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Swiss Re names new chief data officer

April 10, 2020

Global reinsurer Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Ian Haycock to the newly created position of chief data officer, effective 1 May 2020.

In his new role Haycock will help to further develop Swiss Re’s digital strategy along with Youngran Kim who started as the group chief technology officer this month.

He has more than 32 years’ experience in technology, analytics and operations, including 26 years within financial services.

He joined Swiss Re in 2003 as head of technology for Capital Management & Advisory, later taking on the role of head enabling program asset management, where he was responsible for rebuilding the asset management platform following the financial crisis.

He held this role from 2008 to 2012, when he was appointed to the role of chief operating officer for Asset Management.

Anette Bronder, Swiss Re’s group chief operations officer, said: “Data-based insights are key in facilitating good decision making, especially in today’s everchanging environment.

“In this new role, Ian will be refining our data strategy, data governance and data structure with the aim of further strengthening our footprint as a tech-enabled risk knowledge company. Ian will also be responsible for the enabling of new data driven business models and digital solutions.”