Aviva North America Names New Chief Risk Officer
May 25, 2010 by N/A
CHICAGO, May 24 /PRNewswire/ — Aviva North America, part of global insurance and annuities company Aviva plc, has appointed Dan Guilbert to the role of Chief Risk Offer (CRO), the company’s CEO, Igal Mayer, announced today.
“Managing risk is central to our business and to our ability to deliver prosperity and peace of mind to our customers,” said Mayer. The Risk group previously reported into the company’s Finance function, but has been separated out and now reports directly to the North America CEO. “This appointment speaks to the increased importance of the Risk function to Aviva. By creating a separate regional Risk function and selecting a seasoned professional like Dan Guilbert to lead the team and serve on the North America executive team, we’re sending a clear message internally and externally that we will consider risk in all decisions we make,” he added.
Most recently, Guilbert served as Chief Actuary and Risk Officer for The Hartford Life Insurance Company in Connecticut as the culmination of a 14-year career with the insurer.
For Aviva North America, Guilbert will be responsible for bringing together all aspects of risk – Enterprise, Financial, Operation and Regulatory, Life Insurance and Property and Casualty under one function, allowing for an aggregate view across all of the company’s major risk categories. Guilbert will also work closely with Robin Spencer, Chief Risk Officer for Aviva plc.
About Aviva North America
Aviva North America’s London-based parent company, Aviva plc, is the world’s fifth largest insurance group, serving 53 million customers across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Aviva’s main business activities are long-term savings, fund management and property and casualty insurance. With worldwide total sales of pounds Sterling 45.1 billion and funds under management of pounds 379 billion as of December 31, 2009, Aviva is the largest insurance services provider in the UK and one of the leading providers of life and pension products in Europe. Aviva North America provides shared services to two markets in the region: Aviva U.S.A. and Aviva Canada. For more information please visit www.aviva.com.
About Aviva USA
Aviva USA is a sales leader of fixed indexed annuities and fixed indexed life insurance. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Aviva USA has additional offices located in Topeka, Kansas, and Woodbury, New York. In the United States, Aviva has approximately one million customers and employs nearly 1,500 people across the country. Aviva plc can trace its presence in the United States back to the late 1800s. In 2006, parent company, Aviva plc, acquired Des Moines, Iowa-based AmerUs Group for $3.1 billion. For more information please visit www.avivausa.com.
About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada Inc. is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in Canada, providing home, automobile and business insurance to more than three million customers. Our group of companies has more than 3,300 employees, 40 locations and 1,700 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada products and services are delivered across the country under the following brands: Aviva, Aviva Pilot, Aviva Traders, Aviva Elite, Aviva Scottish & York and through S&Y Insurance Company. Aviva Canada Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the world’s fifth largest insurance group. For more information please visit www.avivacanada.com.
SOURCE Aviva North America