Kevin J. O’Donnell has served as Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe since July 2013 and as President since November 2012. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the Company’s reinsurance and insurance businesses.
Prior to becoming President of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., Mr. O’Donnell served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Underwriter from 2010. He acted as President of Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. from 2005, overseeing the Company’s reinsurance lines, including Property and Casualty & Specialty reinsurance, as well as its joint ventures. Mr. O’Donnell has served as Chief Underwriting Officer for the Company’s key joint ventures, Top Layer Re and DaVinci Re. In 2009, he directed the launch of RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458 at Lloyd’s. Mr. O’Donnell has been with the Company since 1996, when he joined to lead the International Underwriting and Ceded Reinsurance businesses.
Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. O’Donnell was a Vice President of Centre Financial Products, Ltd., and an underwriter at SCOR.
In January 2017, Mr. O’Donnell was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Global Reinsurance Forum, subsequently assuming the role of Chair in June 2018. In 2017 and 2018, he served as Chairman of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR). Mr. O’Donnell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.