Finance and insurance multinational AIG announced last week that Lisa M. Buckingham has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Global Head of AIG Enterprise Design and Life & Retirement Separation Initiatives. The role is a newly created one, and the appointment is effective April 2021.
Buckingham, a highly accoladed HR leader, joins AIG from Lincoln Financial Group, where she served as Executive Vice President and Chief People, Place and Brand Officer. Her ambit in that role covered a wide range from organizational design and leadership development, to culture, communications, and talent development. She has over three decades of corporate management experience and has been regularly recognized for the work in the field. Most recently, she was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2018, and in 2017 she was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive Magazine.
Her new appointment to AIG's executive team is intended to support the transition as AIG spins off its life and retirement business under the leadership of CEO Peter Zaffino.
She said of the upcoming role: “I am excited to join AIG as it begins a new era under the leadership of Peter Zaffino, and to work with Peter and the other members of his leadership team on the separation of the Life & Retirement business from AIG. In this newly created role, I look forward to helping AIG unlock significant value for its shareholders and other stakeholders.”