Monica Risam

General Counsel & Company Secretary, Aviva UK Life

Monica is a dual-qualified US/UK lawyer and leads the Aviva UK & Ireland Life legal and company secretarial team. Monica has held a number of senior legal roles within Aviva including General Counsel, Aviva Group and General Counsel, Aviva Europe and was promoted to her current role in May 2015 following the acquisition of Friends Life which resulted in Aviva UK Life becoming 65% of the Group. Monica joined Aviva in 2011 from GE Capital where she held a number of senior legal roles.  Monica began her legal career as an associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in London and New York and is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC.  Monica is also a non-executive member of the Elton John Aids Foundation’s Finance & Investment Committee. In her spare time, Monica is an advanced scuba diver and avid Arsenal fan!