well.”

Update 9.47am: The full message from Mr. Duperreault to the employees at Hamilton [PDF here]:

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  1. Average Bermudian says:


    birds of a feather

  2. SSM says:

    As leader of one of the worlds insurance giants does Mr. Duperreault support equality, and I am specifically asking about marriage equality? Does he support complete diversity in the workplace?