Jeffrey W. Greenberg

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Jeffrey Wayne Greenberg (born 1951) is an American lawyer and business executive who served as chairman and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies from 1999 to 2004.

Early life and education[edit]

Greenberg is the son of Corinne Phyllis Zuckerman and Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG).

He earned a bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1973 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1976.


He began his career at Marsh & McLennan after graduation. Greenberg resigned as CEO of Marsh & McLennan after the firm was charged with rigging, and as part of a lucrative kickback scheme, "stifling competition" according to New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.[1]

He is currently chairman of the private equity firm he founded, Aquiline Holdings.[2]

Greenberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations,[3] serves as a trustee of the Brookings Institution, and has served as a member of Brown University's corporation.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Greenberg had a 14-year relationship with journalist Nikki Finke, getting engaged in 1974 and married in 1980. The couple divorced in 1982.[4]


  1. ^ Staff report (January 10, 2005). The Fallen Managers: Jeffrey Greenberg. The Best & Worst Managers Of The Year. Businessweek
  2. ^ a b Executive Profile: Jeffrey W. Greenberg J.D. Businessweek
  3. ^ "CFR Membership List" (PDF). 
  4. ^ Divorce, Corporate American Style. Divorce, Corporate American Style Divorce, Corporate American Style. NY Times