Swiss Re names China head Ivan Gonzalez as CEO for Corporate Solutions

Gonzalez, CEO of Reinsurance China, will lead Swiss Re CorSo from 1 July, succeeding Andreas Berger who is set to take on the position of Group CEO.

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Swiss Re today announced that Ivan Gonzalez, currently serving as CEO Reinsurance China, will take on the role of CEO Corporate Solutions, effective from 1 July 2024. He takes over from Andreas Berger, who is set to assume the position of Group CEO in July.

Gonzalez currently serves as CEO Reinsurance China and China Country President, overseeing Property & Casualty and Life & Health businesses. His previous roles include leading the Corporate Solutions Business Unit in the Americas, managing North America from 2017 to 2021, and Latin America from 2011 to 2016.

Gonzalez also has experience in Asset Management and Group Strategy, having joined Swiss Re in 2001 through the company’s Graduates programme.

Christian Mumenthaler, Swiss Re’s Group Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am pleased that we were able to appoint such a strong internal successor to lead Corporate Solutions.

Ivan has deep knowledge of Corporate Solutions, after spending ten years in leadership roles there and helping to reposition the business from a generalist capacity provider to a specialised risk partner.

He also brings a global mindset, unique international experience – having worked in Beijing, Singapore, New York, São Paulo and Zurich – and proven leadership capabilities to the role.”

Additionally, Swiss Re announced that Moses Ojeisekhoba, CEO Global Clients and Solutions, will step down from his position on 31 August 2024 to pursue opportunities outside Swiss Re. Ojeisekhoba has been with Swiss Re for 12 years, significantly contributing to the company’s growth in Asia and the strong positioning of its Reinsurance businesses, the business said.

Christian Mumenthaler commented, “Over the past 12 years Moses made great contributions to the success of Swiss Re. After significantly growing our business in Asia in his first years with the company, he was instrumental in ensuring that our Reinsurance businesses are in a strong position today.”

He added that Moses had been the architect behind the groups Reinsurance Solutions unit, played a key role in making the Group’s 2023 reorganisation a success, and led a strategic review of iptiQ.

“On behalf of the entire executive team, I would like to thank Moses for his exceptional leadership, dedication and commitment. We wish him all the best for the future,” said Mumenthaler.

The businesses within Global Clients and Solutions Business Unit will be reassigned to other areas of the Group, Swiss Re said.

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