Peter S Zaffino has been appointed President of AIG, effective 1 January 2020. Mr Zaffino will continue to serve as Global Chief Operating Officer of AIG and Chief Executive Officer of General Insurance.
Brian Duperreault, AIG’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Today’s announcement recognises the value that Peter has brought to AIG over the last couple of years. His strategic approach to our General Insurance business, particularly with respect to the foundational changes we have made in the areas of underwriting and reinsurance, has been critical to the significant turnaround taking hold in that business. Additionally, Peter is overseeing AIG 200, our multi-year, enterprise-wide transformation designed to position AIG as a top-performing company. I am confident that with Peter’s continued leadership AIG will realize sustainable improvements that will position us as a global market leader.”
Mr Zaffino said: “I am honoured to take on the additional role of President of AIG and appreciate the confidence Brian and the AIG Board of Directors have in me. I look forward to continuing to work with our dedicated colleagues across the organization on our journey to become the leading insurance company in the world known for its strategic value, operational excellence and strong financial performance.”
Mr Peter S Zaffino (Photo: AIG)
Mr Zaffino joined AIG as Executive Vice President – Global Chief Operating Officer in July 2017 and assumed the additional role of Chief Executive Officer of AIG’s General Insurance business in November 2017. He joined AIG from Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) where he was serving as Chief Executive Officer of Marsh LLC from 2011 to 2017 and as Chairman of the Risk and Insurance Services segment of MMC from 2015 to 2017.
He earned a BA in economics from Boston College and an MBA in finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is a member of the Boards of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.