PartnerRe names new head of US life operations

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PartnerRe names new head of US life operations

PartnerRe has announced the appointment of Chris Shanahan (pictured) as president of its US life operations.

Shanahan joined PartnerRe in May 2018 as executive vice president, corporate development, for North America life. In that role, he led the development and advancement of strategy for PartnerRe’s US life reinsurance business. In his new role, Shanahan will assume overall responsibility for the company’s US life reinsurance business. He will report to Alan Ryder, CEO of North American life and head of capabilities development.

“This is a key role and represents the next step in our strategy to better develop our presence in the US market,” Ryder said. “It follows the recent appointments of several key business leaders, and we are confident that Chris and our growing US life team will be able to fulfill our goal of becoming a valued partner to our clients. We wish Chris every success in his new role.”

Prior to joining PartnerRe, Shanahan served as executive vice president of mortality solutions and corporate marketing at Hannover Re in the US.

Shanahan will be based in PartnerRe’s Charlotte, N.C., office.