Member of the Board of Directors
Pat Baird is the retired President and CEO of Aegon USA LLC, one of the largest life insurance and pension organizations in North America. He was also on the Management Board of its parent company, Aegon NV, and served as an international board member until his retirement in 2010. In addition to his responsibilities for the US operations, Mr. Baird was responsible for Aegon’s operations in Latin America and Asia.
Mr. Baird spent 33 years at Aegon USA and served in various roles throughout the organization including Chief Tax Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer prior to becoming CEO in 2002. He also led the firm’s mergers and acquisitions activities from 1990 until 2002 and completed over $12 billion of transactions in the US and in Latin America.
From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Baird served the life insurance industry as an executive committee board member of the American Council of Life Insurers, the trade organization representing 90% of the life insurance industry. Mr. Baird’s tenure as Chairman of the organization was from October 2008 until October 2009, at the height of the financial crisis. In his role as Chairman, Mr. Baird testified on behalf of the industry with the Senate Finance Committee, House Financial Services Committee and numerous times with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Today, Mr. Baird serves on the boards of QCR Holdings, a community bank holding company listed on the NASDAQ, and Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of QCR Holdings. He also serves on the board of FGL Holdings, an insurance holding company. Mr. Baird is active in his local community by serving on the boards of the Eastern Iowa Airport Commission and is the Treasurer and a founding director of the Zach Johnson Foundation. Mr. Baird joined the Lombard International Board of Directors in April 2017.