Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Ivan Gonzalez as CEO North America. Gonzalez succeeds Robert Petrilli, who the insurer said has decided to leave Swiss Re at the end of 2016.
The company said Gonzalez is moving from his current position as CEO Latin America and will assume the new role on July 1, 2016. He will relocate from Sao Paulo to New York. He will maintain his current responsibilities until his successor is designated.
Gonzalez is charged with implementing the company’s expansion strategy in the United States and Canada, markets he knows well from working in New York for Swiss Re’s Principal Investment & Acquisitions division between 2000 and 2006.
Gonzalez has been with Swiss Re for 16 years, working in Switzerland, the United States and Brazil. In 2011 he became CEO Latin America for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. The company said that under his leadership it achieved exponential growth in the region through organic initiatives and acquisitions. He also helped build a commercial insurance organization with a local presence in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, as well as an office in Miami covering the wholesale business.
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