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Willis Towers Watson PLC (WLTW.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James McCann

66 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

John Haley

67 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Burwell

53 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Anne Bodnar

60 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

Anne Pullum

34 2016 Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Strategy and Innovation

Matthew Furman

47 2016 Group General Counsel

Nicolas Aubert

51 2016 Head of Great Britain at Willis Towers

Adam Garrard

51 2016 Head of International at Willis Towers Watson

Julie Gebauer

55 2016 Head of Human Capital & Benefits

Joseph Gunn

46 2016 Head of North America

Carl Hess

55 2016 Head of Investment, Risk and Reinsurance

Todd Jones

52 2016 Head of Corporate Risk and Broking

Paul Morris

52 2016 Head of Western Europe of Willis Towers Watson

David Shalders

50 2016 Operations and Technology Director

Gene Wickes

64 2016 Head of Exchange Solutions

Anna Catalano

57 2006 Independent Director

Victor Ganzi

70 2016 Independent Director

Wendy Lane

65 2004 Independent Director

Brendan ONeill

68 2016 Independent Director

Jaymin Patel

49 2015 Independent Director

Linda Rabbitt

68 2016 Independent Director

Paul Thomas

60 2016 Independent Director

Wilhelm Zeller

72 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James McCann

Mr. James Francis McCann is an Non-Executive Independent Chairman of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company. Mr. McCann joined the legacy Willis Group Board in April 2004 and had served as non-executive Chairman, as Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominaing Committee and as a member of the former Executive Committee. Prior to serving as the non-executive Chairman of the legacy Willis Group board, Mr. McCann served as legacy Willis Group’s Presiding Independent Director. He served as Chairman and CEO of 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., a florist and gift company, from 1976 until June 30, 2016. Following that date, he has served solely as an executive chairman of that company. Mr. McCann serves as a director of Scott’s Miracle-Gro and a director and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of International Game Technology PLC (formerly GTECH plc and Lottomatica S.p.A.), a leading commercial operator and provider of technology in regulated worldwide gaming markets. Mr. McCann holds a B.A. in Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

John Haley

Mr. John J. Haley is a Chief Executive Officer, Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company. Previously, Mr. Haley served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Towers Watson since January 1, 2010, and as President since October 3, 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Haley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Watson Wyatt beginning on January 1, 1999, as Chairman of the Board of Watson Wyatt beginning in 1999 and as a director of Watson Wyatt beginning in 1992. Mr. Haley joined Watson Wyatt in 1977. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Watson Wyatt, he was the Global Director of the Benefits Group at Watson Wyatt. Mr. Haley is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He is also a co-author of Fundamentals of Private Pensions (University of Pennsylvania Press). Mr. Haley also serves on the board of MAXIMUS, Inc., a provider of health and human services program management, consulting services and system solutions, and previously served on the board of Hudson Global, Inc., an executive search, specialty staffing and related consulting services firm. He has an A.B. in Mathematics from Rutgers College and studied under a Fellowship at the Graduate School of Mathematics at Yale University.

Michael Burwell

Mr. Michael J. Burwell is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective October 2, 2017. He will join the Company with over 30 years of finance experience from his tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he has served as a Senior Partner driving Transformation activities with various clients across industries since 2016. Mr. Burwell has served in various senior leadership roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including, most recently, Vice Chairman, Global and US Transformation Leader from 2012 to 2016, Vice Chairman, US Operations Leader (COO) and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2012, and Leader of the Transaction Services practice from 2005 to 2007.

Anne Bodnar

Ms. Anne Donovan Bodnar is a Chief Human Resource Officer of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company. Previously, Ms. Bodnar served on Towers Watson’s Management Committee since January 2015, and as Towers Watson’s Chief Administrative Officer since January 1, 2010. Ms. Bodnar previously served as Managing Director of HR at Towers Perrin beginning in 2001. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Bodnar led Towers Perrin’s recruiting and learning and development efforts. Prior to that, she was a strategy consultant in Towers Perrin’s Human Capital business. Earlier in her career, Ms. Bodnar held several operational and strategic planning roles at what is now JPMorgan Chase. Additionally, Ms. Bodnar published a chapter entitled “HR as a Strategic Partner” in Human Resources Leadership Strategies: Fifteen Ways to Enhance HR Value in Your Company. She was elected to the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers in 1999. Ms. Bodnar graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Anne Pullum

Ms. Anne Pullum serves as Chief Administrative Officer, Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Company. Beginning on January 4, 2016, Ms. Pullum served as Willis Towers Watson’s Head of Strategy, where she has played a key role in determining the Company’s strategy and worked across all business segments and functional areas. Previously, Ms. Pullum served as the Head of Strategy for Willis Group since May 2014. Before joining Willis, Ms. Pullum worked at McKinsey & Company, where she served financial services and natural resource clients since October 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Pullum conducted economic research at Greenspan Associates in Washington, D.C. and served as an analyst in the Goldman Sachs Equities Division in London. Ms. Pullum holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Matthew Furman

Mr. Matthew Furman is a Group General Counsel of the Company. Previously, Mr. Furman served as Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel at Willis Group Holdings, where he was a member of the Operating Committee since April 2015. From 2007 until March 2015, Mr. Furman was Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel-Corporate and Governance, and Corporate Secretary for The Travelers Companies, Inc. From 2000 until 2007, Mr. Furman was an attorney at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel in the finance and corporate legal group. Prior to that, he was in private practice, with almost six years’ experience at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. Mr. Furman also serves as a Director of the Legal Aid Society and a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Nicolas Aubert

Mr. Nicolas Aubert is a Head of Great Britain of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., and served as Chief Executive Officer of Willis Limited of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company. Prior to his appointment as the Head of Great Britain, Mr. Aubert served as CEO of Willis GB, the operating segment of Willis Group Holdings that included Willis’ London specialty businesses and facultative business, and the retail insurance business in Great Britain since January 2015. Since March 2016, Mr. Aubert has served as the Chairman of the London Market Group (LMG), a professional body representing the common interests of the London Insurance Market operators, Lloyd’s of London, IUA, LIIBA and LMA. Prior to joining Willis, Mr. Aubert served as the Chief Operating Officer of American International Group (AIG) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and formerly as the Managing Director of AIG in the U.K. After joining AIG in June 2002 to lead AIG France, Mr. Aubert served in various other senior management positions, including Managing Director of Southern Europe, where he oversaw operations in 12 countries, including Israel. Prior to AIG, Mr. Aubert worked in various leadership positions at ACE, CIGNA, GAN and started his career at GENERALI. He holds specialized Masters Degrees in Insurance Law (DESS Assurances) from Pantheon-Sorbonne University of Paris and from Institut des Assurances de Paris (Université Paris-Dauphine) and an M.B.A. from the French High Insurance Studies Center (CHEA).

Adam Garrard

Mr. Adam L. Garrard is a Head of International of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., Previously, Mr. Garrard served as Chief Executive Officer for Willis Group Holdings in Asia since September 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Garrard served as Chief Executive Officer for Willis in Europe since January 2009, Chief Executive Officer for Willis in Australasia since May 2005 and Chief Executive Officer for Asia since January 2002. Mr. Garrard has resided in Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and London while undertaking his Chief Executive Officer roles. After graduating from De Montfort University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1992, Mr. Garrard joined SBJ Stephenson Insurance Brokers before joining Willis in 1994.

Julie Gebauer

Ms. Julie Jarecke Gebauer is a Head of Human Capital & Benefits of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., Previously, Ms. Gebauer served as Managing Director of Towers Watson’s Talent and Rewards business segment since January 1, 2010. Beginning in 2002, Ms. Gebauer served as a Managing Director of Towers Perrin and led Towers Perrin’s global Workforce Effectiveness Practice and the global Towers Perrin-International Survey Research Corporation line of business. Ms. Gebauer was a member of Towers Perrin’s Board of Directors from 2003 through 2006. She joined Towers Perrin in 1986 as a consultant and held several leadership positions at Towers Perrin, serving as the Managing Principal for the New York office from 1999 to 2001 and the U.S. East Region Leader for the Human Capital Group from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Gebauer is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Ms. Gebauer graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and was designated a Chancellor’s Scholar.

Joseph Gunn

Mr. Joseph Gunn serves as Head of North America of the Company. Previously, Mr. Gunn served as the regional director for the Northeast region of Willis Towers Watson where he led the business in both Metro New York and New England since January 4, 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Gunn served as the National Partner for the Northeast Region at Willis North America since July 2009, and before that, as the Chief Growth Officer for Willis North America and regional executive officer for the South Central region of Willis North America since August 2006. Before joining Willis in 2004, Mr. Gunn led the Marsh Client Development team for the North Texas operations and served as a senior relationship officer on several large accounts. Mr. Gunn serves as a member of the board of trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University.

Carl Hess

Mr. Carl Aaron Hess serves as Head of Investment, Risk and Reinsurance of the Company. Previously, Mr. Hess served as the Co-Head of North America at Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Hess served as Managing Director, The Americas of Towers Watson since February 1, 2014, and before that, he served as the Managing Director of Towers Watson’s Investment business since January 1, 2010. Before his service at Towers Watson, Mr. Hess worked in a variety of roles for over 20 years at Watson Wyatt, lastly as Global Practice Director of Watson Wyatt’s Investment business. Mr. Hess is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree cum laude in Logic and Language from Yale University.

Todd Jones

Mr. Todd Jones serves as Head of Corporate Risk and Broking of the Company. Previously, Mr. Jones served as the Co-Head of North America at Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Jones served as an executive officer and Chief Executive Officer of Willis North America since July 1, 2013. Mr. Jones joined Willis in 2003 as the North American Practice Leader for Willis’ Executive Risks Practice and served as the President of Willis North America from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Jones also served as a National Partner for the Northeast Region. Prior to joining Willis, Mr. Jones held various leadership roles in the insurance brokerage industry. Before entering the brokerage industry, he was a financial analyst and corporate banker for a regional bank that is now part of Wells Fargo, focusing on the telecommunications industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Paul Morris

Mr. Paul G. Morris is a Head of Western Europe of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., Previously, Mr. Morris served as Managing Director for Towers Watson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since September 1, 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Morris served as Director, Consulting Services, for Towers Watson beginning January 1, 2010. Mr. Morris served as a Managing Consultant of Watson Wyatt from 2005 until the consummation of the merger of Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt. He joined The Wyatt Company in 1988. Following the establishment of the global Watson Wyatt Worldwide alliance in 1995, Mr. Morris served as a Senior Consultant of Watson Wyatt Partners from 1995 through 1999 and became a partner in 1999. Mr. Morris is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the Institute of Actuaries, and has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College and an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

David Shalders

Mr. David Shalders is a Operations and Technology Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., and Previously, Mr. Shalders served as an executive officer and Group Operations & Technology Director of Willis Group Holdings since November 4, 2013. Prior to joining Willis, Mr. Shalders spent over a decade in senior operations and IT roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, most recently as Global COO for Global Banking and Markets. Mr. Shalders also held roles as Head of London & Asia Operations and Head of Derivative Operations for NatWest at RBS. Prior to RBS, Mr. Shalders held various IT and Operations leadership roles at Accenture, JP Morgan and SG Warburg. He has an M.A. in Geography from Cambridge University and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from The London School of Economics.

Gene Wickes

Mr. Gene H. Wickes is an Head of Exchange Solutions of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., and Prior to that, Mr. Wickes served as an Executive Sponsor of the combined Willis Towers Watson Merger integration team since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as the Managing Director of the Benefits business segment of Towers Watson from January 1, 2010 until the closing of the Willis Towers Watson merger. Prior to that, he served as the Global Director of the Benefits Practice of Watson Wyatt beginning in 2005 and as a member of Watson Wyatt’s Board of Directors from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Wickes was Watson Wyatt’s Global Retirement Practice Director in 2004 and the U.S. West Division’s Retirement Practice Leader from 1997 to 2004. Mr. Wickes joined Watson Wyatt in 1996 as a senior consultant and consulting actuary. Prior to joining Watson Wyatt, he spent 18 years with Towers Perrin, where he assisted organizations with welfare, retirement, and executive benefit issues. Mr. Wickes is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and has a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics, an M.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Economics, all from Brigham Young University.

Anna Catalano

Ms. Anna Cheng Catalano is an Independent Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company. Ms. Catalano had joined the legacy Willis Group Board in July 2006 and had served as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee. She was Group Vice President, Marketing for BP plc from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, she held various executive positions at BP and Amoco, including Group Vice President, Emerging Markets at BP; Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations at Amoco; and President of Amoco Orient Oil Company. She currently serves on the boards of Mead Johnson Nutrition, Chemtura Corporation and Kraton Corporation. Her board committees include Compensation (Chemtura and Kraton), Governance (Mead Johnson and Chemtura), Environmental/Health/Safety (Chemtura) and Science/Nutrition (Mead Johnson). In the not-for-profit sector, she serves as a director on the national board of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Houston Grand Opera, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Texas/TriCities Chapter. She is also an advisory board member for the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University. Ms. Catalano holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Victor Ganzi

Mr. Victor F. Ganzi is a Independent Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., and currently serves as the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. Mr. Ganzi had joined the board of directors of legacy Towers Watson in January 2010 and had served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He is presently a consultant and corporate director. Mr. Ganzi was the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hearst Corporation, a private diversified communications company, from 2002 to 2008. He served as Hearst’s Executive Vice President from 1997 to 2002 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2002. Prior to joining Hearst in 1990, Mr. Ganzi was the managing partner at the international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now part of Clifford Chance) and, prior to that, practiced as a certified public accountant in taxation at a Big Four accounting firm. Mr. Ganzi previously served as a director of several public companies, including Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Wyeth and Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. Additionally, he currently serves as the non-executive Chairman of the board of several private companies. Mr. Ganzi graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a B.S. in Accounting, received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and holds an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Wendy Lane

Ms. Wendy E. Lane is an Independent Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., and currently serves as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. Ms. Lane had joined the legacy Willis Group Board in April 2004 and had served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and former Executive Committee as well as a strategic alternatives and search committee. She has been Chairman of Lane Holdings, Inc., an investment firm, since 1992. Prior to forming Lane Holdings, Inc., Ms. Lane was a Principal and Managing Director of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation, an investment banking firm, serving in these and other positions from 1981 to 1992. Prior to that, Ms. Lane was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Ms. Lane also has international experience as a director and Audit Committee member of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, a Finnish publicly-held corporation, and a director of Al Dabbagh Group, a private Saudi Arabian company. Ms. Lane is also a director of MSCI Inc., a New York-based public company. She previously served as a member of the board, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and chaired the Audit and Compensation Committees of Laboratory Corporation of America and served on the boards of four other public companies. Ms. Lane holds a B.A. from Wellesley College in Mathematics and French and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Brendan ONeill

Dr. Brendan R. ONeill is an Independent Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., and currently serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Dr. O’Neill had joined the legacy Towers Watson Board in January 2010 and had served as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. He previously served as a director of Watson Wyatt from July 2006 to 2009. From 2003 until 2006, Dr. O’Neill was an independent director for a range of companies. Dr. O’Neill was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (“ICI”), a manufacturer of specialty products and paints, until April 2003. Dr. O’Neill joined ICI in 1998 as its Chief Operating Officer and Director, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Prior to Dr. O’Neill’s career at ICI, he held numerous positions at Guinness PLC, including Chief Executive of Guinness Brewing Worldwide Ltd, Managing Director International Region of United Distillers, and Director of Financial Control. Dr. O’Neill also held positions at HSBC Holdings PLC, BICC PLC and the Ford Motor Company. He is a director of Informa Group PLC. He previously served as a director of Tyco International Ltd., Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., Aegis Group PLC and Drambuie Ltd. He holds an M.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (U.K.).

Jaymin Patel

Mr. Jaymin B. Patel is an Independent Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company. Mr. Patel had joined the legacy Willis Group Board in July 2013 and had served as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Patel is currently the President and CEO of Brightstar Corporation, a leading provider of services and distribution for the global wireless industry. Prior to joining Brightstar Corporation in 2015, Mr. Patel served as the President and CEO of GTECH Corporation, a division of GTECH S.p.A. (now International Game Technology PLC listed on the NYSE), a leading commercial operator and provider of technology in regulated worldwide gaming markets. Before becoming CEO of GTECH Corporation, then a subsidiary of Lottomatica Group S.p.A. in 2008, Mr. Patel held various executive positions at GTECH, including President and Chief Operating Officer (2007), Senior Vice President and CFO (2000-2007), Vice President, Financial Planning and Business Evaluation (1998-2000) and Finance Director, European and African Operations (1995-1997). From August 2006 until April 2007, Mr. Patel also served as CFO of Lottomatica S.p.A. (now IGT PLC). Prior to joining GTECH, Mr. Patel worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. Mr. Patel served as a member of the Board and the Executive Management Committee of GTECH S.p.A. (now IGT PLC) until March 2015, and since April 2015 has served as a director of Brightstar Corporation. Mr. Patel holds a B.A. with honors from Birmingham Polytechnic in the United Kingdom and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.

Linda Rabbitt

Ms. Linda D. Rabbitt is a Independent Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., Ms. Rabbitt had joined the legacy Towers Watson Board in January 2010 and served as the Lead Director and a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. She previously served as a director of Watson Wyatt from 2002 to 2009 and is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rand Construction Corporation, a commercial construction company founded in 1989 that specializes in building renovation and tenant build-outs. Prior to founding Rand Construction Corporation, Ms. Rabbitt was the co-founder and co-owner of Hart Construction Company, Inc., a commercial tenant construction company. From 1981 to 1985, Ms. Rabbitt was with KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick), where she was Director of Marketing from 1982 to 1985. Ms. Rabbitt previously served as a director of Brookfield Properties, a commercial real estate company, and as a Class C director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and served as Chairman of the board from January 2013 through December 2014. Ms. Rabbitt is also a director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and served as its Chair in 2002. Ms. Rabbitt is a director of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., previously served as a director of Leadership Greater Washington and as a trustee of George Washington University, and is a past Chairman and the current Treasurer of the Federal City Council. Ms. Rabbitt holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an M.A. from George Washington University.

Paul Thomas

Mr. Paul Thomas is a Independent Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., Mr. Thomas had joined the legacy Towers Watson Board in January 2010 and had served as a member of both the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee. Mr. Thomas retired on March 31, 2016 from his role as senior executive with the Rank Group NA, a position he had held since January 2011. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Reynolds Packaging Group from February 2008 through January 2011, when Alcoa sold the Reynolds Packaging Group business to the Rank Group. Mr. Thomas joined Alcoa in 1978 and, prior to the sale of its packaging businesses, most recently served as Executive Vice President for Alcoa and Group President for its Packaging and Consumer businesses. His prior roles included Executive Vice President responsible for the Alcoa Rolled and Engineered Products Group and Executive Vice President for People and Culture. Mr. Thomas currently serves as a Senior Advisor of ProAmpac, a leading global flexible packaging company. Mr. Thomas holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Sciences from Lehigh University and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

Wilhelm Zeller

Mr. Wilhelm Zeller is a Independent Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company., Mr. Zeller had joined the legacy Towers Watson Board in January 2010 and had served as Chairman of the Risk Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. He is presently a consultant and corporate director. Formerly, he served as the chief executive officer of Hannover Re Group from 1996 until his retirement in June 2009. Prior to joining Hannover Re, Mr. Zeller was a member of the executive board of Cologne Re and then a member of the executive council of General Re Corporation, Cologne Re’s new principal shareholder. Currently, Mr. Zeller serves on the board of directors of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. and EIS Group Ltd. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany.