Chubb names Michael Kessler chief reinsurance officer
Currently, Mr. Kessler is Chief Actuary of Chubb Overseas General, the company's international general insurance business.
Mr. Kessler has 25 years of experience in insurance and actuarial consulting. Since 2008, prior to ACE's January 2016 acquisition of Chubb, he has served as Chief Actuary for the company's international general insurance business.
Mr. Kessler joined ACE in 2003 as Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary for the specialty group of ACE Westchester, the company's commercial property and casualty excess and surplus lines business.
For the previous decade, he held senior manager and consulting actuary positions at Ernst & Young LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He began his career at Aetna Life and Casualty.
Mr. Kessler holds a BA in Mathematics from Cornell University.
Mr. Kessler is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
He succeeds William O'Farrell, who has served as the company's Chief Reinsurance Officer since 2005 and is leaving Chubb to pursue other business opportunities.