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Donald Kramer ’58

Donald Kramer ’58

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ILS Capital

  • Former Chair, Board of Trustees of BCF (1992-1996)

Donald Kramer, Chairman and CEO of ILS Capital Management, has a long history of participation in the insurance and reinsurance business. He was the founder and CEO of several successful reinsurance companies in both the United States and Bermuda. He also leads several non-profit organizations, including the American Ballet Theater in New York, where he was elected chairman in 2011; the National Dance Foundation of Bermuda; and Bermuda First, a think tank dedicated to providing thoughtful insight into Bermuda’s society and economy. 

Mr. Kramer earned an M.B.A. from New York University, and both a B.A. in economics and an honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Brooklyn College. He is also a CFA (Charted Financial Analyst). He has been a trustee of the Brooklyn College Foundation for more than three decades. 

In 2011, Mr. Kramer received The Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour of the British Empire for both his work and philanthropy in Bermuda. Most recently, he received the Free Enterprise Award from the Insurance Federation of New York, Inc., and he will be a 2016 inductee to The Insurance Hall of Fame, an honor awarded by the International Insurance Society.