ACE Group Appoints James Wixtead Head of ACE Tempest Re Group; Michael O’Donnell to Lead ACE Tempest Re USA

ZURICH--Apr 28, 2014--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Group (NYSE: ACE) announced today that James Wixtead has been appointed Senior Vice President, ACE Group, and President of ACE Tempest Re Group, the company’s global reinsurance business. Currently Division President of ACE Tempest Re USA, Mr. Wixtead will succeed Jacques Bonneau, who was previously named ACE Group Executive Vice President, Global Underwriting.

Effective July 1, Mr. Wixtead will be responsible for leading the company’s global reinsurance business operations, which provide a broad range of traditional and specialty reinsurance products to a diverse array of primary property and casualty insurance companies. ACE Tempest Re Group has regional headquarters in Bermuda, London, Sao Paulo, Stamford, Toronto and Zurich and also conducts operations in China and Brazil through Lloyd’s. Mr. Wixtead will report to ACE Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Evan G. Greenberg.

“It is my pleasure to appoint Jim Wixtead to head our global reinsurance business,” said Mr. Greenberg. “I’ve known and worked with Jim for over 10 years, I have witnessed his underwriting discipline and I have watched him grow and develop into a great executive. With more than 25 years of reinsurance industry experience, Jim has done an outstanding job leading ACE’s North American reinsurance business and has earned this well-deserved promotion. I have every confidence in his abilities to sustain ACE Tempest Re’s record of excellence.”

The company also announced that Michael O’Donnell has been appointed Division President, ACE Tempest Re USA, succeeding Mr. Wixtead. Currently Senior Vice President and responsible for ACE Tempest Re USA’s Workers Compensation and Alternative Risk business units as well as oversight of its claims operations, Mr. O’Donnell will lead ACE’s reinsurance business in the United States. He will continue to report to Mr. Wixtead.

“Mike has demonstrated both leadership excellence and broad industry expertise in his eight years with ACE and 15 years in the reinsurance business. He is a natural to now lead our U.S. reinsurance operations,” said Mr. Wixtead. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with Mike and the entire team to provide our clients with stable, secure and substantial capacity as well as creative alternative risk solutions.”

ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at:


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