Swiss Re Names Flunger to Head Specialty/Commercial Lines

May 21, 2009

The Swiss Re Group has announced the appointment, effective immediately, of Rudolf Flunger as Head of Insurance & Specialty, the company’s division responsible for commercial insurance, industrial insurance, large corporate risks and specialty re/insurance.

Flunger succeeds Agostino Galvagni, who was recently named Swiss Re Group’s Chief Operating Officer. In his new function, Flunger will focus on “continuing to grow Swiss Re’s insurance and specialty operations and innovative product offerings in the mid-size and large commercial insurance market,” said the bulletin.

Flunger joined Swiss Re in 2006, through the acquisition of GE Insurance Solutions, as Global Head of Direct and Facultative Aviation in Munich. In January 2007, he assumed expanded responsibilities as Global Head of the Aviation & Space unit of Swiss Re. During his nine-year career at GE he held various positions within the risk management team as well as the Aviation team.

Flunger was born in Austria, and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Vienna.

Source: Swiss Re – www.swissre.com

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