Richard Schneider named Office Head of Swiss Brokers Mexico

14 January 2008, Mexico City

Richard Schneider, an 11-year veteran of Swiss Re, has been appointed Office Head of Swiss Brokers Mexico. He succeeds Carlos Boelsterli, who has assumed the role of Head of Client Management for Latin America. Mr. Schneider is located in Mexico City and he reports to Beat Strebel, Head of Latin America.

In his role, Mr. Schneider now has responsibility for the overall management and operations of the Mexico office as well as maintaining and expanding relationship with Mexico, Central America and Panama-based clients.

Mr. Schneider joined Swiss Re in 1996 as an underwriter in the Engineering department and was located in the company's Zurich headquarters. In 1997, he transferred to the Latin America unit for contracts and corporate clients.

In 2001, Mr. Schneider moved to the United States to work in Swiss Re's Financial Services Solutions area for the American market.

Most recently, Mr. Schneider served as the manager of facultative reinsurance for Mexico and Central America. He has played a key role in the implementation of many projects and initiatives in Division Americas.

"Richard has been a valued employee of Swiss Re for more than a decade," said Beat Strebel, Head of Latin America. "His in-depth experience and expertise working with Swiss Re in various roles will provide solid support and structure for our Mexico-based clients."

Mr. Schneider is a graduate of the School for Economics and Business Administration in Zurich with a specialty in Finance and Banking.

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