The financial strength and expanded scope of this combined region will allow Swiss Re to efficiently enable the European insurance industry to move forward on key priorities. These include reducing underinsurance through technology-based natural catastrophe insurance, further progressing product development to meet the needs of digital consumers and strengthening the use of reinsurance as a tailored tool for efficient capital management.
Over the last 15 years, Claudia Cordioli has built a solid management track-record at Swiss Re. She has served as CFO for the EMEA Reinsurance Division, playing an instrumental role in improving the capital efficiency of Swiss Re's Group carriers in Europe, and her leadership of the Iberia, Mediterranean and Italy markets, starting 2016, has led to strong results in terms of growth and profitability across these regions. Her active participation on Boards and Management Committees of Swiss Re subsidiaries in several European countries gave Claudia exposure to strategic, regulatory and financial matters across the region. An Italian citizen, Claudia holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Verona in Italy and completed her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exams in the United States in 2007.
The appointment follows the move of Ivo HUX, currently head of the France Benelux and Switzerland region to the role of General Manager of Swiss Re Europe S.A., Luxemburg.
Jean-Jacques HENCHOZ, CEO Reinsurance EMEA for Swiss Re says: "The consolidated Western and Southern European region offers Swiss Re a stronger basis to approach this significant group of insurance markets. This move gives us the strategic focus to strengthen our long-established relationships and to help our partners grow, especially through technological innovation and tailored reinsurance solutions. Claudia Cordioli's work in helping our partners close protection gaps, especially regarding natural catastrophe protection, as well as her strong financial knowledge, make her the ideal choice to lead our partnerships in this region."