Executive Committee Member W. Robert Berkley, Jr. (B ’95)

Rob Berkley is president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation. He joined WRBC in 1997 and served as president and chief operating officer from 2009 to 2015; executive vice president from 2005 to 2009; and vice president for strategy and acquisitions from 2000 to 2002.  He was executive vice president of Berkley International from 2000 to 2001 and president from 2001 to 2002.  From 2002 to 2005, he was senior vice president of specialty operations, and was responsible as well for international operations.

Prior to joining Berkley, he was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and Company.

Berkley is a director of W. R. Berkley Corporation and the W. R. Berkley Corporation Charitable Foundation. He graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with a degree in finance, and serves on the Georgetown University Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown. He also serves on the board of Brunswick School, St. John’s University School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science; Greenwich Hospital Board of Trustees; American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) and American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (The Institutes) Board of Trustees and is a member of the Yale New Haven Health Systems Investment Committee.