José Ramón González
José Ramón González is Chief Legal Officer of QBE North America, a division of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the world’s 20 largest insurance and reinsurance companies.
Until April 2014, José was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Torus, a Bermuda commercial insurance organization providing property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance products to a client base located primarily in the UK and continental Europe. At Torus, José had global responsibility over the legal and compliance function, as well as oversight over claims and internal audit.
José began practicing law in 1995 as a corporate associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges (WGM), working in the firm’s London and New York offices. In 1999, he joined the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of the Law Department of American International Group (AIG) as an Assistant General Counsel, representing AIG on a worldwide basis in acquisitions, depositions, joint ventures and investments relating to insurance and asset management businesses.
During this time with AIG, José spent a considerable amount of time working in Europe, East Asia and Latin America. In 2005, José was promoted to a senior position within the legal department of AIG’s insurance businesses eventually becoming Deputy General Counsel. During his tenure and until his departure to Torus in February 2011, José was a member of the law department’s Leadership Team overseeing the law department’s corporate function and providing legal support to a variety of business units.
José holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. He also holds a Masters in European Union Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.