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Chris Townsend

CEO, International General Insurance

Mr. Christopher George Townsend, also known as Chris, has been Chief Executive Officer of International General Insurance at American International Group, Inc. since 2018. Mr. Townsend served as President of Asia at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company since August 2012 and serves as its member of the Executive Group. Mr. Townsend served as President of Asia at MetLife, Inc. since August 2012 until January 2018. He oversees all of MetLife’s businesses and operations across 11 markets in Asia. He served as Head of Asia Region at MetLife, Inc., since May 2012. Mr. Townsend joined MetLife, Inc. as head of its Asia region, which consists of Japan, Korea, Australia, Hong Kong and China. Prior to MetLife, he served at Chartis where he served as Chief Executive Officer of Asia-Pacific region with 4,700 employees in 15 countries. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Chartis Australasia, with responsibility for its businesses across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He served as the Chief Executive Officer for Hong Kong, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and held a number of senior leadership roles in Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Sydney. He joined AIG in the United Kingdom in 199 1 and spent more than half of his 21-year career in the company’s Asia Pacific region.

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