John Keogh, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Chubb Group, has been named as the re/insurer’s new President, effective immediately.
As President and COO of Chubb, Keogh will continue to report to Evan Greenberg, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and his current companywide responsibilities remain unchanged.
He has served as Chubb’s COO since 2011, having joined ACE (later Chubb) in 2006 as Chairman, Insurance – Overseas General. In 2010, he took on the role of Vice Chairman and then Executive Vice Chairman in 2015.
Prior to ACE, he held numerous roles with increasing responsibility during a 20-year career with insurer and reinsurer AIG, including Senior Vice President, Domestic General Insurance, and President and CEO of National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, an AIG member company.
Greenberg commented: “I have the distinct privilege today to name John Keogh President of Chubb. The title of President more appropriately reflects John’s current wide-ranging responsibilities and importance to the success of our company and is in recognition of his exceptional contributions and leadership over the course of his 14 years as my partner and trusted colleague.
“John is an outstanding insurance executive – he continues to demonstrate the skill, character and intellect that exemplify great leadership, including a true command and level of execution excellence across our global insurance operations. I look forward to working with John for years to come.”
Currently, Keogh serves as Chairman of the Board of overseers for the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science of St. John’s University, and he also serves on the board of trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowships.
Commenting on his new appointment, Keogh said: “I am honored and grateful to be named President of Chubb. I have benefited greatly from Evan’s leadership and the contributions of my many outstanding colleagues.
“I am energized and excited to continue building with Evan an enduring firm that delivers profitable growth and superior value to our clients, distribution partners, shareholders and employees.”