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May 2022

Arya Yarpezeshkan
Chief Risk Officer, Global Specialty at AIG


ARYA YARPEZESHKAN is a senior strategic and risk management professional with extensive experience in enterprise risk management, strategy development, financial analysis, business process improvement and operations.

Arya serves as the Chief Risk Officer and Leader of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function for AIG’s Global Specialty Insurance businesses. The group is accountable for the design and facilitation of AIG’s ERM framework across the Specialty Insurance operations and legal entities, including the effective management of all key insurance, market, credit, operational, and strategic risks.

Prior to AIG, Arya has held Chief Risk Officer roles at Western World Insurance Group, The Navigators Group, Inc., and Tokio Marine – U.S.  At Tokio Marine, Arya also led the Financial Planning & Analysis function.  

Arya began his risk management career at MasterCard International where he was instrumental in the development of the ERM initiative globally. Arya was responsible for the business transformation to a risk-centric culture, with the introduction of an internal capital model, risk-adjusted return metrics and a framework for evaluating new initiatives from a risk and return perspective.

Prior to MasterCard, Arya held senior financial roles at Citigroup and Bank of New York. In his financial management roles, he was instrumental in several cross-functional efforts to streamline operations, develop profitability forecasting models and improve business returns. Arya has also spent time in strategic planning and operations roles within the manufacturing sector at Astec America and Maxwell Technologies.

He completed his Masters in Accounting at Seton Hall University, his Masters in Banking at Mercy College, his M.B.A. at San Diego State University and his Bachelor’s at Kansas State University.  He is passionate about leadership and continuously improving his craft as an ERM professional and Thought Leader.  Arya is certified in Six Sigma, Project Management, Business Process Management, Business Continuity and The Balanced Scorecard.

Agenda Sessions

  • Transforming risk management in the wake of Covid-19