Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Anette Bronder as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Group Executive Committee, effective 1 July 2019.
She will succeed outgoing COO Thomas Wellauer, who is retiring at the end of June.
Bronder joins Swiss Re from T-Systems International, where she was a member of the Management Board with responsibility for building up and managing growth areas such as the Internet of Things, public cloud, and cybersecurity.
She has more than 20 years’ experience in operations, consulting and delivery services, and has previously held global senior management roles at Vodafone and Hewlett Packard, covering design and delivery of digital services.
Walter B. Kielholz, Chairman of Swiss Re, commented on the appointment: ”Anette Bronder’s strategic technology knowledge and a strong track record in operations delivery make her the ideal candidate to support Swiss Re in being at the forefront of technological changes that are taking place in our industry – and to not only lead our Group Operations function but to also help us accelerate the digitisation of our whole value chain.”
“Swiss Re is pleased to appoint such a strong candidate to its Group Executive Committee, in particular strengthening its expertise in technology and digital transformation,” the reinsurer stated in its results report for 2018.
The company posted net income of $421 million for the full-year 2018 as large claims of $3 billion impacted the performance of both its property and casualty reinsurance and Corporate Solutions’ units.