Kevin M. Rampe
General Counsel, North America & Director of Global Legal Operations, Chubb Group
Kevin M. Rampe is the general counsel for Chubb North America and director of global legal operations for Chubb Group. He previously served as the global compliance and business ethics officer for the ACE Group of Companies. The Chubb Group is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. It is composed of leading insurance and reinsurance companies that serve a variety of clients around the world, from large multinational corporations to high net worth individuals. Rampe is responsible for all legal matters for the company's North American insurance operations, as well as oversight of all global legal operations for the Chubb Group. Rampe also serves as:
- Founding trustee and member of the Buildings, Finance and Investment Committee and the Executive Committee of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum;
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Federation of New York;
- Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission of New York City;
- Director and a member of the Audit Committee of Global Container Terminals, a privately held corporation owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan that operates container terminals in Vancouver, Canada, and the New York City metropolitan area.
Prior to joining the ACE Group (now Chubb Group), Rampe was appointed president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) on March 4, 2003, and served in that role through May 2005. He was appointed as chairman of the LMDC in May 2006 and served as chairman through May 2007. Rampe was appointed to serve on the LMDC’s audit committee in March 2008 and served in that capacity and on LMDC’s board through April 2014. During Rampe’s tenure as president, the city/state agency launched the international World Trade Center Memorial Competition, leading to the selected memorial design, “Reflecting Absence”; and he worked with Studio Daniel Libeskind to refine the master site plan, preserving the selected plan’s vision while producing a buildable site plan. Rampe also directed the development of a plan for the World Trade Center complex's cultural core as well as off-site studies to redevelop lower Manhattan. Prior to his appointment, Rampe served as executive vice president of the LMDC from the agency’s inception. Rampe has been widely lauded for his contribution in stabilizing lower Manhattan in the immediate aftermath of the attacks and in leading the development of the plan for the rebuilding of lower Manhattan, including recognition in February 2005 by Crain’s New York Business as one of its “New York City 40 Under 40 Rising Stars.”
Prior to joining the LMDC, he served as first deputy superintendent and chief operating officer of the New York State Insurance Department, managing the leading insurance regulatory agency in the country with a staff of approximately 1,500 people. Rampe led the department’s initiative to safeguard the personal information of New Yorkers throughout the state, instituting landmark privacy reforms that served as a model for the rest of the nation. Rampe also oversaw the demutualization of some of the largest mutual insurance companies in the United States and led speed to market, codification and other initiatives that modernized the agency’s operations. Prior to joining the Insurance Department, Rampe was first assistant counsel to the governor, where he served as former New York Governor George Pataki’s senior legal advisor on insurance, banking, civil justice, worker’s compensation, and labor matters. He drafted and successfully negotiated legislation to lower insurance rates, protect consumers, and punish businesses that violate New York State’s wage and labor laws.
Prior to joining the Pataki administration in 1996, Rampe was a litigator at the New York law firm Shearman & Sterling, where he worked on domestic and international securities, antitrust and contract litigation, and arbitration. Following the 1991 Gulf War, Rampe represented the government of Kuwait in preparing claims against Iraq arising from environmental and health damage suffered by the people of Kuwait. He received his BA, cum laude, from Union College and his JD, magna cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. He also has received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Union College, where he was the commencement speaker in June 2004.
He lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Christine, and their children William, Matthew, Lily, and Emma.