Jerry Komisar

Vice President, Starr Companies

Mr.  Komisar served for thirty-one years with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Clandestine Service.  His initial concentration and assignments were focused on China, where he served as an interpreter/translator in Chinese, produced political/economic analyses on China and Taiwan, and acted as a senior advisor to the United States government on China issues. He served abroad in several countries in East and Southeast Asia, and Europe.

In-between foreign tours, Mr. Komisar occupied senior positions at CIA Headquarters, the last of which put him on the CIA board that oversaw the production of the President’s Daily Brief.  Mr. Komisar finished his CIA career as Director of the Crime and Narcotics Center, which was responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and disrupting worldwide illicit crop cultivation, the processing of illegal drugs, and their transport to the United States.  He worked closely with US and international law enforcement agencies in helping to break up drug trafficking organizations and dismantling money laundering operations.  

Mr. Komisar retired from the CIA in 2000 and immediately went to work for Mr. Greenberg at AIG, where for the next nine years he provided risk analysis and assessment services to AIG managers and clients.  He joined the Starr Companies in 2012, where he currently oversees production of Starr’s Executive Intelligence Brief and other security assessments, working in close support of Starr’s insurance and investment units, and many of its clients.

Mr. Komisar can be reached at

A.M. Best Financial Strength Rating

Starr Indemnity & Liability Company holds an A.M. Best financial strength rating (FSR) of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XIV, and an issuer credit rating (ICR) of "a".

Starr Syndicate Limited at Lloyd's of London holds an A.M. Best FSR of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and a Standard & Poor's rating of "A+" (Strong) (Lloyd's of London market ratings).

Effective Date: October 20, 2014

Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company holds an A.M. Best FSR of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and a ICR of "a".

Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd. holds an A.M. Best FSR of “A” (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV an ICR of “a”.

Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited holds an A.M. Best FSR rating of “A” (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and an ICR of “a”.