Marcel Papp Head Retakaful Asia

Marcel Omar Papp is the principal officer of Swiss Re Kuala Lumpur branch since August 2018, overseeing both the conventional and Retakaful operations of Swiss Re in Malaysia.

He came to Swiss Re Kuala Lumpur branch in February 2009 with the responsibility to set up and head the Retakaful operations, which has since become the global centre for Swiss Re's Family and General Retakaful business leading the development of the firm's Islamic Reinsurance business, products and processes worldwide.

Under his leadership, Swiss Re Retakaful has become a market leader in South East Asia and has won several 'Best Retakaful operation' awards.

Prior to moving to Malaysia, Marcel Omar was based in Hong Kong and Singapore for ten years in various underwriting roles, including head of the Casualty Treaty Desk and Product Manager Casualty for Asia.

He started his career in insurance more than 25 years ago as a claims broker in the London market working for Willis. He then moved to Union Re (Zurich) working in Client Market and Underwriting functions before joining Swiss Re in 1998.

Marcel Omar holds a Masters of Arts (Business Administration) from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (A.C.I.I.) of London.