Christopher Welp

West Des Moines, United States of America

Executive Vice President of Insurance Operations, Athene

Christopher Welp is Executive Vice President of Insurance Operations at Athene, where he is responsible for all of Athene USA’s insurance operations, including annuity new business, annuity post issue processing and claims, contact centers, agency services, inbound and outbound mail services and operational shared services. He also oversees facilities management and procurement. Prior to assuming his current role in 2013, Christopher served as Executive Vice President of Insurance Operations for Aviva USA. Previously, he held progressive roles in tax, finance and operations at ING (now known as Voya Financial), culminating as chief operating officer of ING’s Retail Annuity business. Before that, he was with Ernst & Young.

Christopher has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Iowa and is a certified public accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.