Bob Benmosche

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Robert Herman Benmosche (, May 29, 1944 – February 27, 2015) was the president and chief executive officer of American International Group (NYSE: AIG).wikipedia
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He was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer by the US Department of Treasury and AIG Board of Directors to succeed Edward M. Liddy.
In August 2009, Robert Benmosche took over as CEO and Harvey Golub as chairman.

New York Military Academy

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He graduated from New York Military Academy in 1962, and from Alfred University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.

Lafayette Theatre (Suffern)

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In 2001, Benmosche purchased the 1923 Lafayette Theatre in his hometown of Suffern, New York, and successfully led its historic preservation effort.
In the late 1990s, the Lafayette's future as a single-screen neighborhood movie palace was uncertain until Robert Benmosche, a resident of Suffern and chairman of MetLife Insurance (later chairman of AIG), saw the potential of the Lafayette building and purchased the property in 2001, making repairs to the roof and exterior in order to prevent more serious damage from occurring.

American International Group

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Robert Herman Benmosche (, May 29, 1944 – February 27, 2015) was the president and chief executive officer of American International Group (NYSE: AIG).
AIG's board of directors named Bob Benmosche CEO on August 3, 2009, to replace Liddy, who earlier in the year announced his retirement.

MetLife

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Benmosche left Paine Webber to join the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1995.
MetLife named Robert H. Benmosche as chairman and CEO in July 1999.

Peter Hancock (businessman)

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Peter Hancock took over the role of CEO on September 1, 2014.
In 2010, at the recommendation of officials at PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Hancock was hired on as executive vice-president of Finance, Risk and Investments at AIG by the then-CEO, Bob Benmosche.

New York Stock Exchange

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Robert Herman Benmosche (, May 29, 1944 – February 27, 2015) was the president and chief executive officer of American International Group (NYSE: AIG).

Brooklyn

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Benmosche was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Jews

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Benmosche traced his Jewish lineage back to Lithuania, where his great-grandfather, Moshe Kreiskol, was one of the first Jews to serve in the tsar's army in the 1830s.

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Benmosche traced his Jewish lineage back to Lithuania, where his great-grandfather, Moshe Kreiskol, was one of the first Jews to serve in the tsar's army in the 1830s.

Alfred University

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He graduated from New York Military Academy in 1962, and from Alfred University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.

Arthur D. Little

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Benmosche began his career when he joined Arthur D. Little and Information Science as a consultant.

Mutual organization

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During his tenure, he oversaw MetLife's successful transition from mutual company to publicly traded firm.

Credit Suisse

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After being a member of the board of Credit Suisse AG for eleven years, Benmosche retired in April 2013.

Suffern, New York

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In 2001, Benmosche purchased the 1923 Lafayette Theatre in his hometown of Suffern, New York, and successfully led its historic preservation effort.

Dubrovnik

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Benmosche owned Villa Splendid in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Napa Valley AVA

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In 2006, Benmosche purchased land and imported 1500 Zinfandel plants from Napa Valley, California.

Andrew Cuomo

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During his first meeting with employees, Benmosche stated that Congress was composed of "crazies," that he would not cooperate if asked to testify before Congress, and that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who had investigated AIG, "doesn't deserve to be in government."

Business jet

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He later asked for a personal private jet and said that he might quit over government-imposed pay restrictions.

Lung cancer

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In 2010, Benmosche was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Charlie Rose

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In an interview with Charlie Rose in December 2012, Benmosche said that he would stay at his current position for two more years.

Lehman Brothers

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This was seen as a reference to the $165 million in bonuses paid out in March 2009 to employees of AIG's "financial products" division, which sold the credit derivatives that put AIG deeply in debt after the Lehman Brothers collapse and compelled the Federal Reserve to bail out AIG with an $85 billion loan six months earlier, that eventually ballooned to $182.7 billion.

Federal Reserve

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This was seen as a reference to the $165 million in bonuses paid out in March 2009 to employees of AIG's "financial products" division, which sold the credit derivatives that put AIG deeply in debt after the Lehman Brothers collapse and compelled the Federal Reserve to bail out AIG with an $85 billion loan six months earlier, that eventually ballooned to $182.7 billion.

Elijah Cummings

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His comments were labeled insensitive, offensive and tasteless by a number of commentators, with Congressman Elijah Cummings calling for him to resign.