ACORD Announces 2022 Board of Directors

Newly appointed directors are Venkat Krishnamoorthy, CTO, Hamilton Insurance Group, and Christian Schaffer, Head of Central Division, Munich Re.

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ACORD (Pearl River, N.Y.), the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, has announced its 2022 Board of Directors. The ACORD Board will be chaired by Robert Kelly (Managing Director & CEO, Steadfast Group Limited), with Kevin Tobin (President & Chief Executive Officer, Marsh Insurance Services Group) serving as Vice Chair. The Board consists of 21 members, including two new Directors.

“In the midst of accelerating transformation, ACORD is more focused than ever on serving our members and the global insurance industry,” comments Bill Pieroni, President and CEO, ACORD. “The years of industry experience, expertise, and leadership of our incoming Board will be vital in furthering this mission and delivering value to our community.”

The new Directors include:

Venkat Krishnamoorthy, CTO, Hamilton Insurance Group.

Venkat Krishnamoorthy, CTO Hamilton Insurance Group. Krishnamoorthy is the CTO for Hamilton Insurance Group (Bermuda), where he leads the technology transformation of specialty insurance and reinsurance platforms. He has almost 30 years’ experience in digital technology, software development and operations, product development, and engineering. He has successfully led global digital transformation efforts in the finance and education industries. He joined Hamilton from Coleman Research, where he was Chief Technology Officer, and led Coleman Research’s digital transformation and new SAAS product development. Prior to joining Coleman Research, he was VP, Digital Technology, at McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Mr. Krishnamoorthy holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Government College of Engineering in Salem, India, and a Master of Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Christian Schaffer, Head of Central Division, Munich Re.

Dr. Christian SchafferHead of Central Division, Munich Re. Schaffer is Head of Reinsurance Accounting, Life and Non-Life, at Munich Re (Munich). He acts as Global Process Owner for the technical accounting and claims processing of Munich Re’s reinsurance group. From 2010 to 2021, he headed the Corporate Performance and Capital Management department in Group Controlling of Munich Re Group and was Chief Financial Officer of DKV Belgium S.A. Prior to that, he held various positions in Munich Re’s Finance division. From 2001 until he joined Munich Re in 2005, he was a lecturer at the Institute for Accounting, Auditing and Analysis at the Munich School of Management at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He holds a degree in business administration and a doctorate in economics. Schaffer is a fan of FC Bayern München.

Returning members of the ACORD Board of Directors include:

Robert Kelly (Board Chair) Managing Director & CEO, Steadfast Group Limited

Kevin Tobin (Board Vice Chair) President & CEO, Marsh Insurance Services Group

Colleen BatmanSVP, SC & PL Operations, The Hartford Financial Services Group

Richard BrameSenior Director, WTW (Willis Towers Watson)

Rebecca BunyanChief Information and Change Officer, Lloyd’s of London

Bill DevineSVP, Business Capabilities Office, Travelers

Julie DillmanEVP & Digital Transformation Officer, Chubb Group

Ian HaycockChief Data Officer, Managing Director, Group Operations, Swiss Re

John KellingtonSVP & CIO, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Mark KnipferChief Operations and Technology Officer, Zurich North America

Steve LundinCOO, Sales Operations, M Financial Group

Ian MacartneySVP, Head of Innovation and Digital, Argo Group US

Dave Matcham, FCII, Chief Executive, International Underwriting Association of London

Bill Pieroni, President and CEO, ACORD.

Patrick MolineuxManaging Director, LIMOSS (London Insurance Market Operations and Strategic Sourcing)

Bill PieroniPresident & CEO, ACORD

Robert RusbuldtPresident & CEO, IIABA (Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America)

Dr. Ralf SchneiderGroup CIO, Allianz SE

Laura TitasSenior Vice President, Chief Data Officer, Nationwide

Vlad YekelchikCIO, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

ACORD Announces 2021 Board of Directors 

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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