Jean-Jacques Henchoz News

The New Digital Normal and the Future of Work in Reinsurance

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. That proverb was illustrated perfectly during the insurance industry’s successful scramble to conduct its business digitally at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. This digital transformation is creating a new …

Reinsurance Demand Rises, Along with Flight to Quality, Say Industry Experts

Not only has reinsurance buying increased, but there also has been a flight to quality reinsurers by ceding insurance companies, according to several reinsurers and brokers in recent webinars held in lieu of what would have been the reinsurance Rendez-Vous …

Catastrophe Losses Driven Higher by Secondary Perils – And Climate Change

Secondary perils, exacerbated by climate change, are driving catastrophe insurance losses, warn a growing chorus of reinsurers and brokers. Indeed, broker Aon reveals that more than 60% of 2020’s insured catastrophe losses of $54 billion have been caused by secondary …

Global Re Forum Taps PartnerRe’s Clarke as Chair, Hannover Re’s Henchoz as Vice Chair

The Global Reinsurance Forum (GRF) has appointed Emmanuel Clarke, president and CEO of PartnerRe for a two-year term. He succeeds Kevin J. O’Donnell, CEO of RenaissanceRe, who became chairman in 2018. Jean-Jacques Henchoz, CEO Hannover Re, was named vice chairman. …

Reinsurers Maintain Upward Pricing Momentum-But Will It Last?

Positive pricing momentum—it’s the favorite phrase of many reinsurance executives, who are hoping that the momentum they’ve seen in 2019 will continue during the coming January renewals and beyond. The question is whether they will be disappointed, once again. Over …

Henchoz Succeeds Wallin as Hannover Re’s Chief Executive Officer

Hannover Re announced that Jean-Jacques Henchoz has stepped into the role of chief executive officer, succeeding Ulrich Wallin who is retiring. Prior to joining Hannover Re, Henchoz had been in charge of the region Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) …

Swiss Re Names Higginbotham as CEO Reinsurance EMEA, Succeeding Henchoz

Swiss Re announced that Russell Higginbotham has been appointed CEO Reinsurance EMEA and regional president EMEA and member of the group executive committee, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Higginbotham succeeds Jean-Jacques Henchoz, who has decided to leave Swiss Re to become …

Hannover Re’s CEO Wallin to Retire, Succeeded by Swiss Re’s Henchoz

Hannover Re announced that Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Wallin will retire following the company’s annual general meeting on May 8, 2019. He will be succeeded on that date by Jean-Jacques Henchoz (53), who has been appointed as a member of …

Swiss Re Appoints O’Neill as CEO of UK & Ireland

Swiss Re announced that Frank O’Neill has been appointed CEO of the company’s UK & Ireland business, effective Feb. 1. O’Neill has been the CEO of Swiss Re’s Middle East and Africa business for the past three years. He replaces …