Mike Mitchell appointed Head Property & Specialty Reinsurance

Zurich, 22 March 2017 – Mike Mitchell will become Head Property and Specialty Reinsurance starting 1 July 2017, when Edouard Schmid will take on a new role as Group Chief Underwriting Officer.

Mike, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, has spent 30 years working in the reinsurance sector, and he joined the company in 1997. Mike has previously led client management and underwriting units in Swiss Re Asia, including in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, and Singapore.

Prior to joining Swiss Re, Mike worked at M&G Re in London and Singapore, specialising in Property/Casualty underwriting. Mike also has a keen interest in transactions, and spent two years leading Swiss Re's global P&C Structured Solutions team.

Mike supports several industry bodies, and regularly participates and speaks at reinsurance conferences. He is passionate about the topics of climate change and developing solutions to address the Natural Catastrophe Protection Gap.

On the personal side, Mike enjoys cooking, especially for his family, and sport. We are excited to welcome Mike into his new role.


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