Swiss Re announce Andreas Berger as incoming Group CEO

Today, Swiss Re announced the appointment of Andreas Berger as Group CEO – taking over from Christian Mumenthaler – effective 1st July 2024.

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Tabitha Lambie | Editor, Protection Reporter
3rd April 2024
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"I’m looking forward to working with all my colleagues on the Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re's employees and the Board of Directors to further strengthen this franchise and serve Swiss Re's clients to achieve their goals."
- Andreas Berger, incoming Group CEO at Swiss Re

Prior to joining Swiss Re in 2019, Andreas Berger held several leadership positions at Boston Consulting Group, Gerling, and Allianz. At Swiss Re, Andreas currently serves as CEO of Corporate Solutions and he’s a member of the Group Executive Committee. Additionally, he works as Chairman of the International Insurance Society and Board Member of Advance, which is Swiss Re’s gender equality in business initiative.

Andreas will take over from Christian Mumenthaler as Group CEO at Swiss Re, effective 1st July 2024. At the same time, he’ll step down as CEO of Corporate Solutions - the selection process for his successor has already begun.

“The Board unanimously determined that Andreas Berger is the right person to build on the firm’s current momentum and lead Swiss Re into the next phase of its development,” explained Jacques de Vaucleroy, Vice-Chairman for the Board of Directors at Swiss Re. He believes Andreas has demonstrated a strong focus on execution while at the same time, innovating the business with data analytics-based solutions. “He will carry forward a culture of performance and achievements and strong leadership values,” he concluded.

On behalf of the Board, Jacques expressed his gratitude and appreciation for Christian’s strong commitment and his contributions to the success of the firm.

“It has been a true privilege to serve and lead Swiss Re for so long. I’m immensely thankful for the experience and for the progress the entire company has made during this time, rallying so much outstanding talent behind a meaningful purpose,” said Christian Mumenthaler, exiting Group CEO at Swiss Re.

He’s pleased to be handing over the helm during a time when Swiss Re has been able to deliver on its promises. “I feel now is the right moment for me to move on,” he said.

“I’m honoured by the Board’s decision to appoint me to lead this great company. Swiss Re has an outstanding global client franchise across (re)insurance and corporate solutions, underpinned by the incredibly strong Swiss Re brand and capital position,” added Andreas Berger, incoming Group CEO at Swiss Re.

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