Torben Thomsen Chief Risk Officer Reinsurance

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Torben Thomsen was appointed Chief Risk Officer Reinsurance in July 2018. In this role, he leads a team of around 80 risk professionals in numerous locations across Asia, Americas and EMEA. His function oversees all risk-taking activities for Swiss Re's Reinsurance business ensuring that all material risks, including insurance, financial, operational and emerging risks, are identified and appropriately managed.

Previous to this appointment, Torben Thomsen was Chief Risk Officer Reinsurance EMEA and Head Risk Management Reinsurance Life & Health. From 2006 to 2014 he was the Chief Pricing Officer for Life & Health Products.

A Danish citizen, Torben has more than 30 years’ experience in global reinsurance with more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions managing global and regional teams across multiple locations and continents. He joined Swiss Re following the acquisition of GE Insurance Solutions in June 2006. Prior to this, he held various roles in GE including Head of its Continental Europe Life & Health Business, Executive for Sales and Pricing in the London office and Leader of the Life department in Copenhagen.

Torben attended the University of Copenhagen and the University of Aarhus, where he gained MScs in Actuarial Science and Mathematics & Economics.