Swiss Re appoints Léger group CUO

Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Thierry Léger as group chief underwriting officer. Effective 1st September 2020, he succeeds Edi Schmid, who is stepping down for personal reasons.

Thierry Léger has been leading the Life Capital Business Unit, which combines Swiss Re’s ReAssure, elipsLife and iptiQ businesses, since its creation in January 2016. He joined Swiss Re as an engineering underwriter in P&C in 1997, before moving to Swiss Re New Markets in 2001, providing non-traditional solutions to insurance clients.

Between 2003 and 2005 he was a member of the executive team in France. From 2006, Thierry Léger assumed increasing responsibility for Swiss Re’s largest clients, developing risk and capital solutions, and ultimately becoming the Head of the Globals Division in 2010 and a member of the then existing board. In 2013, he assumed the role of head of life and health products, reinsurance.

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