Hermann Geiger was appointed as Group Chief Legal Officer of Swiss Re with effect from 13 January 2009.
Hermann Geiger joined Swiss Re as Regional General Counsel Europe following the acquisition of GE Insurance Solutions in 2006. As Group Chief Legal Officer he is responsible for Swiss Re's group-wide Legal and Compliance functions.
Hermann Geiger previously served as General Counsel Europe and Asia in the insurance business of General Electric Company. Before then he worked with various major law firms, focusing on financial services transactions and regulation, capital markets, corporate matters and litigation. He also served as a member of the management and supervisory boards of various GE and Swiss Re group entities across Europe.
Hermann Geiger was born in 1963 and is a German citizen. He is a qualified attorney-at-law and holds Ph.D. and LL.M. degrees in law, as well as a Ph.D. degree in economics and political sciences. He publishes regularly in the area of compliance, regulation, corporate and business law and serves on several non-profit advisory boards and legal councils.