George Woods

Chairman, NAAIA, and Head, US P&C Broker Sales Management, Swiss Re America

George Woods is the Head US P&C Broker Sales Management for Swiss Re America.

Woods has over 25 years of (re)insurance industry experience. In his present role he leads and executes Swiss Re’s US reinsurance broker sales engagement strategy. He works jointly with Swiss Re’s Business Unit Leaders to drive business development and deliver Swiss Re’s go-to-market initiatives.

Prior to joining Swiss Re, Woods was a Senior Vice President in Treaty Broking for Guy Carpenter & Company. He focused on identifying and evaluating start up technology firms to partner with Guy Carpenter (GC) and their clients. He regularly met with startup tech companies, visited technology innovation hubs, and spoke about emerging technology at insurance industry conferences. He was also the General Manager of GC Genesis, Guy Carpenter’s InsurTech advisory service and a senior member of the InsurTech Center of Excellence (CoE) team.

Prior to Guy Carpenter, Woods served as Vice President, Business Development for Aon Inpoint, the consulting firm, and subsidiary of Aon Benfield. Prior to Inpoint, Woods worked at Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) holding a variety of leadership positions, with P&L responsibility, including: Director of Treaty Reinsurance for Latin America and Branch Manager, of the Chicago and Baltimore offices.

Woods holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College, in Easton, PA. He completed HSB’s Executive Development Program, which was created by the Harvard Business School and their excellent faculty taught the courses.

Woods is presently the Chairman of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA). While at GC, he also held a leadership role in their Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Council (ERG) for ten years.

Woods is also an artist who enjoys sketching and painting.