Rainer Kirchgaessner is Executive Vice President, Chubb Group and Global Corporate Development Officer. He is responsible for Chubb’s strategic and acquisition-related efforts worldwide. Mr. Kirchgaessner’s areas of oversight include the identification and execution of strategic acquisitions, partnerships and other business opportunities and review and development of the company’s growth strategy.
Mr. Kirchgaessner has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, M&A and business development. He joined ACE as Global Corporate Development Officer in 2006, prior to ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in January 2016. He was appointed Senior Vice President, ACE Group, in March 2014 and Executive Vice President, Chubb Group, in March 2017.
Before joining ACE, Mr. Kirchgaessner was Director for M&A at General Electric Capital. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Director, Global Corporate Finance for Deutsche Bank in New York, and between 1997 and 2002 as Vice President, Financial Advisory/M&A for J.P. Morgan in London and New York. He was also a Principal at Capital Z Partners, a private equity fund in London.
Mr. Kirchgaessner began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in 1991, where he worked for five years. Mr. Kirchgaessner earned a Master’s in Business Administration degree, with distinction, from Henley Business School in England, and a Bachelor degree from the Cooperative State University in Karlsruhe, Germany.
He also serves on the board of directors of Huatai Insurance Group, Beijing, and CoverHound, San Francisco.