Alan D. Schnitzer

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.

Alan D. Schnitzer

Alan D. Schnitzer

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.


Mr. Schnitzer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Travelers. He was previously the Company's Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Business and International Insurance from July 2014 to December 2015. He was Vice Chairman—Financial, Professional and International Insurance and Field Management; Chief Legal Officer from May 2012 until July 2014. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer since joining the Company in April 2007 and Executive Vice President—Financial, Professional and International Insurance since May 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Career Highlights

The Travelers Cos., Inc.
The Travelers Cos., Inc. (Investment Portfolio)

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New York City, NY

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President, Chief Executive & Operating Officer at MasterCard, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Stone Point Capital LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

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Co-Founder at KKR & Co., Inc.

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Co-Founder at Tishman Speyer Properties LP

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Vice Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.

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Former Vice Chairman, Investment Banking at Barclays Capital, Inc.

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President at WNBA Enterprises LLC

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Co-Founder & General Partner at RRE Advisors LLC

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JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1991

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BSE in Finance & Accounting, magna cum laude
Class of 1988

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.


Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.


The Business Roundtable advocates public policies that ensure economic growth. It considers public policy issues which contains groups like the construction users anti-inflation roundtable, a group devoted to containing construction costs; and the labor law study committee, made up of labor relations executives of major companies. The Business Roundtable was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Current

The Travelers Companies, Inc. is an American insurance company. It is the second largest writer of U.S. commercial property casualty insurance and the third largest writer of U.S. personal insurance through independent agents. Travelers is incorporated in Minnesota, with headquarters in New York City and its largest office in Hartford, Connecticut. Travelers also maintains a large office in St. Paul, Minnesota.It has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since June 8, 2009.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Current

The Travelers Cos. is a growth manager that employs bottom-up analysis to identify the stocks of companies with earnings and revenue momentum, growth catalysts, unique products and services, low p/e ratios, low price-to-sales ratios and low price-to-book ratios. The firm uses a combination of in-house and Wall Street research.

1991 - Prior

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Boards & Committees

Partnership for New York City, an organization whose mission is to enhance the economy of the five boroughs of New York City and maintain the city’s position as the global center of commerce, culture and innovation



Member, Advisory Board
Member, Investor Advisory Committee

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. The Society handles 300,000 individual cases and matters annually and provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. Unlike the Society's Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices, which are constitutionally mandated and supported by government, the Civil Practice relies heavily on private contributions.

Political Donations

Majority Leader at Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitchell McConnell, Jr.

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The Travelers Cos., Inc. purchases The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co. from E-L Financial Corp. Ltd.

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The Travelers Cos., Inc. purchases J. Malucelli Participações em Seguros e Resseguros SA

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HFF, Inc. issued Class A Common Stock

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Awards & Honors
Rank #148
Crain's New York Business - Most Connected New Yorkers
Admitted to the New York Bar
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