Peter Eastwood, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (US)
president and CEO
Even before taking the reins at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Peter Eastwood had an impressive resume. He began his career as an AIG underwriter in 1991 and quickly moved up the ranks. At AIG, he most recently served as the president and CEO of the company’s property/casualty business for the Americas. He also served as president and CEO of Lexington Insurance Company, an AIG subsidiary, before stepping into the top job at BHSI. This year, under Eastwood’s guidance, BHSI expanded into Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore, adding to its existing global presence in the US, Canada, and India. He was named in Insurance Business America’s Hot 100 list in 2014 and 2016. He earned a B.A. Economics degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an MBA in Management from New York University's Stern School of Business.