Bolt replaces Sabra Purtill and was most recently chief underwriting officer, General Insurance

American International Group has named Tom Bolt executive vice president and chief risk officer, AIG, effective immediately.

Bolt replaces Sabra Purtill, who was recently named EVP and chief investment officer for AIG’s Life & Retirement business. Bolt will report to Peter Zaffino, chairman & chief executive officer, AIG, and has joined the AIG Executive Leadership Team.

Bolt has served as chief underwriting officer, General Insurance, since 2018. He joined AIG from Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, where he was president and CEO of the UK and Southern Europe, and a member of Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Ltd’s Board of Directors. 

Before that, Bolt was director of Performance Management at Lloyd’s of London and managing director of Marlborough Managing Agency at Lloyd’s. 

“Over his more than 35 years in insurance and reinsurance, Tom has developed deep underwriting expertise and, since joining AIG in 2018, he has played a critical role in the turnaround of our General Insurance business by setting standards for underwriting excellence and playing a leadership role in strengthening our culture while reshaping our portfolio,” said Peter Zaffino, chairman & chief executive officer, AIG.

“His unique background, experience and stature in our industry will be invaluable as we continue to focus on managing complex, operational and global risk issues at AIG. I look forward to working with Tom in this new role as we refine our risk management framework across our global business.”

In addition, Kean Driscoll has been named chief underwriting officer, General Insurance, effective immediately, and will report to David McElroy, EVP and chief executive officer, General Insurance.

Since 2019, Driscoll has served as global chief underwriting officer, Property/Agriculture, as well as global head of reinsurance strategy, General Insurance, since 2020.

Zaffino continued, “Since joining AIG in 2018, Kean has been a key contributor to our portfolio management and in shaping our strategic reinsurance structures. As chief underwriting officer, his expertise in underwriting and modeling application will continue to drive momentum as we continue our journey to become a top performing company.”