Australian industry veteran given global role

Australian industry veteran given global role | Insurance Business

Australian industry veteran given global role
A Sydney-based industry veteran has been appointed to a global role by a major reinsurer.

Mike Mitchell, head of property casualty facultative business in Asia Pacific at Swiss Re, will take on the new role as of head property and specialty reinsurance, effective July 01, 2017. He will succeed Edouard Schmid, who was appointed group chief underwriting officer.

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An associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Mitchell has 30 years’ experience in the reinsurance sector. He joined the company in 1997, and has since then led client management and underwriting units in Swiss Re Asia, including in Melbourne, Sydney, and Singapore, as well as Swiss Re’s global P&C structured solutions team.

Prior to joining Swiss Re, Mitchell worked at M&G Re in London and Singapore, specialising in property/casualty underwriting.

Mitchell is a supporter of several industry bodies, regularly participates and speaks at reinsurance conferences, and is passionate about the topics of climate change and developing solutions to address the natural catastrophe protection gap.

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