Athene Life Re Ltd.

96 Pitts Bay Road Pembroke, HM08, Bermuda
Athene Life Re Ltd. (“ALRe”), a Bermuda-based reinsurance company, was incorporated in 2009 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Athene Holding Ltd. ("Athene Holding") and was its first operating company. ALRe’s core business is fixed annuity reinsurance, through which ALRe partners with life and annuity insurance companies to develop solutions to their capital requirements, enhance their presence in the retirement market and improve their financial results.

Company Staff

Barry McDonald
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. McDonald joined in March 2015 as the Chief Risk Officer of ALRe. Mr. McDonald has extensive experience in the Bermuda insurance market, having spent over 25 years on the island as a financial professional in various roles. Most recently, Mr. McDonald was a consultant for Beecher & Carlson, evaluating and reviewing financial activity and accounting processes of U.S. and Lloyd’s syndicate contracts.
Frank L. (Chip) Gillis
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gillis has served as our Chief Executive Officer since June 2009 and is also a member of our board of directors. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Gillis was a Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns & Company (“BSC”) and was Head of the Bear Stearns’ Insurance Solutions Group. In this position, he led BSC’s entry into the funding agreement-backed note business and created the turn-key Premium Asset Trust Series (“PATS”) program.
Zac Jones
Chief Financial Officer
Zachary Jones has served as ALRe's Chief Financial Officer since March 2015 and Principal Representative of ALRe since 2011. Mr. Jones also served as Chief Accounting Officer of ALRe since July 2012. Prior to joining the company Mr. Jones was the Chief Financial Officer of ING’s Annuity Division responsible for over $50 billion of variable annuities and $20 billion of fixed annuities under management which, during its height, generated annual pre-tax income of approximately $500 million.