X. Rick Niu

President & CEO, Starr Strategic Holdings, LLC

Mr. Niu oversees all aspects of Starr's global capability that meets the investment, wealth management, insurance and other strategic needs of emerging-market investors doing business in the U.S. and around the world, as well as companies and local governments in developed and developing countries seeking international investments that support commercial growth, capital optimization and job creation.  Additionally, he serves as Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Starr Property & Casualty Insurance (China) Co., Ltd.

Mr. Niu is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Committee of 100. He is actively involved in efforts supporting Starr's historic commitment to U.S.-China relations.

Prior to Starr, Mr. Niu held various senior leadership and management positions in North America, Europe and Asia with ING Group NV, American International Group, and China International Trust & Investment Corporation.

Mr. Niu earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. He also attended the Financial Services Senior Executive Leadership Program at INSEAD in Paris and Singapore.

A.M. Best Financial Strength Rating

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

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

Effective Date: May 23, 2017

Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company holds an A.M. Best financial strength rating of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and an issuer credit rating of "a."

Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd. holds an A.M. Best financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV an issuer credit rating of “a.”

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