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FM Global names Lawson chairman of the board

CEO expands role

President and CEO Tom Lawson has been elected chairman of the board by FM Global's board of directors. (Photo: Courtesy of FM Global)
President and CEO Tom Lawson has been elected chairman of the board by FM Global's board of directors. (Photo: Courtesy of FM Global)

Thomas A. Lawson, president and CEO of commercial and industrial property insurer FM Global, has been elected chairman of the board by FM Global’s board of directors. Lawson, who joined the company in 1979, succeeds Shivan S. Subramaniam, who served as board chairman since 2002. Subramaniam also was FM Global’s CEO from 1999 through 2014 until his retirement, at which time Lawson was named to the position.

“The board extends its gratitude to Shivan for his significant service as chairman of the board and as leader of FM Global,” said Lawson. “His innumerable contributions since joining the company in 1974 has secured FM Global’s position as a world-class commercial property insurance organization. He will be missed.”

Executive experience


During his career with FM Global, Lawson, a recognized expert in industrial manufacturing risk, has served in a variety of managerial positions, including executive vice president; senior vice president, engineering and research; vice president, operations manager – forest products; field vice president and operations underwriting manager; regional engineering manager; and operations manager. He is a graduate of Illinois State University, Normal, Ill., USA, where he received a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Related: Key findings for businesses from the 2017 FM Global Resilience Index report

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