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Michel M. Liès

Michel M. Liès – Group Chief Executive Officer (photo)

Michel M. Liès (1954), Luxembourg
Group Chief Executive Officer

Professional experience

Michel M. Liès joined Swiss Re in 1978, working initially for the life markets in Latin America and then Europe from 1983 to 1993. Moving to the non-life sector in 1994, he took responsibility for the Spanish market, becoming Head of the Southern Europe / Latin America Department in 1999. In 2000, he was appointed Head of the Europe Division of the Property & Casualty Business Group. In 2005, he assumed the position of Head Client Markets and was appointed member of the Group Executive Committee. Michel was Chairman Global Partnerships from January 2011 until becoming Group CEO in February 2012.

External appointments

  • Board member of Fördergesellschaft des Instituts für Versicherungswirtschaft, St. Gallen
  • Board member of Geneva Association
  • Board member of Global Risk Forum
  • Board member of Insurance Europe’s Reinsurance Advisory Board (RAB)
  • Board member of IMD Foundation Board
  • Board member of Pan-European Insurance Forum (PEIF)
  • Board member of Swiss American Chamber of Commerce
  • Voting member of The Conference Board

Educational background

  • DipMath, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
  • Stanford Executive Program 1991, Stanford University, USA
  • Senior Executive Program 1995-1996, Harvard University, USA