Meet Global Atlantic

We are a leading U.S. retirement and life insurance company, built on a unique heritage, with an enduring commitment to keep the promises we make.


Addressing your
financial protection needs

With competitive and innovative product designs, leading investment and integrated risk management, and highly experienced leadership – Global Atlantic is committed to addressing your financial protection needs. Today – and tomorrow.

Learn about our business, our approach, our people and our passion.

GAFG Timeline

Our History

The history of Global Atlantic is defined by patience and vision converging with opportunity and experience. Global Atlantic brings together people with deep experience at all levels of our organization garnered through decades of experience gained both at predecessor companies and throughout the industry.

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Global Atlantic Leadership


Allan Levine

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Allan Levine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is the co-founder of Global Atlantic. Previously he served as the CEO for the Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group (GSRG), which became Global Atlantic upon separation from Goldman Sachs in 2013. His vision and strategic direction have guided the company from inception into a leader in the U.S. retirement and life insurance market. Prior to founding GSRG and assuming his current role, Allan was co-head of Goldman Sachs’ Firmwide Strategy Group. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1997, and was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2006.


Rob Arena


As Co-President of Global Atlantic, Rob is highly engaged in the day-to-day management of the business and the company’s overall strategy. Rob has oversight over the Retail businesses, as well as marketing and communication for the company. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including leadership of The Hartford’s annuity business and President, Hartford Mutual Funds. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President for American Skandia/Prudential Annuities.


Gilles Dellaert

Co-President and Chief Investment Officer

As Co-President of Global Atlantic, Gilles is highly engaged in the day-to-day management of the business and the company’s overall strategy. He also oversees all of Global Atlantic’s Investment Office, which includes all of our investment and reinsurance activity. In addition, he is Chairman of the Investment Committee. Previously, he worked in Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division Credit Trading business. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 after having worked for J.P. Morgan Securities.


Kim Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Kim joined Global Atlantic as a founding member. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for oversight of the firm’s Accounting, Actuarial, Risk Management, Corporate Development, Tax and Internal Audit departments. Previously, he worked in Goldman Sachs’ Financial Institutions Investment Banking division. Kim graduated from Brown University summa cum laude.


Paula Nelson

President, Retirement

Paula joined Global Atlantic from Forethought. Previously, she had served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Transamerica Capital, Inc. and Managing Director for AEGON Financial Services Group, Inc., where she was responsible for business development with AEGON’s top institutional business partners in the United States.


Dan O’Shea

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dan is responsible all of Human Resources at Global Atlantic inclusive of talent management and recruiting, compensation, benefits, performance management and all HR needs of the business. Prior to joining Global Atlantic, he spent 12 years in Human Resources at The Hartford in roles of increasing scope and responsibility. He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Boston College and a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Connecticut.


Samuel Ramos

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary

Samuel is General Counsel and Secretary of Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited. He is responsible for Global Atlantic’s Legal, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Regulatory and Government Affairs departments. Prior to Global Atlantic, he worked with numerous businesses in Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division. He also served as law clerk to Judge C. Arlen Beam of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals before joining the New York law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he specialized in securities law.


Manu Sareen

Head of Reinsurance and M&A, and CEO, Global Atlantic Re Limited

Manu Sareen is Head of Reinsurance and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) for Global Atlantic and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Global Atlantic Re. He is responsible for driving company growth through reinsurance and block acquisitions. During Manu’s time leading the reinsurance effort for Global Atlantic, the company has completed more than $42 billion in reinsurance and M&A deals. Prior to joining, he worked in the investment banking group at Wasserstein Perella and helped start, a leading provider of internet-based payment services.


Dave Wilken

President, Life

Dave brings more than 30 years of experience to his role as President, Traditional Life. He is responsible for life insurance business operations, including sales, product development, new business and underwriting. Formerly President of Individual Life for Voya’s Insurance Solutions business, where he had oversight of all Individual Life sales distribution, with a focus on growth in the accumulation and indexed market segments.


Community Relations

Making a Difference

Global Atlantic believes we have a responsibility to support the communities where we work, and we focus our charitable efforts around this community-oriented philosophy.

  • Employees in each office are empowered to choose the local organizations we support to make a difference where we live and work.

  • Global Atlantic allocates funds each year for each of our 10 offices' local charitable endeavors.

  • Volunteer days provide an opportunity for employees to spend a day out of the office, giving back to the local community.

A Matching Gift Program encourages personal giving by matching employee charitable donations to eligible organizations.