Norwalk, CT, July 26, 2021—The Board of Directors of Wilton Re Ltd. (Wilton Re), a leading provider of in-force and reinsurance solutions in the North American life insurance industry, today announced that Mike Fleitz, formerly CEO, Wilton Re U.S., and Dmitri Ponomarev, formerly Deputy CEO, Wilton Re U.S., have been appointed Co-Chief Executive Officers (Co-CEOs), succeeding Chris Stroup, who has departed as Chairman and CEO. The Board of Directors has elected Sam Blaichman – current Wilton Re board member and Managing Director at CPP Investments – as its Chairperson. Mike Fleitz will also join the Board. These appointments are effective immediately.
“The Board is pleased to appoint Mike and Dmitri as Co-CEOs of Wilton Re. Together they bring the right mix of skills and experience to lead us into this new chapter and demonstrate our management bench strength,” said Sam Blaichman. “We have valued Chris’s many contributions to Wilton Re as CEO since 2004. He has played a critical role in the company’s success since its founding and we wish him all the best.”
“I am pleased to take on these new responsibilities as co-CEO and to work with Dmitri and the Board to take the next steps to continue to grow Wilton Re,” said Mike Fleitz. “I have a great deal of respect for Chris and I am thankful for his support and collaboration for the last two decades.”
“It is an honor to serve with my colleague Mike as Co-CEO of Wilton Re and I look forward to continuing to build on Wilton Re’s success,” said Dmitri Ponomarev. “It has been a privilege working with and learning from Chris and I am grateful for his mentorship during my tenure at Wilton Re.”
About Wilton Re
Wilton Re is a leading provider of in-force and reinsurance solutions in the North American life insurance industry. With its proven experience, Wilton Re creates customized solutions that address the capital and operational needs of its clients. For more information about Wilton Re, please visit www.wiltonre.com.
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