Executive Team

James West

Interim Head of Life & Annuity Inforce Management

James West is the Interim Head of Life & Annuity Inforce Management and the Life Chief Actuary at Fortitude Re. Mr. West is responsible for managing and reserving Fortitude Re’s life businesses. 

Mr. West has 20 years of experience in US Life Insurance with a wide range of Life, Annuity and A&H products. Prior to joining Fortitude Re, Mr. West held various positions at AIG, including Chief Finance Actuary Life and Chief Finance Actuary Legacy.  As AIG Chief Finance Actuary Legacy, he was heavily involved in the establishment of Fortitude Re.  He also held various actuarial positions at Conseco (now CNO Financial).  

Mr. West earned a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and Statistics from Purdue University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.