Charlie Shamieh

Charlie Shamieh



October 2019

Mr. Charlie Shamieh has more than 33 years of insurance industry experience, having held senior insurance and reinsurance executive positions across three continents.

Mr. Shamieh is the Executive Chairman of Gen Re (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) responsible for Gen Re’s global reinsurance businesses.

Prior to joining Gen Re in 2018, Mr Shamieh held several senior executive positions at AIG, Inc. in New York, USA spanning eleven years (2007-2018), including as AIG’s first Corporate Chief Actuary (across life and non-life), AIG’s CEO Life, Health and Disability overseeing businesses in the U.S., Europe and Asia; and AIG’s CEO of the Legacy Segment.

Prior to joining AIG, Mr Shamieh was the first Chief Risk Officer of the Munich Re Group, in Germany (2003-2007). In this role he was responsible for the risk functions of Munich Re’s global reinsurance and primary businesses.

Before joining Munich Re, Mr Shamieh held various senior/ partner level consulting roles – with Oliver Wyman in London, UK (2001-2002), with Deloitte (formerly Trowbridge) in Melbourne (1997-2001) and Mercer in Melbourne, Australia (1993-1997).

He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University in New South Wales, Australia, and is a Fellow of The Institute of Actuaries of Australia.