Dennis Chookaszian is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and teaches courses in Corporate Governance as well as a course in International Corporate Governance at Cheung Kong University in China, and at IIPM in India.
He is the retired chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies where he served in numerous other executive capacities during his time there. Mr. Chookaszian was also a management consultant with Deloitte for eight years working on various financial and systems related assignments.
Mr. Chookaszian served as chairman of Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), which provides guidance to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on accounting matters for five years and completed his term in 2011. He is also a member of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group (FCAG), which is the international commission that was created to develop recommendations to solve the financial reporting problems associated with the current economic problems.
During his career, he has served as a director on the boards of eleven publicly traded corporations. He also serves as a director of a number of private corporations and has served as an arbitrator in ten diverse cases and an expert witness in five cases. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Management Consultant. In 2010, Mr. Chookaszian received the Outstanding Director Award from the Financial Times Outstanding Directors Exchange.