L&G Re names new CEO as Olunloyo takes new role at L&G America

01-07-2021

L&G Re names new CEO as Olunloyo takes new role at L&G America

Amy Ellison, L&G Re

Legal & General Re has named a new chief executive officer (CEO) to replace Thomas Olunloyo, L&G Re’s CEO since 2017 who is relocating to the US to join Legal & General America (LGA) as executive vice president and deputy CEO.

Amy Ellison has more than 20 years of financial-services industry experience. She has held a number of senior management roles in the L&G Group since joining the company in November 2016. She was most recently finance director for defined contribution (including workplace savings) and retail for L&G Investment Management (LGIM), a role she held for two-and-a-half years. 

Before that she was the head of audit for four of L&G’s businesses. She has also served as director on the L&G UCITS ETF board and as chair of LGIM’s asset pricing and valuations committee. 

Ellison also served the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as senior policy lead in the independent review of the financial reporting council over an eight month period in 2018. 

Before joining L&G she spent more than 15 years at PwC in the UK and Australia, where she was responsible for the delivery of audits and assurance services to global listed insurance and asset management clients. 

Ellison said: “I am very excited to be joining L&G Re as it continues to establish its important place within the Legal & General Group. Reinsurance is a significant part of how we enable our clients to manage their risks and to meet their obligations to customers. I look forward to building on the formidable foundations Thomas and the talented team in Bermuda have built and to leading the company into its next stage of growth.” 

Olunloyo said it had been a privilege to build L&G Re from a start-up into a $30 billion business and predicted further success under its new leadership. His new role at LGA “will allow me to reach new customers, deliver new solutions and further my personal mission of using insurance to make an impact on the lives of our customers,” he added.

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