CIO OF THE YEAR
Mary Kotch embodies everything the Women in IT Series celebrates. She has demonstrated a passion for technological excellence coupled with a greater passion for developing people and teams. Mary focuses on innovatively shaping approaches to save valuable time and resources and streamlines processes for cost effective delivery to business partners. She holds multiple technology certifications and in her personal time volunteers with STEM organizations for young adults. Mary is passionate about building up IT talent and working with colleges and universities to enhance their curriculum for technology students. Mary also mentors fellow female technologists to help them attain executive level positions.
As Global CIO, Mary is overseeing and standardizing functional delivery for each of the company’s subsidiaries around the world. Each subsidiary CIO reports directly to Mary, and she is creating a cohesive, collaborative global team throughout the IT organization. With her diverse background in technology, application development, product development and law, Mary is able to strengthen the organisations strategic market positioning. Mary has the outstanding ability to identify and deliver innovation opportunities to both empower business users and increase market differentiation amongst competitors.
With years of experience managing reinsurance data science/research and portfolio platforms, leading transformational programs and managing complex Global IT Shared Service Centers for PMO, Development, QA and IT Operations, Mary has proved her worth as this year’s CIO of the Year
Mary Kotch was appointed Aspen Insurance Holding Ltd. as Chief Information Officer in 2019. She also served in executive roles at: Validus Group as Global EVP & CIO Innovation; AIG as CIO for Latin America and the Caribbean and CTO for North America; and at MetLife Investments as VP of Technology.
Mary has been featured in Executive Profile Magazine, and was recently selected as “2019 Top 50 Women in Technology” and “One of the 30 Most Influential Women in Business.”