Robert Edward Lewis is an expert in enterprise risk management (ERM) for complex financial institutions. His experience spans all areas of ERM, including credit, market, insurance, operational and liquidity risk. He has been a leader in all aspects of risk management, including risk governance, risk policy, business decision-making, risk framework design, implementation, maintenance and financial controls remediation. He has held leadership positions in both banking and insurance.
Currently Mr. Lewis consults boards of directors and executive management on practical means of effective oversight of risk management in complex organizations. He is a partner at CLK2 Strategic Partners LLC, a firm dedicated to assisting clients in enhancing growth and value in their businesses. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Landmark College, the leader for creating successful learning strategies for students with learning disabilities, ADHD and ASD.
Mr. Lewis was a member of the senior management team at American International Group, Inc. from 1993 through 2011. He served as AIG's first Chief Credit Officer and from 2004 as its Chief Risk Officer. As Chief Risk Officer, Mr. Lewis was asked to assume leadership of the company's internal control remediation program and, throughout the financial crisis, worked with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U. S. Treasury in mitigating the systemic and idiosyncratic risk factors at AIG, culminating in an agreement on AIG's repayment of the support provided during the crisis.
Prior to AIG Mr. Lewis held executive positions in both marketing and risk management for over 17 years at ING Bank North America and at JPMorgan Chase.
Mr. Lewis received a BA from Davidson College and an MA from Duke University, both in Germanic Languages and Literature