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Annual Report 2018

Russell Higginbotham

Russell Higginbotham – Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)/ Regional President EMEA (photo)

Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)/Regional President EMEA
Born: 1967
Nationality: British

Professional experience

Russell Higginbotham started his career 1986 with a UK life insurer. From 1991, he worked as a Senior Marketing Analyst for Munich Re. Russell Higginbotham joined Swiss Re in 1995 and served in various roles in the Life & Health Reinsurance development and strategy teams. Between 2002 and 2005, he was Life & Health Country Manager for Japan and subsequently for South Korea. In 2006, he moved to Sydney and served as Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re’s Australia and New Zealand operations. From 2010 to 2015, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance UK & Ireland, based in London, and was named Head of Life & Health Products Reinsurance in 2016. On 1 September 2018, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance EMEA, Regional President EMEA and member of the Group Executive Committee.

Educational background

  • BA (Hons) Business, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • MBA, Henley Management College, United Kingdom