Michael Downing

West Des Moines, United States of America

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Athene

Michael S. Downing serves as Athene’s Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company, including IT, Operations, Product Management, Marketing, and Athene’s Bermuda operations. 

Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Downing served as Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary and was responsible for global actuarial valuation, modeling, pricing, product development, and product go-to-market.

Prior to joining Athene, Mr. Downing spent seven years at The Allstate Corporation, with increasing responsibility over time. His final role included responsibility for product, actuarial, asset liability management, marketing, and finance. Prior to Allstate, Mr. Downing was a Senior Partner at Aon Hewitt, leading the International Consulting practice following assignments in the UK and Switzerland.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and serves on the board of directors for the Greater Des Moines Partnership.