Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Carlo Bewersdorf to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iptiQ, the reinsurer’s digital insurance platform.
Bewersdorf is set to take on the new role from October 1st, 2020 and will report to Swiss Re CEO, Christian Mumenthaler. His appointment follows recent news regarding the disbandment of Swiss Re’s Life Capital Business unit and the launch of iptiQ as a stand-alone division.
Bewersdorf, a highly experienced digital sales executive, has extensive knowledge of both B2B and B2C strategies, and joins the reinsurer from Hannoversche Lebensversicherung AG, where he was a Member of the Board.
Previously, he served as Global Head of Digital at Allianz SE, Munich, where he started numerous new go-to-market strategy ventures, for example in Korea and China, and also developed and launched new strategic approaches to bolster venture capital investment capabilities.
In his new role, Bewersdorf will have a focus on driving Swiss Re’s ambition to protect more people and their families by making insurance more accessible and engaging. He will be tasked with seeking to further develop a business model and develop strong partnerships to sell insurance through trusted brands.
The reinsurer adds that at the heart of this effort is the push to dovetail its expertise with the smart use of data and technology to develop no-fuss, scalable digital insurance products.
“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 Mumenthaler.