Urs Baertschi Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance EMEA / Regional President EMEA

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Professional experience

Urs Baertschi began his career at Swiss Re Capital Partners and Securitas Capital in a variety of private equity and corporate development roles. In 2001, he joined Cutlass Capital, a private equity firm focused on the health care industry, where he was appointed a Principal in 2006.

In 2008, Urs Baertschi rejoined Swiss Re as the Head of US Direct Private Equity, and was appointed Head of Principal Investments and Acquisitions Americas in 2010. In this role, he was responsible for reviewing, executing and monitoring financial and strategic direct investments as well as corporate development transactions in the Americas. In 2016 Urs Baertschi became the President of Reinsurance, Latin America, with overall responsibility for the business in the region.

On 1 September 2019, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President EMEA and became a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Educational background

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, USA

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