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Global Ethics and Compliance Officer
ACE Ltd.
New York
Age: 43


After working initially at a law firm following her graduation from Columbia University School of Law, Audrey M. Samers joined the New York Insurance Department in 1998 as special counsel to the superintendent on Holocaust-related issues. She was named the department’s deputy superintendent and general counsel in 2001, where she served until joining ACE in 2006 as deputy global compliance officer and associate general counsel. Ms. Samers assumed her position as global ethics and compliance officer in January.


Early aspirations: "I didn’t intend to have this specific position, but I always wanted to have a career where I worked at a dynamic company with intelligent and energetic people who are also guided by ethics, and where I could help in that company’s growth."


Professional role model: "My mother instilled a lot of confidence in me and always made me feel I could achieve whatever I wanted. And at the same time, she taught me great values, to work hard, make smart choices, be honest, be loyal."


Advice to young women: "Find a mentor or someone they can trust to give advice and guide your choices and career decisions, and to build relationships with people that you can rely on."

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