26 June 2023News

Chubb promotes O’Donnell to COO, global reinsurance

Chubb has promoted Michael O'Donnell (pictured) to chief operating officer, global reinsurance with a remit to expand Chubb Tempest Re’s global reach.

O’Donnell currently serves as division president of Chubb Tempest Re USA and will still have responsibility for the US operations of Chubb Tempest Re while expanding his remit into the strategic and tactical operations of the company's global reinsurance operations.

O'Donnell will continue to report to Jim Wixtead, senior vice president, Chubb Group and president, Chubb Tempest Re.

"Mike is an exceptional executive who has demonstrated strong fortitude and leadership during his tenure managing our US reinsurance operations," said Wixtead. "Clients, brokers and colleagues respect Mike's insights and commitment to our mission at Chubb Tempest Re. I look forward to working with him as he expands his responsibilities within Global Re."

O'Donnell has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He joined Chubb Tempest Re Bermuda in 2006 as a casualty treaty underwriter. He was then promoted to Senior Vice President with responsibility for ACE Tempest Re USA's workers compensation and alternative risk business units as well as oversight of its claims operations.

Since 2014, he has been responsible for Chubb's US property and casualty assumed reinsurance operation. Prior to Chubb, he was with General Reinsurance Corp., where he underwrote the casualty facultative business.