Job title: Board of directors
Company: Geneva Re
Kelly Smith is on the board
of Geneva Re, a Bermudian
reinsurance company, launched in
May 2019 in partnership with Ryan
Specialty Group and Nationwide
Prior to Geneva Re, Smith was
president at Aon’s Reinsurance
Solutions US business. She joined
Aon in 1989. She led client teams
responsible for managing more US
property catastrophe limits than
any other team in the business.
She also managed some of the industry’s most significant casualty
and professional liability reinsurance programmes. She has been
recognised and received numerous awards for her leading business
achievements throughout her career.
Smith serves on the board of trustees for DePaul College Prep in
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Job title: Chief executive officer
Company: Vienna Insurance Group
Elisabeth Stadler has been
chairwoman and CEO of
international Vienna Insurance
Group, the leading insurance
group in Austria and CEE, since
January 2016. Stadler was born
in 1961 in Austria. She studied
actuarial mathematics at the
Vienna University of Technology
and graduated in 1983 as a statecertified
Directly after study she started
her career in the insurance industry being member of the board at
UNIQA and as CEO for ERGO Austria International. In September
2014 she became chairwoman and CEO to Donau Versicherung, a
member of Vienna Insurance Group.
In May 2014 she was awarded the professional title of professor
for adult education for her merits in the insurance industry. Stadler
holds several positions on the supervisory board of group companies
of VIG and she is member of the supervisory board of the two big
international industrial companies OMV and Voestalpine.
She is bringing her excellent know-how into her positions as
president of the Vienna Institute for Insurance Expertise and delegate
to the Austrian Economic Parliament of Vienna Economic Chamber.
She is a member of the International Actuarial Association and vice
president of the Austrian Red Cross.
She led client teams responsible for
managing more US property catastrophe
limits than any other team in the business.
In May 2014 she was awarded
the professional title of professor
for adult education.
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