Michel M. Liès

Group Chief Executive Officer

Born: 1954

Nationality: Luxembourg

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

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 Southern Europe/Latin America Division. 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 October 2010 until becoming Group CEO in February 2012.

External appointments

  • Chairman of the Global Reinsurance Forum
  • Board member of Geneva Association
  • Member of Insurance Europe’s Reinsurance Advisory Board (RAB)
  • Member of Pan-European Insurance Forum (PEIF)
  • Member of the Board of Directors Swiss American Chamber of Commerce
  • Voting member of The Conference Board
  • Member of IMD Foundation Board
  • Board member of the Society for the Promotion of the Institute of Insurance Economics, St. Gallen

Educational background

  • Master of Science in Mathematics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
  • Stanford Executive Program 1991, Stanford University, USA
  • Senior Executive Program 1995–1996, Harvard University, USA