Swiss Re Names Summerville Managing Director for Financial, Professional Services

May 19, 2014

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Jeff Summerville to be head of Financial and Professional Services in North America. In this managing director role, he will lead underwriting teams for corresponding lines of business.

Summerville’s primary responsibility will be Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ regional growth strategy for management liability and executive risks; professional liability; and the construction industry.

Summerville has 25 years of experience in the financial and professional liability market. He has held underwriting and senior positions with Chubb, Zurich and, most recently, Endurance Specialty Holdings. As senior vice president, global product line manager at Endurance, he was responsible for underwriting oversight of all management liability, professional liability, surety and trade credit insurance and reinsurance business.

He will report directly to Robert Petrilli, head of the North America division.

Markus Zwyssig, who held the financial and professional services role on an interim basis, will continue to lead the regional specialties underwriting teams as head of specialties for North America.

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