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Harbour International Trust Company Limited
James L. Gibbons has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2008 and as non-executive Chairman of the Board since May 2016. Mr. Gibbons is a Class I director. Mr. Gibbons, a Bermudian citizen, is Chairman of Harbour International Trust Company Limited and the Treasurer and a Director of Edmund Gibbons Limited. Mr. Gibbons also serves as a Director of Clarien Group Limited (“Clarien”), an international financial company, as well as Non-Executive President of Bermuda Air Conditioning Limited. From June 2013 to June 2016, Mr. Gibbons served as a member of the Board of Directors of Nordic American Tankers Limited, a publicly held company. Mr. Gibbons served as Chair of Capital G Bank Limited from 1999 to 2013 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital G Limited from 1999 to 2010, prior to the change of name to Clarien from Capital G in 2014.
President and Chief Executive Officer
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Kevin J. O’Donnell has served as Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe since July 2013 and as President since November 2012. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the Company’s reinsurance and insurance businesses.
Prior to becoming President of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., Mr. O’Donnell served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Underwriter from 2010. He acted as President of Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. from 2005, overseeing the Company’s reinsurance lines, including Property and Casualty & Specialty reinsurance, as well as its joint ventures. Mr. O’Donnell has served as Chief Underwriting Officer for the Company’s key joint ventures, Top Layer Re and DaVinci Re. In 2009, he directed the launch of RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458 at Lloyd’s. Mr. O’Donnell has been with the Company since 1996, when he joined to lead the International Underwriting and Ceded Reinsurance businesses.
Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. O’Donnell was a Vice President of Centre Financial Products, Ltd., and an underwriter at SCOR.
In January 2017, Mr. O’Donnell began a two-year term as Chairman of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR). He also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Global Reinsurance Forum. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Retired Chief Administrative Officer
David C. Bushnell has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2008. Mr. Bushnell is a Class I director. Mr. Bushnell has served as the principal of Bushnell Consulting, a financial services consulting firm, since 2008. He retired from Citigroup Inc. (“Citigroup”) in 2007, after 22 years of service. He served as the Senior Risk Officer of Citigroup from 2003 through 2007 and retired as Chief Administrative Officer in 2007. Following his retirement from Citigroup, Mr. Bushnell served as a consultant to Citigroup until December 31, 2008. Previously, Mr. Bushnell worked for Salomon Smith Barney Inc. (later acquired by Citigroup) and its predecessors in a variety of positions, including as a managing director and Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Bushnell served on the Board of Directors and as Chief Risk Officer of Cordia Bancorp Inc. (“Cordia”), a public bank holding company, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bank of Virginia, from 2011 until Cordia was acquired in September 2016.
Former Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Brian G. J. Gray has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2013. Mr. Gray is a Class II director. From 2008 until his retirement in 2012, Mr. Gray served as Group Chief Underwriting Officer of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. (“Swiss Re”) and was a member of Swiss Re’s Group Executive Committee. From 2005 through 2008, he was a member of the Group Executive Board, responsible for underwriting Property and Specialty Product Lines on a global basis for Swiss Re. Mr. Gray joined Swiss Re in Canada (“Swiss Re Canada”) in 1985, and served in a variety of roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re Canada from 2001 to 2005 and Senior Vice President of Swiss Re Canada from 1997 to 2001.
Jean D. Hamilton has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since June 2005. Ms. Hamilton is a Class I director. Ms. Hamilton is an independent consultant and private investor and a Member of Brock Capital Group LLC. Previously, she held various positions with Prudential Financial, Inc., including Executive Vice President, and was Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Institutional from 1998 through 2002. Prior to joining Prudential, she held several positions with The First National Bank of Chicago, including Senior Vice President and Head of the Northeastern Corporate Banking Department. She is currently a Trustee, a member of the Audit Committee and Deferred Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Board Valuation Committee, of First Eagle Funds and First Eagle Variable Funds.
Partner and Co-Founder
Atrevida Partners, LLC
Duncan P. Hennes has served as a director of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. since August 2017. Mr. Hennes is a Class II director. Mr. Hennes has served as the Co-Founder and Managing Member of Atrevida Partners, LLC (“Atrevida”) since 2007. Prior to co-founding Atrevida, he served as Co-Founder and Partner of Promontory Financial Group from 1999 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Hennes served in a number of senior executive positions at Bankers Trust Corporation, including Executive Vice President in charge of Trading, Sales and Derivatives, and as the Chairman of the Board of Oversight Partners I, the consortium that took control of Long Term Capital Management, from 1987 to 1998. From 1998 to 1999 he was the Chief Executive Officer at Soros Fund Management, LLC. Mr. Hennes has served on the Boards of Directors of Citigroup Inc. and Citibank, N.A. since 2013, where he currently serves as the Chair of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and the Institutional Compliance Committee and as a member of the Risk Management Committee.
Henry Klehm III has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2006. Mr. Klehm is a Class III director. Mr. Klehm has been a partner at the law firm Jones Day since 2008 and has been the Practice Leader of the firm’s Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement Practice since January 2017. From 2002 to 2007, he served as Global Head of Compliance for Deutsche Bank, AG. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, AG, Mr. Klehm served as Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy General Counsel at Prudential Financial from 1999 to 2002. Prior to joining Prudential, Mr. Klehm served in various positions with the SEC, including as Senior Associate Director of the Northeast Regional Office.
Former Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Valerie Rahmani has served as a director of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. since August 2017. Dr. Rahmani is a Class III director. Dr. Rahmani has served as the part-time head of the Innovation Panel at Standard Life Aberdeen plc, a UK-based Financial Times Stock Exchange (“FTSE”) 100 global investment company, since 2017. She has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, including more than 25 years at IBM serving in roles of increasing seniority across multiple global business segments from 1981 to 2009, most recently as General Manager of Internet Security Systems. Subsequent to her tenure at IBM, Dr. Rahmani was Chief Executive Officer at Damballa, Inc., a privately held Internet security software company, from 2009 to 2012. She has served on the Board of Directors of Computer Task Group, Incorporated, a publicly traded information technology solutions and software company, since 2015, where she currently serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In 2017, she joined the Board of the London Stock Exchange, where she is a member of the Risk Committee. Dr. Rahmani also served on the board of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, a UK-based FTSE 250 global investment management group, from 2015 to 2017.
Former Chief Financial Officer
Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company
Ms. Sanders has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2016. Ms. Sanders is a Class III director. Ms. Sanders has served as the President of Carol P. Sanders Consulting, LLC, providing consulting services to the insurance and technology industries, since June 2015. From June 2013 until June 2015, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company. Previously she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company from November 2012 until June 2013, where she also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from May 2011 until November 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2004 until May 2011, after holding a series of positions of increasing responsibility in finance, accounting, treasury and tax. Ms. Sanders has served on the Board of Directors of Alliant Energy Corporation, a publicly traded public utility holding company, since 2005, where she currently chairs the Audit Committee and serves as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Executive Committee. In 2016, she joined the Board of Directors of First Business Financial Services, Inc., a publicly traded registered bank holding company, where she is a member of the Audit Committee.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Anthony M. Santomero has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2008. Mr. Santomero is a Class I director. Mr. Santomero served as Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company from 2006 to 2008. From 2000 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Mr. Santomero was the Richard K. Mellon Professor of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and held various positions there, including Director of the Financial Institutions Center and Deputy Dean. Mr. Santomero serves on the Boards of Directors of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Citigroup, Inc., Citibank, N.A. and Columbia Funds. Mr. Santomero currently serves as the Chair of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Executive Committee of Citigroup and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citibank, N.A. In addition, Mr. Santomero served on the Board of Directors of B of A Fund Series Trust from 2008 until 2011.
Retired Chairman and CEO
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Edward J. Zore has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since August 2010. Mr. Zore is a Class III director. Mr. Zore served in a variety of capacities at The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (“Northwestern Mutual”), principally as Chairman (2009 to 2010), as Chief Executive Officer (2001 to 2010) and as President (2000 to 2009). He served on the Northwestern Mutual Board of Trustees from 2000 until May 2016. Mr. Zore began his career with Northwestern Mutual’s investment department, and also served as the company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer, and as a director of Northwestern Mutual Series Fund, Inc. He is the Lead Director of the Board of Directors of ManpowerGroup Inc., a publicly traded multinational human resource consulting firm, and is the Chair of its Executive Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Previously, Mr. Zore served as Chairman of the Board of Mason Street Funds, Inc. from 2000 to 2007.