Global reinsurer Swiss Re has appointed Barbara Scalzi to lead its automated underwriting solution Magnum in Asia.
In her role as Head Magnum Asia, Scalzi will help drive the development of innovative solutions, leveraging alternative data to meet customer needs.
Prior to Swiss Re, Scalzi spent three years at fintech platform UnderwriteMe serving as Director of Business Operations and Customer Success.
Before that, she spent 13 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she held various regional roles in London and Singapore.
“We are pleased to have Ms Scalzi join the Swiss Re team to oversee our Magnum offering, and to support our clients in becoming future-ready,“ said Dylan Rowe, Head Life & Health Automated Solutions.
“With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and a track record in the Insurtech space, she will be a great asset to the team.“
“The pandemic has brought heightened awareness and drive to accelerate digitalisation throughout the industry“, says Russell Higginbotham, CEO Reinsurance Asia, Swiss Re.
“Our clients are keen to understand how they can make better use of their data, reduce costs and increase efficiency through automation.
“Magnum, being our flagship automated underwriting solution, is an important tool to enable this process and we are confident it will continue to grow and transform under Ms Scalzi’s leadership.“