Executive Management

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Kevin J. O'Donnell
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 Catastrophe and 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 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. 
Robert Qutub
Chief Financial Officer
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Robert Qutub is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RenaissanceRe, where he is responsible for Finance, Investments, Treasury, Operations, IT and Human Resources. 

Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Qutub was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) from July 2012 to May 2016, where he managed all aspects of SEC reporting, treasury, investor relations, financial planning and internal controls, as well as other responsibilities. Before MSCI, Mr. Qutub was with Bank of America for 18 years, where he held several segment Chief Financial Officer roles, most notably for Global Consumer and Business Banking, Global Banking and Markets and Global Wealth Management. 

Mr. Qutub holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also served in the United States Marine Corps and is currently on the Board of Directors of USAA Federal Savings Bank. 
Ian D. Branagan
Group Chief Risk Officer
and Senior Vice President
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Ian D. Branagan has served as Group Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President since February 2009 and as Head of Group Risk Modeling since 2005. Mr. Branagan joined the Company in 1998 to open the Dublin office, later relocating to Bermuda with additional responsibilities for underwriting risk and modeling across the insurance and reinsurance operations. Mr. Branagan subsequently assumed the responsibility of managing risk globally, and, in 2013, relocated to RenaissanceRe’s London office.

Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, he led the international activities of Applied Insurance Research Inc. (“AIR”), which included the development and marketing of AIR’s catastrophe models and tools. He also worked in the London market at DP Mann Limited, developing pricing and risks analytics. Mr. Branagan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and European Economic History from Manchester Metropolitan University. 
Ross A. Curtis
Senior Vice President
Group Chief Underwriting Officer

Ross A. Curtis has served as Senior Vice President and Group Chief Underwriting Officer of RenaissanceRe since July 2014. Mr. Curtis is responsible for directing RenaissanceRe’s underwriting strategy, activities, and teams across all regions and platforms to ensure the highest levels of consistency and customer service. Mr. Curtis is based in Bermuda.

Previously, Mr. Curtis was responsible for the underwriting strategy, processes and standards for the Lloyd’s and European businesses of Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. and was based in London, England. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in May 2010. Prior to this, Mr. Curtis was Senior Vice President of Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. in Bermuda, primarily responsible for underwriting the International and Retrocessional Property Catastrophe portfolios, along with responsibility for Ceded Reinsurance and involvement in the development of the Specialty Reinsurance lines.

Mr. Curtis joined RenaissanceRe in 1999 as a Catastrophe Reinsurance Analyst and has played a significant role in the ongoing development of the Company’s proprietary Renaissance Exposure Management System (REMS©) and its portfolio analysis methodologies since that time. Mr. Curtis earned a Master’s degree (Honours) in Mental Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. 
Aditya Dutt
President, Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd.
SVP, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Aditya Dutt oversees Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd. and RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd. In this role, Mr. Dutt structures and manages RenaissanceRe’s joint ventures, including DaVinci Re, Top Layer Re, Upsilon Fund and Medici Fund. He also directs RenaissanceRe’s portfolio of strategic investments and insurance-linked securities. Mr. Dutt joined the Company in 2008. Prior to joining RenaissanceRe in 2008, Mr. Dutt worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Dartmouth College and currently serves as a Director of Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE: ESNT). 
Todd R. Fonner
Senior Vice President
Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Mr. Fonner serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, and is responsible for the management and oversight of the investment portfolio and treasury function of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Mr. Fonner joined the RenaissanceRe team in 2001 as Vice President and Treasurer, and was appointed Senior Vice President in January 2006. In August 2006 he was promoted to the position of Chief Risk Officer and Chief Investment Officer. In February 2009, he relinquished the Chief Risk officer role and in January 2010 resumed the role of Treasurer.

Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Fonner served as Vice President of Centre Solutions, and Manager of Strategic Planning for USF&G. Mr. Fonner holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Middlebury College, and an master of business administration in Finance from the University of Chicago. 
David E. Marra
SVP and Chief Underwriting Officer – Casualty & Specialty, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
President, Renaissance Reinsurance U.S. Inc.

David Marra is Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer – Casualty & Specialty for RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. In addition, in March 2016 Mr. Marra was named President of Renaissance Reinsurance U.S. Inc. He is based in the United States.

Prior to this, Mr. Marra was Chief Underwriting Officer for Renaissance Reinsurance U.S. Inc., and also served as President of RenaissanceRe Underwriting Managers U.S. LLC. Before that, he was a Senior Vice President for Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. in Bermuda with leadership responsibility for the Company’s specialty, international and assumed retrocessional property reinsurance business. Mr. Marra joined RenaissanceRe in 2008 as a Vice President. He was appointed to the Company’s Executive Committee in 2012.

Mr. Marra has over 20 years of insurance and reinsurance experience, including more than 15 years in the Bermuda reinsurance market. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of specialty lines underwriting at Max Re Ltd. and has also held various actuarial positions at Stockton Re and SAFECO/American States Insurance.

Mr. Marra holds a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Kentucky and is also a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. 
Justin D. O'Keefe
SVP and Chief Underwriting Officer – Property
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

In October 2013, Justin O’Keefe was named Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer – Property. Previously Mr. O’Keefe served as Senior Vice President – U.S. Catastrophe Underwriting, a position he assumed in 2010. He joined RenaissanceRe in 2004 as Assistant Vice President, and was promoted to Vice President in 2005. He was appointed to the Company’s Executive Committee in 2012.

Mr. O’Keefe has 20 years’ experience in the industry, starting at Benfield in 1997 where he became Vice President, specializing in property catastrophe reinsurance. Mr. O’Keefe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management and Insurance from the St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. 
Jonathan D.A. Paradine
Principal Officer, Singapore Branch
Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd.
DaVinci Reinsurance Ltd.

Jonathan Paradine is responsible for RenaissanceRe’s market research efforts in Asia. Mr. Paradine also serves on the Company’s Executive Committee to which he was appointed in 2010. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. and Chief Underwriting Officer of Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. In those roles, he was responsible for managing the underwriting strategy, processes and standards for the Reinsurance business unit of RenaissanceRe, including Property Catastrophe, Ceded Reinsurance, and Specialty Reinsurance lines.

Mr. Paradine joined the Company in 1996. He became a Vice President in 2002 and was made Senior Vice President in 2005, with responsibility for overseeing the U.S. Property Catastrophe book of business, working closely with the RenaissanceRe Ventures team to structure capital markets transactions and joint ventures. He has been instrumental in the development of the Company’s proprietary Renaissance Exposure Management System (REMS©) and its portfolio analysis methodologies. Mr. Paradine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queen’s University. 
Stephen H. Weinstien
Senior Vice President
Chief Compliance Officer, Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Stephen H. Weinstein serves as RenaissanceRe’s chief legal officer, with responsibility for legal, regulatory, government affairs and compliance matters on a global basis. Mr. Weinstein has served as RenaissanceRe’s Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since joining the Company in 2002, as Chief Compliance Officer since 2004, and as Senior Vice President since 2005. He has been a member of our Executive Committee since March 2006. Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Weinstein specialized in corporate law as an attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, a leading international law firm.

Mr. Weinstein, a frequent speaker on legal and regulatory matters, serves on the boards of several industry groups and is a Member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association. He is a graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Law School.