Cathrine Graf Head Business Operations iptiQ APAC iptiQ APAC
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As of 1 January 2021, Cathrine Graf was appointed Head Business Operations for iptiQ Asia Pacific, joining the iptiQ APAC Executive Team. Cathrine is in charge of the strategic undertakings for iptiQ in APAC.
Prior to taking on this new role, Cathrine was Head of the Reinsurance Division's APAC Magnum team based in Hong Kong. This responsibility entailed making the Magnum underwriting engine fit for the future and expanding its footprint in APAC. She established strong partnerships with Swiss Re's Life & Health insurance partners and clients across APAC. Under her leadership, the team continually adapted to partners' and clients' needs, striving to become increasingly dynamic and customised. Just before joining Swiss Re in Asia, Cathrine headed up Swiss Re's Reinsurance Non-life Operations and Consulting team. She supported and drove the respective global value chain by developing and executing strategies, including innovative client solutions.
In her career, Cathrine has gained very broad knowledge in operational excellence. This covered project and change management, new technologies (e.g. automation, data analytics), organisational transformation, IT implementation and the establishment of new methodologies (e.g. Agile/ Scrum).
With her perspective and experience working across the globe for Swiss Re over the past 20 years, she brings an array of in-depth expertise to our business.
Curiosity, learning and integrity have shaped her unconventional career throughout. Parallel to her reinsurance business knowledge, she also developed her entrepreneurial skills at an early stage through her involvement in a family-run retail business in Switzerland.