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William Robert Berkley

Founder and Executive Chairman , W. R. Berkley Cor
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W. R. Berkley Corporation
United States of America

Biography

William Robert Berkley, also known as Wm., serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Berkley Regional Insurance Company. Mr. Berkley serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers LLC, an operating unit of the W. R. Berkley Corporation at Berkley Re Direct, LLC. He serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Insurance Company. Mr. Berkley has been the Executive Chairman of W. R. Berkley Corporation since October 2015 and served as its Chairman since 1967. Mr. Berkley founded Berkley W. R. Berkley Corporation in 1967 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1967 to October 31, 2015. He served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Riverport Insurance Company. He served as the President at W. R. Berkley Corporation of Continental Western Group, LLC from March 1, 2000 to November 3, 2009 and its Chief Operating Officer from March 1, 2000 to November 2009. Mr. Berkley served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Berkley Insurance Company since 1967, except from May 1991 to December 1993 and January 1996 to March 2000. He serves as the Chairman at Berkley Insurance Company. Mr. Berkley serves as the Chairman at Interlaken Capital, Inc. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Master Protection Corporation. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Strategic Distribution, Inc. since March 2000. He serves as a Co-Chairman of Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute, Inc. He served as its Chairman of W. R. Berkley Corporation from 1967 to October 31, 2015. He served as Chairman of the Board of The Greenwich Bank & Trust Company. He served as Chairman of the Board of Connecticut Community Bank, National Association. He served as Interim Chairman of The First Marblehead Corporation from September 27, 2005 to October 2005. He serves as Vice Chairman of Board of Directors of Georgetown University. He has been a Director of W. R. Berkley Corporation since 1967. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Strategic Distribution, Inc. since 1994. He serves as a Director of W. R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Stern School of Business of New York University. He served as a Director of Pioneer Companies, LLC. He serves as a Trustee of University of Connecticut. Mr. Berkley served as a Lead Director of First Marblehead Corp. since January 2004 and as its Director from December 1995 to June 29, 2012. He served as a Director of Fine Host Corporation. He served as a Non Executive Director of Kiln Group Limited (Kiln Ltd). since September 2002. He is active in civic and philanthropic affairs. Mr. Berkley has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.S. from New York University.

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