An industry leading reinsurer and asset manager that encompasses Validus Re, Validus Research, Talbot Treaty and AlphaCat.

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Chris Schaper is the Group CEO for AIG Re, the global reinsurance business of American International Group, which brings together the organizations of Validus Re, AlphaCat, Talbot Treaty and Validus Research under one entity. In addition to his role as CEO of AIG Re, he also serves as the CEO of both Validus Re and AlphaCat and is a member of the AIG General Insurance Executive Committee. Additionally, he is on the Board of Fortitude Re, the legacy company initially founded by AIG in 2017.

Chris joined AIG in 2019 and has over 30 years of insurance and reinsurance industry experience. He joined AIG from Marsh & McLennan Companies, where he was CEO of Victor Insurance Holdings, Marsh’s global managing general agent business. Prior to that, Chris served as President of Montpelier Re Ltd and Underwriting Chairman of Blue Capital, Montpelier’s capital markets entity. Previously, Chris held several leadership roles at Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd., including Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Reinsurance. He is based in Bermuda.


Eric Kobrick joined AIG in 1997 and has held a variety of senior legal positions during his 24+ years at the company, including General Counsel of AIG’s General Insurance business. He is currently an AIG Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel, AIG Re and Reinsurance. His duties include serving as the head lawyer for AIG Re and overseeing the reinsurance lawyers supporting AIG’s General Insurance business. Eric also Chairs the AIG Pro Bono Program.

Among Eric’s various activities outside of AIG, Eric serves as an ARIAS•U.S. Certified Umpire and Arbitrator, and he is a former President of ARIAS•U.S. and Chairman of the ARIAS•U.S. Board of Directors. Eric received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Prior to joining AIG, Eric was a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a law clerk to the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Dr. Gero Michel is the Group Chief Risk Officer at AIG Re responsible for the reinsurance ERM, risk and pricing strategy for Validus Re, AlphaCat, and Talbot Treaty. Gero is also chairman of the Underwriting Committee at AlphaCat. Gero joined AIG Re in 2020 and has over 30 years of experience in risk management, risk modelling, underwriting and risk analytics. Previously, Gero served in senior roles at AON Reinsurance EMEA/UK; Chaucer Underwriting A/S in Copenhagen, DK; and Montpelier Re. Gero has a PhD and masters in geo-science and is and Alumni of the Harvard Business School.  


Kevin Downs is the Chief Actuary of Validus Re. He is responsible for the management and oversight of the actuarial pricing, reserving, capital modeling and risk management functions within Validus Re. He has been in this role since 2013. Prior to that he served as the Reserving Actuary for Validus Re, since joining the firm in 2009. Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry in both in-house and consultancy capacities. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


McKeisha Smith joined AIG in September 2019 as Human Resources Leader, Bermuda, where she has dual responsibility for leading the AIG and AIG RE HR teams in Bermuda. Previously, Keisha spent 14+ years in human resources at Butterfield Bank, most recently as SVP Human Resources. As Head of Bermuda HR at Butterfield, she led a team of HR professionals; served as a strategic HR business partner; and served as HR lead on the Bank’s acquisitions. Keisha holds a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Human Resources from Alabama A & M University


Pat Boisvert is the Chief Financial Officer of Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. Patrick joined the company in 2012 and has 25 years of experience, including 20 years in the financial services industry. Prior to this role, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer of Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings SA. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of West End Capital Management and Vice President Fund Administration at Bisys Hedge Funds Services. He started his career with Ernst & Young and is a member of the CPA Institute of Québec.


Shannon Sun is the Head of Corporate Development and Chair of the Innovation Committee of AIG Re. She is responsible for AIG Re’s corporate development-related initiatives, innovation strategy, as well as Validus Re’s retrocession needs for non-property lines of business.

Shannon joined Validus in 2017 and has 15 years of corporate development and strategy experience in both London and Bermuda. She holds a M.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University and is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and an Associate in Reinsurance.

Simon Biggs is the Chief Executive Officer of Validus Research. He oversees Research functions spanning: Applied Research, Data Science, Reinsurance Client Analytics, Cat Modeling and Analytical Tool Development. Previously, Simon served as Director of Analytics at Validus Re/Flagstone Re. and has over 25 years of experience in analytical tool and model development relating to both Capital and Insurance Markets.





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