PartnerRe executive leaves amid organisational shakeup

Major reinsurer divides global business into three regional units

PartnerRe executive leaves amid organisational shakeup

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Charles Goldie, CEO for property and casualty at PartnerRe, will be leaving the company. This comes alongside the reinsurer’s announcement that is reorganising its P&C business into three global regions.

“I would like to thank Charlie for his significant contribution to the organisation over the past 17 years,” Emmanuel Clarke, president and CEO of PartnerRe, said in a statement. “Charlie has been an important part of PartnerRe’s success, particularly growing our specialty business into one of the best portfolios and platforms in the industry. His strategic and intellectual capabilities have made him a valued member of the executive leadership team and I wish him the very best in his next endeavours.”

Beginning April 01, PartnerRe’s international P&C business will be reorganised into three distinct regional units: Americas; Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific. The leaders of the three units will all report directly to Clarke.

Philippe Meyenhofer, currently deputy CEO for P&C and head of P&C in Europe will lead the company’s EMEA regional unit. Meyenhofer has held several leadership positions since joining PartnerRe in August 2010. He has led the Europe P&C business since July 2016 and was appointed as deputy CEO, P&C in December 2018.

James Beedle will continue in his role as head of P&C in Asia-Pacific and CEO of Partner Reinsurance Asia Pte Ltd.  He will also assume executive responsibility for the global clients and broker management unit. Beedle joined PartnerRe in January 2017 in his current role, and was previously senior managing director of Willis Re Asia-Pacific.

The Americas division will be led by a newly appointed executive, for whom a search is currently underway. Jon Schriber, head of structured risk, North America, has been named interim leader of the regional unit.

“As a result of these changes, P&C will have a flatter organisational structure, further enabling us to increase agility in the way we run our P&C business and customise our approach to our clients and brokers around the world,” Clarke said regarding the reorganisation. “I will assume direct oversight of the P&C business, including the three P&C business regional units.”

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