HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) has appointed Robert Rupp, 58, executive vice president and chief risk officer, reporting to the company’s Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee. Rupp assumes the role on Nov. 2 from Lizabeth H. Zlatkus, who is retiring on Oct. 31, as previously announced.
“We have made significant progress in creating a stronger enterprise risk management function at The Hartford,” said McGee. “I want to thank Liz for her leadership and for building a talented team that has improved the risk profile of the organization. Over the past two years, we have strengthened the balance sheet and improved the financial foundation of the company.”
“Bob has a broad and deep background in financial services with strong leadership abilities and a proven track record of delivering results. He will be charged with continuing to advance the company’s enterprise risk management practices and expertise, given their fundamental importance to The Hartford. I look forward to Bob joining our team,” added McGee.
Rupp joins The Hartford with more than 30 years of financial services experience across a broad range of disciplines, including risk management, investments, strategy, treasury and regulatory compliance. He most recently served as executive vice president and head of Enterprise-wide Market Risk at BNY Mellon. Prior to that, Rupp was managing director of risk management at JP Morgan Chase. Earlier in his career, he oversaw fixed income trading, sales, syndicate and banking groups at Chemical Bank.
Previously, Rupp was a partner at the law firm Kutak Rock and a staff attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He earned a juris doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fairfield University.
Source: The Hartford