Bruce Kessler is Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Chairman, Westchester, the company’s commercial property and casualty insurance business that serves the wholesale and excess and surplus (E&S) market in the U.S. and Canada. In this role, Mr. Kessler focuses on key industry issues, strategic planning, and serving as a senior advisor to the Division President.
Mr. Kessler has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience. He previously served as Division President of Westchester and, prior to ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in 2016, as Division President of ACE Westchester. He joined the company in 2000 and has held a variety of leadership positions, including Division President, Casualty and Specialty Lines, ACE Westchester; Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer for Insurance North America; and Senior Vice President of ACE Tempest Re USA, the company's Stamford, Conn.-based reinsurance company. He was appointed Senior Vice President, ACE Group, in March 2014. He has also held senior underwriting positions with American Re-Insurance Company, NAC Reinsurance Company and General Reinsurance Company.
Mr. Kessler is currently on the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the WSIA Legislative Committee.
Mr. Kessler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware.