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New Beginnings at Swiss Re: Berger Takes Over as CEO, Focuses on Continued Growth and Development

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Berger Joins Mumenthaler as CEO in Swiss Re

Swiss Re, one of the largest reinsurers in the world, announced that Andreas Berger will take over as CEO, succeeding Christian Mumenthaler. Despite strong annual figures for 2023, Swiss Re’s share price has not performed as well as its competitors in recent years. Berger, who currently heads the Corporate Solutions business unit at Swiss Re, will assume the role of CEO in July this year.

The reinsurer’s strong annual figures were a welcome relief from the challenges faced in previous years and missed investor expectations multiple times. Mumenthaler had promised a net profit of over $3 billion, which was achieved. However, his resignation came as a surprise to many given the mixed business performance in recent years. Analyst Simon Fössmeier noted that it was expected at some point given the company’s past mistakes.

The appointment of Berger is seen as a positive move by many analysts like Georg Marti and Michael Klien from Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). They believe that his leadership will be well-received by the market. Although there was a decline in Swiss Re’s share price following the announcement, the company is benefitting from a positive market environment. The change in leadership is viewed as a measure to avoid repeating past mistakes and to continue the positive momentum seen in 2023.

In addition to Berger taking over as CEO, there will also be changes in leadership on the board of directors. Jacques de Vaucleroy is likely to become chairman of the board of directors with Mumenthaler stepping down regardless of this change. With UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti returning to his former position after a brief stint at Swiss Re, the company is focused on maintaining a results-oriented approach under new leadership. The appointment of Berger as CEO is seen as an important step towards ensuring continued growth and development for Swiss Re in the future.

Overall, Swiss Re’s shift towards new leadership marks an exciting time for the company and its stakeholders alike. With Berger leading from behind and other changes coming into place on both sides of management and governance structures, it remains to be seen how these changes will impact Switzerland’s largest reinsurer moving forward.

By Samantha Jones

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