Our Leadership

You’re not simply a policy number at FM Global. You’re much more.

As a client, you become an owner in our mutual company. So, unlike at most companies, our clients have a voice in how we perform and manage. 

Our rigorous corporate governance program is made up of a board of directors, eight advisory boards, and five risk management executive councils. But most importantly, board-appointed clients also have a seat on the advisory and regional councils, and provide a vital perspective that inspires our long-term strategy.

  • Shivan S. Subramaniam


    Named chairman in 2002, Subramaniam served as president and CEO from 1999 to 2014. Prior to that, he was chairman and CEO at Allendale Insurance, a predecessor company of FM Global. Elected president of Allendale in 1992, he held a number of senior-level positions in finance and management after joining the company in 1974.

    Subramaniam received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, India, and has since earned two master's degrees—one in operations research from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, N.Y., USA, and another in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., USA. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., and an Honorary Doctor of Business from the University of Rhode Island, USA.

    In addition to his role at FM Global, Mr. Subramaniam holds seats on the board of directors for Citizens Financial Group and Lifespan Corporation, and is a member of the board of trustees of Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I.

  • Thomas A. Lawson

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Corporate Headquarters, United States

    Tom Lawson, a recognized expert in industrial manufacturing risk, leads the strategic and operational direction of FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

    Lawson has been with the company for more than 35 years and was named president and CEO in 2014. In his prior post as executive vice president, he provided oversight of the company’s global operations. Having held a variety of leadership positions, Lawson has served as senior vice president, engineering and research; vice president, operations manager, forest products; field vice president and operations underwriting manager; and regional engineering manager.

    Lawson is a graduate of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA, with a bachelor’s in occupational safety. He serves on the board of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


  • Jonathan W. Hall

    Chief Operating Officer

    Corporate Headquarters, United States

    Jonathan W. Hall is chief operating officer of FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers. He is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the company, which insures more than one third of Fortune 1000 companies and similar size organizations in more than 150 countries.

    Before assuming his current position in 2014, he was executive vice president and responsible for various divisions within the organization, including underwriting and reinsurance, claims and enterprise learning, marketing, engineering and research, information services and AFM, a member of the FM Global Group.

    Hall has dedicated more than 30 years to serving FM Global. He is a recognized expert in high-hazard risk industries including power generation and forest products. He was formerly senior vice president, underwriting and reinsurance and, before that, senior vice president, manager, Eastern division.

    Hall holds a bachelor of science degree in management from Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H., USA, and is a member of its President’s Council. He has also completed the Advanced Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.