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Bob Deutsch


Bob Deutsch is Chairman of Pelican Ventures, a private insurance-focused investment firm whose portfolio companies include Ariel Re, Tango Specialty and Trium Holdings. Additionally, he serves on the boards of IQUW and Mosaic Insurance.

From May 2018 to December 2020, Bob was Managing Director of North American Life & Health, the insurance division of GE Capital. There he was responsible for significantly reducing the risk inherent in the long-term care and structured settlement annuity books of business. Previously he was Chief Strategy Officer for Hamilton Insurance Group from July 2014 to December 2017, as well as CEO of Hamilton USA from October 2015 to October 2016.

Before joining Hamilton, Bob was Managing Director of GCP Capital Partners, starting in February 2010. He was a founder and the CEO of Ironshore Inc., an insurance company established in 2006. From 1999 to 2004, he was CFO of CNA Financial. Before joining CNA, Bob was one of the founders of Executive Risk (now part of Chubb), where he was President of its insurance subsidiaries, Chief Actuary and CFO. Prior to joining Executive Risk in 1987, he worked for Swiss Re and Ernst & Young.

Regarding other board positions, Bob has previously served as a director of Acrisure, Beazley, Chaucer, Darwin, Enstar, Platinum Underwriters, Wilton Re and others. He currently serves as a Trustee of Renbrook School and Emeritus Trustee of The Actuarial Foundation.

Bob is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a past Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is a graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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