Athora Group Management Executive Committee

Michele Bareggi joined Athora in September 2017 as Group Managing Partner responsible for the coordination and direction of the Management Executive Committee and the Athora Group subsidiaries.  He is the Chairman of the Management Board of Athene Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG and also a Member of the Athora Life Re Ltd and Aegon Ireland plc Boards of Directors. 

Michele was formerly Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley’s European Insurance and Pensions business as well as being responsible for Morgan Stanley’s reinsurance operations globally. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 and also led the Fixed Income Capital Markets division in Italy. 

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley he was employed by Nomura Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to 2010, where he co-ran the Insurance business for Europe, Japan and Asia.  From 2003 to 2008, he worked with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. where he held various senior roles covering Italian and other European Insurance companies on the asset-side as well as capital management, DCM/ECM and reinsurance solutions. 

Before joining Lehman Brothers, he held senior roles at JPMorgan and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Michele holds a B.Sc. (cum laude) in Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi Milano.

Barry is Group Chief Financial Officer (designate) of Athora with responsibility for Finance, Actuarial, Tax and Corporate Control functions across the group. 

Barry has over 20 years' experience in international life insurance including 12 years at Aegon Ireland plc where he held a number of roles including Chief Financial Officer and, most recently, Managing Director. Prior to that, he worked at Irish Life & Permanent, a large domestic Irish insurance company.

Barry previously served on the boards of Aegon Ireland plc, Transamerica Life International Bermuda and Esprit Insurance. Barry has been an active member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, having chaired Cross Border Life Committee and been a member of its Life Committee.

He is a Fellow member of the both the Institute of Actuaries and Society of Actuaries in Ireland (2001) and holds a first class honours degree in Actuarial & Financial Studies from University College Dublin.

Henrik is Group Head of Balance Sheet Management at Athora and is responsible for reinsurance, capital and the group balance sheet. He is a Member of the Athora Life Re Ltd and Aegon Ireland plc Boards of Directors.

He was one of the co‐founders of RMR Advisors Ltd, a firm providing insurance related advisory services to Apollo, Athene and their affiliates. RMR Advisors was acquired by Athene in 2016, and formed the beginning of what is today Athora. Prior to that, Henrik worked at UBS in its Financial Institutions Group Investment Banking division, and in FICC Structuring.

Henrik holds a BSc degree from the Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway.

Ralf is Group General Counsel at Athora with responsibility for legal and compliance across the group. He is Vice-Chairman and Member of the Management Board at Athene Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG  as well as a Member of the Aegon Ireland plc Board of Directors.

Ralf has more than 13 years of experience in corporate M&A at international law firms such as DLA Piper and Dewey & LeBoeuf and within the Investment Banking division of Citigroup. 

A German qualified lawyer, Ralf also holds an honours degree from Frankfurt’s Goethe University.

Mark Suter is Group Chief Operating Officer at Athora, responsible for oversight of operations, IT, integration, communications and administration. He is also a Member of the Management Board for Athene Deutschland Holding and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board for Athene Lebensversicherung AG.

Mark was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Athene Holding Ltd. Prior to that, he co‐founded and was a senior executive of Countrywide Bank, which grew to $95bn in assets and was the 11th largest national bank in the US. Mark also managed a $1 billion distressed mortgage portfolio for an affiliate of Blackrock from 2008 to 2009 and was a management consultant in the banking and insurance industry from 1995 to 2000. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of EVO Banco, S.A.U. 

He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Athene Lebensversicherung AG

Aegon Ireland plc

Athora Life Re Ltd

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