Marianne Gilchrist Head Globals & L&H South Asia
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As Head of Life & Health Globals and South Asia, Reinsurance Asia, Marianne is responsible for driving the growth of Swiss Re’s life & health business and steering market solutions for Swiss Re’s clients in Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as global clients across Asia. She is a member of Swiss Re’s Asia Management Team, Asia Life & Health Management Committee and Globals Management Team.
Based in Hong Kong, she has been leading the Globals Asia team in the capacity of Client Executive since 2016, and assumed her expanded responsibilities in September 2019. Prior to that, Marianne was Head of the Solutions Group Asia, based in Seoul, South Korea. She spearheaded the implementation of Swiss Re’s global health strategy in Asia, delivering client-centric solutions through product innovation, differentiated services and distinguished thought leadership.
Marianne brings with her more than 30 years of experience, with a specialty in life and health insurance and an in-depth knowledge of marketing and brand management. She moved to Asia in 1999 and since then has held a number of senior management roles, including Vice President, Product Innovation for AIG WW Life A&H in Hong Kong, and Regional Director for AIA based in Singapore. Prior to joining Swiss Re in 2012, Marianne was in private practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Singapore.
Marianne comes from Scotland and was educated in England. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and a Master of Arts from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University; a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Sociology from Singapore Institute of Management University; and Master in Clinical Psychology from the National University of Singapore.