AIG Names Wismer as SVP, Deputy Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer


American International Group, Inc. has appointed Jonathan Wismer as senior vice president, deputy chief financial officer and chief accounting officer, effective immediately.

Wismer will be based in New York and report to Sid Sankaran, executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Elias Habayeb, who was appointed chief financial officer for General Insurance in May.
“Jon’s 23-year financial experience and leadership roles in the insurance and reinsurance industry, together with his extensive international experience, will provide a valuable insight into the company. Sankaran said he will play an integral role in the finance team, as AIG supports the goal of delivering sustainable and profitable growth.

Wismer has brought a strong impetus to financial leadership in this position, particularly in the Fortune 100 international insurance companies, and has focused specifically on property / casualty. More recently, Zurich served as a group supervisor for the Swiss-based Zurich Insurance Group – a role he left in November 2017. Previously, he spent nine years at Liberty Mutual and later was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer, Liberty International. . He also held leadership positions in senior financial and regulatory reporting at the Allianz Group in Munich, Germany, and worked at KPMG, where he began his career before.

Wismer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas, and has participated in the Insurance Execution Improvement Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified public accountant.

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