Changes in 2019 and 2020
Changes in 2019
Andreas Berger (former Chief Regions & Markets Officer and a 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 decided to step down from Swiss Re at the end of 2018. 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 retired on 30 June 2019. Nigel Fretwell, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, and Hermann Geiger, Group Chief Legal Officer, were appointed as new members of the Group EC with effect from 1 July 2019. Russell Higginbotham (former CEO Reinsurance Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Regional President EMEA) was appointed CEO Reinsurance Asia and Regional President Asia with effect from 8 July 2019. He succeeds Jayne Plunkett, who decided to pursue a new opportunity outside Swiss Re. Urs Baertschi, previously President Reinsurance Latin America, was appointed CEO Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President EMEA and a member of the Group EC with effect from 1 September 2019, succeeding Russell Higginbotham, who was appointed CEO Reinsurance Asia and Regional President Asia. The Group EC has therefore consisted of 14 members since 1 July 2019; prior to that, it consisted of 12 members.
Changes in 2020
Jonathan Isherwood (current Head of Globals Reinsurance) will succeed J. Eric Smith, CEO Reinsurance Americas and Regional President Americas assuming the responsibility as CEO Reinsurance Americas, effective 1 April 2020, and as Regional President Americas and a member of the Group EC, effective 14 August 2020, when J. Eric Smith retires.