Robert Wiest has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MS Amlin AG (MS AAG), MS Amlin’s reinsurance company operations, effective January 3rd, 2022.
Wiest currently serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Reinsurance at Swiss Re, where he has worked for over two decades.
He took up his COO position at Swiss Re in November 2019, before which he held roles as Head of Global Business Solutions, Head of Strategy and Operations for Asia, and Head of Western and Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey.
In total, Wiest has over 30 years’ industry experience, which includes leading high-level business development, transformational and digitisation projects globally.
As CEO of MS AAG, Wiest will be based in Zurich, Switzerland, and will succeed Martin Albers, Chairman of the Board of Directors, who is currently serving as CEO on an interim basis.
“We are delighted that Robert has stepped forward to take up the mantle at MS AAG,” said Tamaki Kawate, Director and Senior Executive Officer at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited.
“Robert is one of the sector’s highly regarded leaders with a track record that speaks for itself. He brings an innovative, responsive approach to leading ambitious growth projects in high-profile reinsurance organisations,” Kawate continued. “His unrivalled expertise and leadership credentials will be integral to taking MS AAG forward as it continues on its journey to develop a diverse, efficient, profitable and client-focused business.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin for his support. His expertise as Chairman is vital to ensuring the continued strength of the MS AAG business through this transition.”