Mr. Gillis has served as Athene Holding Ltd.’s Chief Executive Officer since June 2009 and is also a member of its board of directors.

Prior to founding Athene Holding Ltd., 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.

Prior to joining BSC, Mr. Gillis spent over three years at GenRe Financial Products providing ALM hedging solutions to U.S. life companies.

Mr. Gillis serves on our board as well as the boards of Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers Association (“BILTIR") and the Association of Bermuda International Companies (“ABIC").

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Richmond.