NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 2014--
American International Group (NYSE:AIG) today announced the appointment
of Rhodri Williams to the newly created role of Vice President for
Communications and Public Affairs for Europe, Middle East, and Africa
(EMEA) effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Williams will report to Christina
Pretto, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, and will also
have a matrix reporting line to Seraina Maag, Chief Executive Officer,
EMEA. He will be based in London.
Mr. Williams joined AIG in June 2013 as Strategic Adviser to the CEO of
AIG’s EMEA region and later became the region’s Head of Public Affairs.
In his new, expanded role, Mr. Williams will continue to act as the main
strategic communications adviser to the regional leadership team, led by
Ms. Maag, and he will be responsible for leading the development and
execution of the communications and public affairs strategies for the
“We are delighted that Rhodri is assuming this expanded role at a time
when our clients, regulators, investors, employees and so many other
stakeholders seek out AIG for partnership, expertise, and a holistic
understanding of the risks and opportunities that exist in today’s
marketplace,” Ms. Maag said. “His deep knowledge of international issues
is invaluable for our business, and we look forward to continuing
working with him.”
“Rhodri’s wealth of experience as a strategic policy adviser and
international diplomat make him uniquely suited to help deepen AIG’s
relationships with our stakeholders and the trust they place in us,” Ms.
Pretto said. “I look forward to his strong leadership in this important
role as we continue to develop programs and strategies that help advance
AIG’s reputation in the communities where we operate.”
Before joining AIG, Mr. Williams was a British diplomat whose 23-year
career included foreign postings in Austria and Jordan and a wide range
of senior UK-based policy roles covering the EMEA region. He is a
graduate of the UK government’s Top Management Programme and in 2011 was
FCO Fellow at the London School of Economics IDEAS.
Mr. Williams earned a first class Bachelor of Arts degree and a
Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford University, where he taught British
and European history before becoming a diplomat. He was educated at the
United World College of the Atlantic in Wales.
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of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life
insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock
is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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