Swiss Re further strengthens Life & Health Asia business by enhancing Solutions Groups

Over recent months, Swiss Re Life & Health Asia has enhanced its Solutions Groups, augmenting the existing leadership team, announcing new hires and incorporating a more dynamic structure to position Life & Health Asia for further growth and innovation.

The Solutions Groups consist of four strategic divisions: Health & Medical Solutions, InsurTech Solutions, Inforce Solutions and the Accelerator Group. These divisions focus on developing forward-thinking, innovative reinsurance solutions to address current and future client needs.

The launch of the updated Solutions Groups structure is a key differentiator for Swiss Re’s Life & Health Asia business and strengthens the Company’s solutions proposition, expertise and world-class knowledge platform.

As Head of Solutions Groups, Raquel Gonzalez will lead the division. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Raquel was Group Executive Consultant for FWD Group, where she was responsible for driving major strategic initiatives. In her new role, Raquel will oversee the four Solutions Groups and report into Robert Burr, Head of Life & Health, Reinsurance Client Markets Asia at Swiss Re.

Yannick Even will lead InsurTech Solutions, driving the ideation, design and delivery of technology, digital and data driven solutions. Prior to that role, Yannick was leading Digital Innovation and Fintech solutions delivery at KPMG China Advisory.

Sherry Du will lead the Accelerator Group, delivering fast, innovative and sustainable solutions for clients through a controlled test and learn environment, ensuring Life & Health Asia remains future-ready. Sherry previously was the Regional Director and Senior Consulting Actuary at Willis Towers Watson.
In addition, Sohila Kwan leads the Health & Medical Solutions, driving innovation in the life and health business to support the industry to improve future health protection. Doan Le leads Inforce Solutions, by evaluating, managing and leveraging client inforce portfolios to increase both inforce and new business value and profitability.

"I am very excited about our enhanced Solutions Groups team. The Solutions Groups is central to our outstanding growth story in Life & Health Asia, and we are now in a strong position to enter the next stage of the Life & Health Asia journey", said Robert Burr. "We have further strengthened the team, bringing in additional global expertise to drive change on the ground in Asia. I am confident the structure now in place will position the business for further growth over the coming years, as we work to combine smart analytics, unique risk expertise and capital to create innovative customised solutions."

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, Swiss Re deploys its capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk-taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re serves clients through a network of around 70 offices globally and is rated "AA-" by Standard & Poor's, "Aa3" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best. Registered shares in the Swiss Re Group holding company, Swiss Re Ltd, are listed in accordance with the International Reporting Standard on the SIX Swiss Exchange and trade under the symbol SREN. For more information about Swiss Re Group, please visit: or follow us on Twitter @SwissRe.

Swiss Re has been associated with Asia since 1913 and has over 1,900 employees in Asia Pacific.  The company has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Bangalore, where it operates a Global Business Solutions Centre.

Published 13 March 2017