AIG appoints Brian Duperreault as CEO to lead turnaround

Lance Loeffler

Insurance giant, AIG, has named Brian Duperreault as its new CEO to spearhead its turnaround process.

In a statement confirming the appointment, AIG said Mr. Duperreault has resigned as the 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.

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.

Brian Duperreault added that “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.”

Brian added that “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.”

AIG disclosed that Mr. Duperreault’s compensation arrangements are described in AIG’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date of this Press Release. Pursuant to New York Stock Exchange Rules, AIG notes that these arrangements include a grant, made upon Mr. Duperreault’s commencement of service with AIG, of stock options to purchase 500,000 shares of AIG common stock, which vest subject to AIG’s stock price exceeding certain
price targets and which will be made outside of AIG’s equity incentive plans as an “employment inducement grant” under NYSE Listing Rule 303A.08.

As released by the company, AIG disclosed that 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.

AIG said Mr. Duperreault will make introductory remarks at AIG’s Consumer Investor Day on Monday, May 15, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. ET.