Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Strengthens Cyber & Technology Team

January 23, 2015

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has strengthened its Cyber & Technology team with the addition of two new senior executives. Francois Brisson and Richard De Piero have been appointed Global Head and North America Head, respectively, for this key line of business in the company’s Financial & Professional Lines segment.

Brisson has 17 years of experience in brokerage and underwriting. For the past seven years he worked as Head Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) at Hiscox France, where he was responsible for the cyber risks book and a member of the team that covered TMT accounts in Europe and the US. He will be based in Paris.

Philippe Aerni, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ Head of Financial & Professional Lines, commented: “We are reinforcing our commitment to cyber insurance, a complex and fast developing business that fits very well with our value proposition of underwriting expertise, innovation and financial strength. In his global role, Francois will be instrumental in developing our product offerings and supporting our regional underwriting teams.”

De Piero has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently he was Senior Vice President at Marsh, New York City, where he specialized in solutions for technology and telecom risks, with an emphasis on privacy liability. Prior to Marsh, he held positions of increasing responsibility in adjusting and claims management at Electric Insurance Company. He will be based in New York City.

Jeff Summerville, North America Head of Financial & Professional Lines for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, welcomed De Piero to the team, indicating that he would “further develop our capabilities in North America. His knowledge of cyber liability and technology errors & omissions, coupled with his strong brokerage relationships, will be particularly advantageous as we execute our regional strategy and growth plans.”

Source: Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

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