Ellen Cooper Biography – Ellen Cooper Wiki
Ellen Cooper is executive vice president, chief investment officer and head of enterprise risk and annuity solutions group for Lincoln Financial Group and is a member of the company’s Senior Management Committee.
She joined Lincoln in 2012 as executive vice president and chief investment officer, and subsequently added the roles of head of Enterprise Risk and more recently, head of the Annuity Solutions group. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in developing and executing on the general and separate account investment strategy, overseeing over $300 billion in assets and managing the Corporation’s industry leading hedge program. She has also expanded her leadership role to include responsibility for Lincoln’s enterprise risk management function and was recently named head of the Corporation’s market-leading Annuity Solutions business. . In addition to her other roles, Cooper is a member of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Board.
Prior to Lincoln, Cooper was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she served as managing director and global head of insurance strategy. Earlier in her career, she was the chief risk officer for AEGON Americas. She also served as a Principal at Ernst & Young LLP and in an insurance consulting role at Towers Perrin.
On August 30, 2021, Lincoln Financial Group announced that Dennis R. Glass, president and CEO, will transition roles following the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders planned for next May, becoming the chairman of the board. Ellen G. Cooper, currently executive vice president, chief investment officer, head of Enterprise Risk and the Annuity Solutions group, will succeed Glass as president and CEO following the 2022 Annual Meeting. Cooper will also join the board at that time. Additionally, William H. Cunningham will become the lead independent director upon Glass becoming the board chair.
“The board has engaged in thoughtful long-term succession planning, and today’s announcement demonstrates the strength of that process as well as our depth of talent at the executive level to drive the Company’s continued growth and success,” said William Cunningham, Lincoln’s current board chair. “Ellen is an outstanding executive who is well-prepared to assume the role of president and CEO and continue to execute the sound strategy that she has played an important role in developing.”
“I’m humbled, honored, and excited to be asked to serve as the next president and CEO,” Cooper said. “Lincoln has a strong track record of delivering solid results supported by a powerful franchise with world class distribution, superior product manufacturing and industry-leading risk management. I want to thank Dennis for his mentorship, his vision, his optimism and his conviction to our leadership team, his genuine care and respect for our employees and his unwavering commitment to the partners and customers we serve. I also want to express my gratitude to my colleagues on the executive leadership team for their support and collaboration and to the highly talented, passionate employees who drive our success and execution. I look forward to leading this organization as we continue our long history of providing Americans products to help them plan, protect and invest to secure their financial future.”
Cooper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Actuarial Science from Temple University, as well as CERA, CFA and FSA designations.
Ellen Cooper Age
Ellen G. Cooper was born in 1964.