Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (Swiss Re CorSo), the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re, has announced that Tina Baacke is set to succeed Martin Schürz as Global Head Risk Engineering Services, effective January 1st, 2021.
In her new role, Baacke takes on responsibility for leading a global team of experts that provides risk knowledge, data insights, tools and services to help clients both improve and maintain continuous business operations by identifying and managing their risks.
She will be based in Munich, Germany and will report to Kera McDonald, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) Bespoke. Baacke takes over from Schürz, who is retiring from the company in February after almost 30 years with the reinsurer.
McDonald commented: “Martin has our best wishes for his retirement after a tremendously successful career. He has been instrumental in developing our risk engineering services practice by bringing in innovative, cutting-edge risk assessment tools, digital analytics and new customer service offerings. I’m proud to have worked with Martin and he will be greatly missed.”
Baacke brings more than two decades of insurance industry and consulting experience to Swiss Re CorSo, most recently serving as Global Head of Risk Consulting at Allianz. She also brings extensive experience in catastrophe risk management and has built and managed large global teams in a variety of leadership roles in EMEA and APAC.
“We are thrilled to attract and welcome a talent like Tina to our team. She is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in helping customers develop and refine their approach to risk resiliency and risk management.
“Risk Engineering Services is a critical part of our business as we continue to lead more corporate insurance programmes worldwide. I’ve no doubt that through Tina’s leadership we will continue to differentiate our insurance offerings and provide loss prevention insights that give real value to our customers,” said McDonald.