CNA Names Dino Robusto CEO

Robusto, EVP and president of commercial and specialty lines at Chubb through Nov. 30., will succeed Thomas F. Motamed who has decided to retire at the end of 2016.

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CNA reports today that it has named Dino E. Robusto as CEO, effective on or about December 1, 2016. Robusto is currently executive VP and president of commercial and specialty lines at Chubb and will remain in that position through Nov. 30. Robusto will succeed Thomas F. Motamed who will retire at the end of 2016. Motamed will continue as chairman and chief executive officer until Robusto joins CNA.

Dino Robusto, soon-to-be CEO of CNA.

Dino Robusto, soon-to-be CEO of CNA.

Robusto joins CNA after almost 30 years at The Chubb Corporation. He first arrived at Chubb in 1986 as a commercial lines underwriter and went on to hold a various leadership positions there including chief claims officer, chief field operations officer for commercial lines, and eventually. In his current role as executive VP and president of their commercial and specialty lines he is also responsible for information technology and innovation.

“Dino is an outstanding insurance professional with a strong track record of success and leadership experience across virtually every industry discipline,” comments James S. Tisch, a member of the CNA Board of Directors and CEO of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), CNA’s largest shareholder. “After an exhaustive search process, CNA’s board is confident that we have selected the ideal individual for the job. We feel that Dino has the qualities necessary to lead CNA into its next phase of growth, building on the phenomenal work that Tom has done over the past seven years.”

Top-Tier, Proven Insurance Leader

Motamed, and who has served as CNA’s CEO since 2009, characterizes Robusto as a top-tier, proven insurance leader. “I am proud to hand over the reins to Dino, and I am confident he will continue the progress the CNA team has made over the past several years,” he comments.

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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