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Officers

Weston M. Hicks

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Chief Executive Officer since December 2004, was President from December 2004 to April 2021 and Executive Vice President from October 2002 to December 2004. Mr. Hicks was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Chubb Corporation before joining Alleghany. Prior to that, Mr. Hicks was a senior research analyst and managing director at J.P. Morgan Securities from 1999 to 2001 and a senior research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. from 1991 to 1999. Mr. Hicks is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts and a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Hicks is a graduate of Lehigh University.

Joseph P. Brandon

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President since April 2021, was Executive Vice President from March 2012 to April 2021 and consultant to Alleghany from September 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Brandon was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Re Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Brandon is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kerry J. Jacobs

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Executive Vice President since April 2021 and Chief Financial Officer since July 2019, was Senior Vice President from July 2019 to April 2021, Chief Risk Officer from October 2014 to January 2021 and Vice President – Finance from March 2014 to June 2019. From May 2013 to February 2014, Ms. Jacobs was Vice President, Global Revenue at Gerson Lehrman Group. Prior to that, Ms. Jacobs was a Vice President at the Investment Banking division of Deutsche Bank Securities in the Financial Institutions Group, where she was employed since 2008. Previously, from 2003 to 2006, Ms. Jacobs was employed by DaimlerChrysler Financial Services in Germany. Ms. Jacobs is a graduate of Wesleyan University and New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Reeva Bakhshi

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Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer since September 2021. Prior to joining Alleghany, Ms. Bakhshi was CFO of Global Insurance and COO of the U.S. at Aspen Insurance Group from 2020 and from 2016 to 2020 provided strategic consulting services across the insurance industry. Ms. Bakhshi was previously at the Hiscox Group from 2006 to 2016, serving as CFO and Head of Claims of the Reinsurance and ILS, European Retail and Special Risks businesses across that time. From 2002 to 2006, Ms. Bakhshi was at ACE European Group where she most recently served as European Financial Accounting Manager. Ms. Bakhshi was previously employed by the audit firms Wingrave Yeats and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a graduate of the University of Southampton.

Christopher K. Dalrymple

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Senior Vice President (from January 2012), General Counsel (from July 2009) and Secretary (from January 2011), was Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from March 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Dalrymple was in-house counsel at Everest Broadband Networks and Interliant, Inc. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Dalrymple was an associate in the law firm of Dewey Ballantine LLP. He is a member of the American Bar Association and a graduate of Colgate University and Cornell University Law School.

John F. Shannon

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Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer since January 2020, was Vice President and Head of Fixed Income from February 2018 to December 2019. Prior to joining Alleghany, Mr. Shannon was at MetLife Investments since 2007, where he most recently served as Vice President and Director in the Portfolio Management Unit as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Shannon worked for Prudential Financial as an associate on the Asset Liability & Risk Management team (2005-2007), after having spent time as an analyst in its Retirement Services division (2002-2004). Mr. Shannon is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts. Mr. Shannon has an undergraduate degree (Business/Finance) from the University at Buffalo and a MBA (Finance) from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Jerry G. Borrelli

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Vice President — Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since July 2006 and Vice President — Finance since February 2006, was Director of Financial Reporting for American International Group, Inc. since 2003, and prior to that, Director of Accounting Policy and Special Projects since 2000. Mr. Borrelli is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of Susquehana University.

Stela Burghart

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Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer since April 2014 and Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since April 2012. Prior to that, from 2007 to March 2012, Ms. Burghart was an associate in the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Ms. Burghart is a graduate of Columbia University and Duke University School of Law.

John Carr

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Vice President — Tax Director since April 2007 and prior to joining Alleghany, was Vice President and Tax Director for the Quanta Insurance Group. Prior to that, Mr. Carr was Vice President of Chubb Financial Solutions, Inc., the financial services unit of The Chubb Corporation. Mr. Carr is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Bar Association. Mr. Carr is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Law School.

Antonio Celii

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Vice President and Associate General Counsel since July 2019. Prior to that, from 2014 to 2019, Mr. Celii was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at CapSpecialty, Inc. Mr. Celii was Associate General Counsel at AIG, where he was employed from 2007 to 2014. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2007, Mr. Celii was an associate in the law firm of Connell Foley, LLP. Mr. Celii served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 2000-2003. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Seton Hall University School of Law.

Rebekah Edwards

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Vice President – Head of Internal Audit since March 2020. Prior to that Ms. Edwards was the Director of Internal Audit at Blue Apron, from June 2016 through March 2020. Previously, from 2002 to 2016, Ms. Edwards was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a graduate of The City University of New York.

Dale James

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Vice President – Corporate Finance since February 2020 and Chief Risk Officer since January 2021, was Assistant Vice President – Corporate Finance from August 2019 to February 2020. Prior to joining Alleghany, Mr. James was at Goldman Sachs since 2014, where he most recently served as a Vice President in its Investment Banking Division. Mr. James is a CFA® charterholder and a FRM® charterholder. He holds an undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) and a MBA from Columbia Business School.

Kelly S. Jones

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Vice President - People and Inclusion since September 2021. Prior to joining Alleghany, Mr. Jones was at Aramark since 2014 where he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity. Previously, from 2009 to 2014, Mr. Jones was with Lockheed Martin as the Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Jones has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Temple University and a Masters in Human Resources from Rutgers University.

Peter R. Sismondo

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Vice President, Controller and Assistant Secretary since 1989, Treasurer since March 2018 and Assistant Treasurer from May 2013 to March 2018. Also served as Treasurer from January 1995 to May 2013. Mr. Sismondo joined Alleghany in 1988 as Controller and Assistant Secretary. Previously he was Vice President of E.F. Hutton Group Inc. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Sismondo is a graduate of Princeton University and the Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

Directors

Jefferson W. Kirby

Chairman of the Board, Alleghany Corporation, and Managing Member, Broadfield Capital Management, LLC (investment advisory services)

Karen Brenner

Clinical Professor of Business and Executive Director of Law and Business Initiatives, New York University (education)

Chris H. Cheesman

Retired Chief Audit Officer, AllianceBernstein (global investment management)

Ian H. Chippendale

Retired Chairman, RBS Insurance Group, Ltd. (insurance)

John G. Foos

Retired Chief Financial Officer, Independence Blue Cross (health insurance)

Weston M. Hicks

President and Chief Executive Officer, Alleghany Corporation

Phillip M. Martineau

Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (building materials)

Lauren M. Tyler

Head, Human Resources, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Asset & Wealth Management (finance)

Raymond L.M. Wong

Managing Director, Spring Mountain Capital, LP (investment management)

Operating Company Officers

Kenneth (Ken) Brandt

President and Chief Executive Officer of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (“TransRe”) since May 2021, was Co-President of Global Underwriting of TransRe from January 2020 to May 2021, and was President of the Americas, which includes US Broker, US Custom, Canada, Bermuda, Latin America and the Caribbean teams, from 2016 to 2020. Mr. Brandt joined TransRe in 2006 to establish the US Custom Team. Mr. Brandt started his reinsurance career at Employers Reinsurance Corporation (subsequently GE Insurance Solutions) in 1993 as a facultative underwriter, held a number of management positions in the US and Germany, and was President of the Americas & Asia Pacific Division prior to joining TransRe. He is a graduate of San Jose State University.

David E. Leonard

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RSUI Group, Inc. since April 2012, was President of RSUI Group, Inc. from April 2008 to March 2012, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer of RSUI Group, Inc. from 2003 to March 2008. He began his career in insurance in 1979 with the Crum & Forster Insurance Companies. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, holds Associate degrees in Risk Management, Reinsurance, and Insurance Accounting and Finance from the Insurance Institute of America and is a graduate of East Carolina University.

John L. (Jack) Sennott, Jr.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of CapSpecialty, Inc. since July 2019, was Senior Vice President of Alleghany from April 2013 to June 2019 and chief financial officer of Alleghany from May 2013 to June 2019. Mr. Sennott served as Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Strategy Officer of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG from January 2010 to April 2012. Prior to that, from October 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Sennott served as the Chief Operating Officer of Allied World Insurance Company. Mr. Sennott was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc. from March 2003 to October 2008. Mr. Sennott is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is a certified public accountant and began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in July 1987.

David Van Geyzel

President & Chief Executive Officer of Alleghany Capital Corporation since July 2013 and Vice President of Alleghany Capital Partners LLC from January 2009 to July 2013. Prior to joining Alleghany Capital Partners LLC in 2007, Mr. Van Geyzel was an investment professional at Copper Arch Capital LLC and Brown Brothers Harriman’s 1818 Mezzanine Funds, L.P. Mr. Van Geyzel is a graduate of Columbia University and Columbia Business School.

Udi Toledano

Chairman of Alleghany Capital Corporation since July 2013. From 2010, Mr. Toledano managed UTA Capital LLC, a special situation fund, and from 2000 he co-managed Millennium 3 Opportunity Fund, a venture capital fund. Previously he was President of Andromeda Enterprises, Inc. and CR Capital Inc., both private investment companies. Mr. Toledano started his career at Peat, Marwick and Partners and later worked at Interactive Data/Chase Econometrics. He is the lead director of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAP). Mr. Toledano holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.