Global reinsurer MS Amlin AG (MS AAG) has today announced the appointment of Robert Wiest as chief executive officer. He will be taking over from Martin Albers, chairman of the board of directors, who is currently serving as CEO on an interim basis.
Wiest will take up his new role on January 03, 2022, and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland. He will work with Albers upon his appointment to ensure the continuation of a high level of service throughout the transition.
Wiest brings over three decades of industry experience to the position. He has spent over two decades of his time in the industry at Swiss Re, where he most recently served as chief operating officer. He successfully led business units as the head of global business solutions, head of strategy and operations for Asia, and head of Western and Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey.
He has also led high-level business development, transformational and digitisation projects globally and, in a Press release, MS Amlin noted that his international experience across key markets is well-suited to drive continued growth and innovation at MS AAG.
Commenting on the appointment, Tamaki Kawate, director and senior executive officer at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited, said the team is “delighted” that Wiest will take up the mantle at MS AAG. He highlighted that Wiest is a highly regarded leader in the sector with a great track record.
“He brings an innovative, responsive approach to leading ambitious growth projects in high-profile reinsurance organisations,” Kawate said. “His unrivalled expertise and leadership credentials will be integral to taking MS AAG forward as it continues on its journey to develop a diverse, efficient, profitable and client-focused business.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin for his support. His expertise as chairman is vital to ensuring the continued strength of the MS AAG business through this transition.”