Global Reinsurance Forum appoints Emmanuel Clarke as Chairman, Jean-Jacques Henchoz as Vice Chairman

9 June 2020 — press.release
At a recent meeting of the Global Reinsurance Forum (GRF) Emmanuel Clarke, President and CEO PartnerRe, has assumed the role of GRF Chairman for a two-year term, succeeding Kevin O'Donnell, CEO RenaissanceRe, who became Chairman in 2018. Jean-Jacques Henchoz, CEO Hannover Re, was elected Vice Chairman.

Emmanuel Clarke said:

20200609-ec-1"As businesses, people and governments battle with the Covid-19 situation and its deeper ramifications, the global reinsurance industry has the opportunity and responsibility to leverage its expertise in risk management and resilience building for the benefit of our societies and economies. I am excited to take the helm of the GRF at this critical juncture and, on behalf of all Members, wish to express my gratitude to Kevin for leading the GRF over the past two years."

Jean-Jacques Henchoz commented:

20200609-hjj-1"It is a privilege to serve as the GRF's Vice Chair. As globalisation is receding and with protectionism on the rise, the Forum's mission to promote an open and fair framework for global reinsurance markets and raise the understanding of the value of reinsurance to economies and societies, is more important than ever."

About the GRF

The Global Reinsurance Forum (GRF) is composed of 12 leading global reinsurers; its main objective is to promote a stable, innovative and competitive worldwide reinsurance market. The members of the GRF represent AXA XL, Gen Re, Hannover Re, Lloyd's, MAPFRE Re, Munich Re, PartnerRe, RenaissanceRe, RGA, SCOR, Swiss Re and Toa Re.


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