Council Members


Doug Niemann has served as Athene’s Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since May 2020. Mr. Niemann is responsible for overseeing the enterprise risk management functions, as well as providing key support in connection with strategic operating decisions across the Athene organization.

Mr. Niemann brings over 25 years of experience and expertise in risk management related to insurance. Prior to joining Athene, Mr. Niemann was the Senior Managing Director of Investment Management and Chief Investment Risk Officer for Guardian Life Insurance Company. Before joining Guardian Life Insurance Company, he was the Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Global Insurance Solutions at JP Morgan Asset Management and prior to that served as the Managing Director and Head of Asset Liability Management at AIG Asset Management. He also held the positions of Head of Investment and Financial Risk and Head of Group Risk Modeling at Zurich Financial Services.

Mr. Niemann received a Master in Business Administration in risk management and insurance as well as finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Business in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Northwestern University in 1992.