Executive Vice President and Global Chief Underwriting Officer
Christopher Schaper is Executive Vice President and Global Chief Underwriting Officer of AIG. In this role, Mr. Schaper advances AIG’s culture of underwriting excellence and leads the development, implementation and ongoing enhancement of the global underwriting strategy and core capabilities, as well as next generation risk analytics. He was most recently CEO of AIG Re as well as CEO of both Validus Re and AlphaCat with responsibility for assumed reinsurance until AIG’s sale of its treaty reinsurance business in November 2023.
Mr. Schaper has more than three decades of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries serving in executive leadership and board roles during his career. He joined AIG in 2019 from Marsh McLennan, where he was CEO of Victor Insurance Holdings, Marsh’s global underwriting MGA. Prior to that, Mr. Schaper served as President of Montpelier Re Ltd. and Underwriting Chairman of Blue Capital, Montpelier’s capital markets entity. Previously, he held leadership roles at Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd., including Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Reinsurance. Earlier, he had underwriting responsibilities at ERC, a division of GE Capital and at Cigna Insurance.
Mr. Schaper holds Master of Science in International Business and Master of Business Administration degrees from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University. He is also a member of the board on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.