Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, Fortitude Re
Prior to joining Fortitude Re, Mr. Bracken spent nearly 20 years in finance related positions in the insurance industry in both Europe and the United States. He most recently was the Chief Financial Officer of General Insurance at AIG. Before joining AIG, Mr. Bracken spent eight years at General Electric where he held finance positions at Employers Reinsurance Corporation, GE Frankona and GE Capital in Kansas, Munich and Stamford. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years in the audit and business advisory practice of Arthur Andersen, both in the UK and Chicago.
Mr. Bracken has served as member of the board of directors of various U.S., Canadian, European and Asian insurance companies. He is a graduate of Durham University, United Kingdom and qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK.
Ciara A. Burnham
Partner, QED Investors
Ciara Burnham is a seasoned investor, operator and strategist with more than twenty years of experience building growth businesses in financial services. Ms. Burnham is a partner with QED Investors, a leading early stage venture capital firm investing exclusively in fintech, where she focuses on emerging growth companies in the US financial services ecosystem. Previously, she was a Senior Managing Director with Evercore, the global investment bank, where she worked broadly across the firm’s businesses for two decades. Ms. Burnham joined Evercore shortly after its inception and played a significant leadership role in the buildout of the firm’s presence on a global basis. Most recently, she served as CEO of Evercore Trust, a nationally chartered trust bank managing over $50 billion in assets for corporate benefit plans. Earlier in her career, Ms. Burnham was an equity research analyst for Sanford C. Bernstein &Co., and a consultant with McKinsey & Co.
Ms. Burnham received an AB cum laude from Princeton University and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School, where she received the Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni medal for the highest academic achievement in the graduating class. Additionally, she was a Fellow at Stanford University in the Distinguished Careers Institute during 2018 – 2019. Ms. Burnham is a Trustee of the Education Development Corporation, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at Princeton University, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Tamer Institute for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School
Senior Vice President and the Deputy Head of the Special Opportunities Group, GIC
Sihong Chan joined GIC in 2006. He is a Senior Vice President and the Deputy Head of the Special Opportunities Group. During his tenure at GIC’s private equity department, Mr. Chan has overseen numerous private equity and private credit fund investments, co-investments and direct investments. He has experience in a variety of sectors, including financial services, consumer & retail, media and natural resources.
Among other roles at GIC, Mr. Chan has served as the Global Coordinator for Restructured & Opportunistic Credit, and the co- sector head of Emerging Markets Non-Asia Private Equity Funds & Co- investments. Mr. Chan has represented, and still represents, GIC as an advisory board member on several private equity fund committees. He has also been an observer on several private company boards, including those of Del Monte Foods and Igloo Coolers.
Mr. Chan attended Stanford University on a GIC scholarship, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a M.A. in International Policy Studies and a B.A. in Economics, with distinction.
Douglas A. French
Doug French is the recent Managing Principal of the Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Services Organization. Doug has spent more than 35 years in actuarial consulting. Before joining Ernst & Young LLP in 1999, he was a principal and global practice director of a major actuarial consulting firm.
As a senior consultant, Doug has drawn on his global experiences to assist life, health and property/casualty clients in mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, enterprise risk and capital management, financial reporting and management, financial projections and modeling and distribution economics and effectiveness.
Throughout his career, he has not only maintained his technical actuarial skills, but has also strived to understand the broader strategic implications and drivers for the insurance industry and its participants. His deep understanding of the industry allows him to translate concepts and business models into active strategies and tactics for his clients.
Doug is a frequent speaker at industry seminars and author in industry publications. He is also an Ex- Corporate Advisory Council member of the International Association of Black Actuaries, a College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council participant at the University of Texas at Austin and an Emeritus Trustee of The Actuarial Foundation. In 2018, Doug received the Society of Actuaries Distinguished Service Award for significant contributions to the actuarial profession.
Manager of Business Development Department at T&D Holdings, Inc. and T&D United Capital
Mr. Hanao is a Manager of Business Development Department at T&D Holdings, Inc. and T&D United
Capital, a strategic investment company within the T&D Insurance Group.
He also currently serves as a Director and the Interim CEO of T&D United Capital North America Inc., a newly created New York based subsidiary of T&D Holdings, Inc. Starting in April 2020, Mr. Hanao will become the COO of the company.
His main responsibility will be to monitor oversea strategic investments made by the T&D Insurance Group in insurance closed book (run-off portfolio) businesses. Last year, he led the due diligence effort and the deal process for T&D Insurance Group with respect to its pending acquisition of a minority investment in Fortitude Group Holdings.
He joined Daido Life Insurance Company (Daido Life), a core life insurance company of T&D Insurance Group in 2000. He started his career in Daido Life’s Investment Planning Department and focused primarily in investment and asset management activities. His experience includes a 5 year stint at T&D Asset Management Co., Ltd. as a Fund Manager responsible for managing investment trusts and pension schemes. He has been heavily involved in a number of strategic transactions for Daido Life and T&D Insurance Group since 2013.
He earned a LLB from Keio University. He is a Certificate-holder Member of the Securities Analysts
Association of Japan
Mr. O’Hara is the former Chairman of XL Capital Ltd, now known as XL Group plc. He served as Chairman of XL’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2009 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of XL from 1994 to 2008. In 1986, Mr. O’Hara joined XL Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd as its founding President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. O’Hara began his insurance career in San Francisco with The Royal Insurance Company and Employers’ Reinsurance Company in 1970. He joined General Reinsurance Corporation in 1975 and in 1978 assumed responsibility for the newly developing captive reinsurance underwriting group. From 1979 to 1986 Mr. O’Hara was a founder and Chief Underwriting Officer of reinsurer Trenwick Group, Inc. in Bermuda.
Mr. O’Hara has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Santa Clara University and a CPCU designation. He also has an Honorary Doctorate in Commercial Science from St. John’s University. Mr. O’Hara is a resident of Bermuda.
Mr. Patching is a Chartered Accountant and member of both the Bermuda and England & Wales Institutes. For almost 25 years Mr. Patching was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) providing audit and advisory services to Bermuda’s insurance and reinsurance industry, including several of its largest companies. In addition to conducting audits of statutory and regulatory filings Mr. Patching led a wide range of assignments focused on, among other things, analyzing enterprise risk and providing internal audit services to a number of insurance entities. Mr. Patching was also appointed Territory Assurance Leader and subsequently acted as Managing Partner of the firm. For several years, he represented the Bermuda firm as a member of PwC’s Global Insurance Leadership Team. Mr. Patching retired from PwC Bermuda in June 2014. He resides in Bermuda.
Christopher T. Schaper
Group CEO, AIG RE
Chris Schaper is the group CEO for AIG RE, the global reinsurance business of American International Group (AIG), which brings together the organizations of Validus Re, Alphacat and Talbot Treaty under one entity. He is responsible for the implementation and execution of the firm’s global assumed reinsurance strategy, including a focus on new capital markets initiatives. He also is a member of the AIG General Insurance Executive Committee.
Mr. Schaper joined AIG in 2019 and has over 30 years of insurance and reinsurance industry experience serving in both executive leadership and board roles during his career. He joins AIG from Marsh & McLennan Companies, where he was CEO of Victor Insurance Holdings, Marsh’s global managing general agent business. He joined Marsh in 2016 and was also a member of the Marsh Operating Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Schaper served as President of Montpelier Re Ltd. and Underwriting Chairman of Blue Capital, Montpelier’s capital markets entity. Previously, Mr. Schaper held several leadership positions at Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd., including Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Reinsurance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schaper held roles at several firms including Gerling Global Financial Products, Employers Reinsurance Corporation (a division of GE Capital) and CIGNA Group.
Mr. Schaper is based in Bermuda and has been granted his Permanent Resident’s Certificate (PRC).
Brian T. Schreiber
Managing Director and Co-head, Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners
Mr. Schreiber is a Managing Director and Co-head of Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Schreiber spent 20 years at AIG in a variety of senior executive roles, including: Chief Strategy Officer, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, and Global Treasurer, and was a member of AIG’s Operating Committee, Group Risk Committee and Investment Committee. He served as a board member of United Guaranty, AIG’s mortgage insurance subsidiary, and Varagon Capital, AIG’s middle market direct lending joint venture.
Mr. Schreiber was a key member of AIG’s executive leadership team that engineered and executed AIG’s successful restructuring and recapitalization. He led AIG’s divestiture, hedging and capital markets activities coming out of the financial crisis, executing 120+ transactions (debt, equity, M&A) and raising over $200 billion. Prior to the crisis, Mr. Schreiber was responsible for leading approximately $60 billion of acquisitions and strategic investments for AIG including: SunAmerica, American General, and Edison Insurance Japan.
Prior to AIG, Mr. Schreiber invested in financial services companies for the Bass Brothers, was an investment banker in Lehman Brothers’ Financial Institutions Group, and started his career as a research associate for Booz Allen & Hamilton. He earned a BS, from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jane Tutoki currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sedgwick. Prior to that, Jane spent 4 years as the Global CEO of Cunningham Lindsey, a provider of independent loss adjusting and claims management services in more than 60 countries.
Before joining Cunningham Lindsey, Jane served as Global Head of Claims Operations for AIG Property and Casualty and worked as both Head of Americas Region and Executive Director of Global Insurance for Xchanging PLC.
Jane held several senior positions at Zurich Financial Services, including Global Chief Claims Officer and
Chief Claims Officer, North America Commercial Division.
She began her career as a litigation attorney, working for numerous insurance companies, and later serving as in-house counsel at Hartford Financial Services.
Jane holds a Juris Doctor degree and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. She was a Director for 6 years on the Board of Electricidad de Caracas, the electric company serving most of Venezuela. She is active in the insurance industry and is a past Chancellor of the CLM College of Insurance.
Reggie Van Lee
Chief Transformation Officer, The Carlyle Group
Reggie Van Lee is the Chief Transformation Officer at the Carlyle Group, helping ensure that the firm is maximizing its market competitiveness and operating most effectively and efficiently as an institution.
Before joining Carlyle, he retired (after 32 years with the firm) as Executive Vice President from Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. where he led numerous businesses, including the Commercial Solutions business in which the firm’s Commercial Financial Services practice resided. Reggie brings decades of experience creating technology based strategies and driving growth and best-in-class performance.
Prior to Booz Allen, he served as a research engineer with the Exxon Production Research Company.
Reggie is a member of the board of directors of ProKarma, Gallup Inc, and several not for profit
organizations. He was named one of the top 25 consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine.
He holds both Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from MIT and an
MBA from Harvard University.
Samuel J. Weinhoff
Independent Consultant to the Insurance Industry
Mr. Weinhoff has been an independent consultant to the insurance industry since 2000. Mr. Weinhoff began his insurance career at the Home Insurance Company in 1976 as a corporate planning analyst. He rose to the head of the corporate planning, reporting and analysis department and later became an excess casualty treaty reinsurance underwriter. Mr. Weinhoff joined the investment department of the Reliance Insurance Company in 1980. While there, he had responsibility for investing in financial institution equities. Mr. Weinhoff joined Lehman Brothers in 1985, first as an equity research analyst covering the insurance industry and later as an Investment Banker focused on insurance. In 1997, he joined Schroders & Co. as head of their U.S. financial institutions effort.
Mr. Weinhoff has served on the Board of Directors of Infinity Property Casualty, one of the largest U.S. Hispanic auto insurers. He became head of their Audit Committee in 2008 and Lead Director in 2015. Mr. Weinhoff joined the Board of Directors of Allied World in 2006 where he has served as Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Risk, Audit, Investment and Executive Committee.
Mr. Weinhoff received a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Wharton School.
General Manager, Market & Alternative Investment Department at Daido Life Insurance Company
Mr. Yamamura is a General Manager of the Market & Alternative Investment Department at Daido Life
Insurance Company (“Daido Life”), a core life insurance company in the T&D Insurance Group.
He is responsible for all of the investment activities for Daido Life (except ALM investments) including “public equity investments”, “private equity investments”, “hedge fund investments”, ”infrastructure and real-estate fund investments” and other alternative investments. Starting in April 2020, he will become a Director and the President /CEO of T&D United Capital North America Inc., a New York based subsidiary of T&D Holdings, Inc.
He joined Daido Life in 1989 and engaged in personal and corporate finance-related activities for 11 years.
Since 2000, Mr. Yamamura has been primarily focused on private equity-related investments. During
2003-2008, he served as an Executive Director of Alternative Investment Capital Ltd, an investment advisory firm established in October 2002 by Mitsubishi Corporation and Daido Life Insurance Company that focuses on private equity investments.
He earned a bachelor’s degree of law from Kwansei Gakuin University