AIG CEO fights against Cancer

The 66-year-old Robert Benmosche, American International Group Inc Chief Executive is receiving chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer.

In a letter to his co-workers at AIG he reported that he finds himself in a good state of being although the long term outcome and consequences of the treatment will only show in the next half-a-year.

The family-father Benmosche even finds motivation in the fight against cancer and assured his collegues to return to AIG as its CEO. "As I have said before, I have every intention of staying at AIG and seeing that path completed."

Since summer 2009, Benmosche took over the company that faced great difficulties after the financial crisis. Immediately after his CEO nomination, Benmosche changed the organization’s environment and its strategies drastically. This led the organization to great success, domestically and on external markets by selling billion-worth shares for example in their Asian businesses. Furthermore, government investments to support the company are being reduced faster than expected.

Clark Troy, analyst at Aite Group, praises his great benefits for the AIG: "Had this happened (cancer) three or four months ago it would have occasioned more fright for a path forward for the organization,"