Swiss Re hires Bianca Willauer to head EMEA property & specialty lines

Executive joins after a decade with major rival

Swiss Re hires Bianca Willauer to head EMEA property & specialty lines

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Bianca Willauer (pictured) as head of property & specialty lines for its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, effective February 01.

Willauer will be based in Munich and will be responsible for the development and underwriting performance of property & specialty portfolios throughout the region. These include general property, mining & energy, and engineering & construction.

She joins Swiss Re Corporate Solutions from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), which she was part of for 10 years. With over 15 years’ experience in the commercial insurance sector, she has held various leadership roles in underwriting, risk management, and finance.

“I am delighted that Bianca will join our team. With her appointment, we gain a leader with a strong track record in the commercial insurance industry to oversee our property & specialty lines business,” said Fred Kleiterp, CEO EMEA, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. “In addition, Bianca’s experience will help us to advance our international programme offerings in the region.”

Willauer holds a PhD in business administration and an MBA from WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ offices in the EMEA region are located in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Genoa, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Zurich.

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