Brian Dowd is Chairman of PartnerRe and was formerly Vice Chairman of ACE Limited and a member of the ACE Group’s Office of the Chairman before his retirement in 2015. Mr. Dowd focused on underwriting-related matters including oversight of the Group’s product boards, the general underwriting disciplines of the company’s profit centers, outward reinsurance placements and run-off operations, as well as special strategic projects. Mr. Dowd previously held relevant positions at ACE from 1997 until his appointment as Chairman of ACE’s Insurance – North America business segment in 2006. He held the role of Vice Chairman, ACE Limited from 2009.
Prior to 1997, Mr. Dowd held underwriting positions of increasing responsibility at Arkwright Mutual Insurance Company over a seven-year period. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University as well as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation.