Michael Morrissey

President and Chief Executive Officer

International Insurance Society

Michael J. (Mike) Morrissey is president and chief executive officer of the International Insurance Society (IIS). The IIS is the largest and most diverse organization of the global insurance industry. Its members comprise all industry stakeholders, including insurance company executives, scholars, regulators, and advisors from nearly 1 countries, who share their diverse knowledge and perspectives to study the forces driving growth and innovation in the industry.

For 15 years before being appointed CEO in 29, Mike was an active IIS member while chair and chief executive of Firemark Investments. He was also chief investment officer of Firemark, an SEC registered investment advisor, investing in insurance companies globally and advising insurance company managements, regulators, and public institutions around the world.

Mike is a member of the board of overseers of the St. John’s University School of Risk Management. He is a member of the management committee of the Insurance Development Forum, a public/private partnership of the insurance industry, the United Nations, and the World Bank. He is a member of the steering committee of the World Economic Forum’s Mitigating Risk in the innovation economy initiative. Mike is also an insurance working group member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a special advisor to the Asia Pacific Financial Forum, and a member of the board of governors of the Asia Pacific Risk & Insurance Association. He serves on the board of directors of Selective Insurance Group and is chair of its corporate governance and nominating committee.

Mike was formerly president of Manhattan Life Insurance Company, and executive vice president of Crum & Forster Insurance Group. He holds a BA from Boston College, an MBA from Dartmouth, and has completed the Harvard Business School Corporate Finance Program. He is also a chartered financial analyst and former president of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts.