Mr. Littlefield was promoted to Aviva USA's chief operating officer in February 2008

Aviva USA has appointed Christopher Littlefield as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Mr. Littlefield has served as Aviva USA’s chief operating officer and led the company’s operational business units including insurance administration, information technology, marketing/brand, corporate affairs, the corporate program office, legal, compliance, and facilities. He will report to Thomas Godlasky, CEO for Aviva North America, who leads both the US Life and Annuity and Canadian Property and Casualty businesses.

Mr. Godlasky said: “I am very proud to make this appointment and pleased that Chris will lead Aviva’s U.S. Life and Annuity businesses. Chris’ overall talent, experience and passion for excellence made him the right person for this CEO position. Since joining Aviva, Chris has displayed outstanding leadership and dedication. He was a critical member of the team that managed the acquisition of AmerUs by Aviva plc in 2006 and ensured its smooth transition.”

Mr. Littlefield joined AmerUs Group in January 2006 as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. He was promoted to Aviva USA chief operating officer in February 2008.

Prior to that, Mr. Littlefield was with Dial Corporation in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he held a number of management positions since 1998, including senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. He also served as senior vice president and general manager of one of the Dial Corporation’s major business divisions.