Michael S. Downing

EVP, COO, and Chief Actuary at Athene
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Michael is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Actuary at Athene. Michael teams with senior leadership to develop large-scale strategies, procedures, and plans for the business. His responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, implementing the strategic business plan, and leading a team of talented professionals to attain the performance goals and maximize customer satisfaction. In his role, it’s also important to seek a balanced commitment to shareholders and policyholders as his team works to protect their policyholders by being prudent stewards of capital and drive profitable growth through responsible underwriting of new business.

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