AIG also announced that the Board of Directors elected Donald P. Kanak, 52, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, focusing on Asia and working closely with Edmund S.W.
Previously, Mr. Kanak was Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer.
We are also fortunate to have in Don Kanak
and Steve Bensinger seasoned executives who will make important contributions to the Company.
I look forward to continuing to work closely with Don Kanak
, Steve Bensinger and the entire senior management team.
Donald P. Kanak was previously Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer of AIG.
Mr. Kanak joined AIG in January 1992 with responsibility for AIG's life
insurance business in Japan and Korea, based in Tokyo.
In March of 1995, Mr. Kanak was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the AIG Companies in Japan and Korea, and became President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2001.
was named AIG
Vice President in February 1999, and Executive Vice President in 2002.
Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Kanak was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Japan subsidiary of a U.S. life insurer and before that, he was a partner at a multinational consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., specializing in insurance and financial services.
Mr. Kanak is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the America-Japan Society, the Society of Financial Services Professionals, the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Advisory Committee to the Harvard Law School Program on International Financial Systems.
Mr. Kanak holds a B.A. degree in Economics with highest honors from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
, a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Harvard Law School
and a Master's degree in Management Studies from Oxford University
also holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations of the American College