Chief Reinsurance Officer, ACE Group
With nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, William O’Farrell has served as Chief Reinsurance Officer for the ACE Group since 2005. In this role, he has management responsibility for the design and purchase of reinsurance programs for ACE and its business units globally, managing the company’s reinsurance recoverable asset and overseeing relationships with its reinsurers and reinsurance brokers. He also serves as Chairman of ACE’s Reinsurance Security Committee and is a member of its Global Credit Committee.
Mr. O’Farrell joined ACE in 2003 as Senior Vice President of Reinsurance Recoverables with global responsibility for managing the company’s reinsurance asset. Prior to joining ACE, he was Vice President and Legal Counsel with the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group, where he held a number of senior positions during his more than 10-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, Mr. O'Farrell served as a U.S. Army officer in Operation Desert Storm.
Mr. O’Farrell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Creighton University. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University’s School of Law and is admitted to practice in Connecticut.