Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (SRCS), the commercial insurance arm of Swiss Re has named Michael Rüsch as country head Switzerland, effective 1 October 2020.
In his new role, he will be responsible for managing Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ strategy, development and performance in the Swiss commercial insurance market.
Rüsch brings more than 20 years professional insurance industry experience and joins the business from HDI Global where he also served as head of the company’s Swiss branch.
Throughout his career, he held multiple of managerial roles in underwriting with local responsibilities in Switzerland as well as in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Prior to HDI Global, Rüsch held a variety of underwriting and management positions at AXA XL, having joined XL Catlin in 2002.
During this time, he worked as country manager for Switzerland and went on to become responsible for the European region as head of financial lines.
Fred Kleiterp, CEO Europe, Middle East & Africa at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions commented: “I am pleased to have an experienced leader like Michael join our team,“ “He has a wealth of industry expertise coupled with strong underwriting and management skills. I am confident that with his knowledge and experience, we will continue to deliver a comprehensive commercial insurance offering to our customers in Switzerland and improve our overall stance in the Swiss market.”