Bengt Westergren was the President of AIG, Central Europe and former Soviet Union. Appointed to this position because of his extensive business experience, contacts and knowledge, Mr. Westergren represented all the varied interests of the AIG Companies before the EU Commission, Council and European Parliament, as well as assisting AIG Companies in their relationships with regulators and other government officials throughout Western Europe, Central Europe and the C.I.S.
Mr. Westergren joined AIG in 1973, where he was charged with starting up AIG’s first operations in Stockholm, Sweden, followed by the other Nordic countries. Since 1990, he has been responsible for building AIG’s network of General Insurance Companies in Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Having been based in Vienna, Paris and London he currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AIG Europe S.A. Headquarters in Paris.
Mr. Westergren has served as a spokesperson and advisor on foreign insurance to the Swedish Government, the State Duma of the Russian Federation’s Committee on Insurance and to the State Commission for Regulation of the Financial Services Markets in the Ukraine.
Mr. Westergren holds an MBA from the University of Lund, Sweden and was an officer in the Swedish Joint Armed Forces. He is a member of the Insurance Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, a Board Committee member of East West Institute in New York, a member of the Expert Council of the Russian Institute of Directors in Moscow, a member of the Advisory Council of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in London, a member of the International Advisory Board of Russian Reinsurance company in Moscow, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union in Brussels and a member of EU-Russia Centre in Brussels. He also serves as IIS (International Insurance Society, New York) Ambassador for Russia.