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Francis Blumberg Head Life & Health Continental Europe Europe, Middle East & Africa

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Francis Blumberg was appointed Head of Life & Health Continental Europe in February 2019. In this role he is responsible for all of Swiss Re's Life & Health business in this area. He joined Swiss Re in October 2014 and was Head of Life & Health Products Solutions responsible for building and running scalable underwriting solutions (such as Magnum) as well as data and product propositions.

From 2003 to 2014 he worked at Partner Re in a variety of senior roles including Head of Life Reinsurance Zurich, Head of Canadian operations and finally Head of the Nordic, Central and Eastern European P&C business. From 2001 to 2003 he was involved in setting up and running inreon, the online trading platform co-founded by Swiss Re and Munich Re and from 1993 to 2000 he had a number of actuarial and management roles in Swiss Re's Life & Health business.

Francis received a diploma in Mathematics and Actuarial Science from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, and holds a Master in Business Administration from the Simon Business School in Rochester (New York). He is also a full member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries.