Swiss Re Appoints Bewersdorf as CEO of iptiQ, Its Digital Insurance Platform

July 20, 2020

Swiss Re announced it has appointed Carlo Bewersdorf as CEO of iptiQ, its digital platform.

Bewersdorf will start in this newly created role on Oct. 1, 2020, reporting to group CEO Christian Mumenthaler.

Bewersdorf’s appointment follows the announcement in June about the disbandment of Life Capital Business Unit and the establishment of iptiQ as a stand-alone division. He will be based in Munich.

Bewersdorf is a highly experienced digital sales executive, with deep knowledge of both B2B and B2C strategies. He joins Swiss Re from Hannoversche Lebensversicherung AG where he was a member of the board, responsible for multi-channel sales and marketing as well as driving new digital group strategy and digital transformation projects.

As global head of Digital, Allianz SE, Munich, he started a number of new go-to-market strategy ventures, for example in Korea and China, and developed and launched new strategic approaches to ramp up venture capital investment capabilities.

In his new role at iptiQ, Bewersdorf will be focused on driving Swiss Re’s ambition to protect more people and their families by making insurance more accessible and engaging. He will seek to further develop a business model based on forging strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands. At the heart of this effort is the drive to dovetail Swiss Re’s expertise with the smart use of data and technology to create no-fuss, scalable digital insurance solutions.

Swiss Re said that iptiQ enables its partners to expand their product range into both life and health and property and casualty insurance products “quickly and with minimum investment.”

“Carlo is a passionate and visionary leader with a proven track record in digital insurance innovation. He is steeped in the world of insurtech and has successfully built, deployed and sustained many digital platforms. We are very pleased to welcome him to Swiss Re,” said Swiss Re Group Chief Executive Officer Christian Mumenthaler.

Source: Swiss Re

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