Craig Buck appointed CEO of Converge US

Lightstone and Converge RE II have announced the appointment of Craig Buck as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Converge US, effective May 1, 2024. 

A renowned figure across the industry, Buck has held a number of different roles throughout his career.

He previously served as the Managing Principal of the Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young (EY) LLP’s Financial Services organisation.

Prior to joining EY,  he served in a variety of leadership roles at a major international insurance and retirement company.

In addition, he was also the Americas Life Insurance Practice Leader and the North American Actuarial Practice Leader of Towers Watson, Inc. and Watson Wyatt Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. respectively.

In his new role, Buck is expected to use his 30 years of experience as an insurance industry executive to ensure that Converge achieves its strategic growth objectives while simultaneously overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm.

Addressing his new role, Buck said: “I am thrilled to join the Converge team. This is an exciting opportunity to continue to expand the company’s growth and fully realize its potential in the life and annuity reinsurance space. I look forward to getting to work.”

Mitchell Hochberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Converge RE, commented: “We believe that Craig’s vast industry experience will be instrumental in guiding the continued growth of Converge. We welcome Craig to the team, and look forward to his leadership and continued success.”

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