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Thank you for your kind words about my Anthony

We have to admit being scooped by

The Royal Gazette’s Marina Mello in Wednesday’s Business Section front page story on my son Anthony Philip being appointed by the American International Group as the new President and CEO of its Bermuda subsidiary. But more than that, Marina goes on with that fabulous two column picture, purporting to show Anthony as being far more photographic than his father! Anthony did call me the day before, stating he had ‘received a promotion’. I thoroughly congratulated him, gaining his unreserved endorsement that it was a belated Mother’s Day present for his lawyer wife Michelle as well as his own late and lamented mother Ismay Philip. Be that as it may, I take this opportunity to thank the many persons who have gone out of their way to call or otherwise intercept me with congratulations for Anthony. And I have taken note of the blogs appended to Marina Mello’s article. In his new role, Anthony will be responsible for leading AIG’s business strategies in Bermuda as part of AIG’s Americas Region. He will manage all of AIG’s daily operations in the country, including financial and general business matters. Mr Philip will oversee regulatory matters and will act as AIG’s principal liaison with the BMA. In addition, he will serve on the boards of American International Reinsurance Company, Ltd (AIRCO) and American International Overseas Limited. “We are very pleased to have Mr. Philip leading our operations in the country,” stated Rob Schimek, the President and CEO of AIG for the Americas. “He brings a wealth of knowledge about the business and regulatory environment in Bermuda through his background in corporate law and previous experience working at the Bermuda Monetary Authority.” Mr Philip joined AIG in 2008 as senior vice President and general counsel for AIG in Bermuda, where he was responsible for advising on Bermuda law, regulation, and corporate governance, and managing corporate administration and compliance for the 35 AIG companies in Bermuda. He also acted as company secretary for all AIG companies in Bermuda. AIG has customers in more than 130 countries and is one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer Prior to joining AIG, Mr Philip was part of the senior management team of Flagstone Reinsurance and West End Capital Management. He has also served as a corporate attorney in two law firms in the country, and was a manager at the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Anthony holds a BSc in management and industrial relations from Seton Hall University, and he earned his LLB from the University of London. He was Called to the Bar of England and Wales and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Bermuda in 1993. At Seaton Hall he became one of its track and field stars, as he was in Bermuda, representing his country in the CARIFTA Games. He is a Berkeley Institute graduate and is an active member and Elder of Calvary Gospel where he and his family regularly worship.

Anthony Philip