Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Philippe Aerni as global head of Casualty, Financial & Professional Lines. In this expanded role, Aerni will be responsible for products and global markets for these two lines of business.
Based in Zurich, he will assume the Global Casualty role from Daniel Vetter, who has been appointed head of Excess & Surplus North America.
Aerni will oversee a team of business leaders, underwriters and product managers around the world. With the merger of Casualty and Financial & Professional Lines units, he will maintain his current responsibilities in addition to overseeing the global Casualty business.
Aerni brings 17 years of insurance experience to this role, predominantly within the Financial & Professional Lines. Since joining Swiss Re in 2003, he has held various positions within Executive Risks in underwriting and sales and later as the global head of this unit. Most recently, Aerni headed Financial & Professional Lines, where he was responsible for the global management of this segment, including Executive Risks, Healthcare, Technology/Cyber, Construction, Lawyers, Accountants and Product Management.
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