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Jean-Jacques Henchoz To Become CEO of Hannover Re

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Hannover Re in August 2018 announced Jean-Jacques Henchoz would become its CEO in May 2019 upon Ulrich Wallin’s retirement.

Henchoz leads Swiss Re’s reinsurance division in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), having responsibility both for life and for non-life. Previously, he was Managing Director, Client Markets; led Swiss Re Canada as President & CEO; and held positions as Head of Strategic Planning for P&C; Underwriting Manager, Financial Reinsurance; and Underwriter in Fac Property and in Financial Reinsurance. He began his career first as an Energy Policy Advisor in the Swiss government at the Federal Department of Economic Affairs in Bern, Switzerland; then as an Assistant to the Executive Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); and finally as a Business Development Manager at inspection, verification, testing and certification firm SGS in Geneva, before joining Swiss Re.

He graduated from IMD (International Institute for Management Development) with an MBA after a BA in Political Science at the University of Lausanne – UNIL, Switzerland.

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