John R. Dacey, previously Group Chief Strategy Officer, was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer effective 1 April 2018, succeeding David Cole who had decided to step down as Group Chief Financial Officer. With that change, the two roles of Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Chief Strategy Officer were merged.
The Group EC consists of 12 members since 1 April 2018, whereas it was composed of 13 members before.
Russell Higginbotham was appointed CEO Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President EMEA and a member of the Group EC effective 1 September 2018. Russell succeeded Jean-Jacques Henchoz, who had decided to pursue an opportunity outside Swiss Re.
Anette Bronder (previously a member of the Management Board at T-Systems International) was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Group EC with effect from 1 July 2019, succeeding Thomas Wellauer, who will retire on 30 June 2019.
Andreas Berger (former Chief Regions & Markets Officer and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE) was appointed CEO Corporate Solutions and a member of the Group EC with effect from 1 March 2019. He succeeds Agostino Galvagni, who had decided to step down from Swiss Re at the end of 2018.