Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of Swiss Re Group, has appointed Phillippe Aerni as Global Head of Casualty, Financial & Professional Lines, effective 1 January 2019.
Based in Zurich, Aerni will assume the Global Casualty role from Daniel Vetter, who moves into the role of Head E&S North America.
He will oversee a team of business leaders, underwriters and product managers around the world.
Aerni brings over 17 years of insurance experience, predominantly within the Financial & Professional lines, to the role.
Since joining Swiss Re in 2003 he has held various positions within Executive Risks in underwriting and sales and later as the global head of this unit.
Most recently, Aerni was Head of Financial & Professional Lines, where he was responsible for the global management of this segment, including Executive Risks, Healthcare, Technology/Cyber, Construction, Lawyers, Accountants and Product Management.
“Since 2014, Philippe has successfully led our Financial & Professional Lines and continuously expanded our product offering,” said Serge Troeber, Chief Underwriting Officer, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.
“I’m confident that his leadership and focus will help us to further enhance our standing in the Casualty and Financial & Professional business.”