Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has announced the appointment of Matthias Grass (pictured) as chief financial officer. In his new role, Grass will oversee a team of about 200 finance professionals in offices around the world. Grass will assume the role on July 01, subject to regulatory approval and will be based in Zurich, relocating from Bratislava.
Since joining Swiss Re in 2013, Grass has served as chief financial officer of group operations and chief financial officer for Swiss Re’s service companies. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Grass held various positions of increasing seniority and McKinsey & Company.
“Matthias has shown he is an effective leader who has achieved ambitious targets, inspired his people, and helped grow our very successful Bratislava operation,” said Andreas Berger, CEO of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. “I am pleased he will join Corporate Solutions during this transformative time in our development. Matthias will be a driving force in refining our strategy as we advance corporate insurance for the benefit of our customers.”
Grass succeeds Martin Mueller, who has been named head of global finance transformation for Swiss Re Group.
“I’d like to thank Martin for his many contributions to Corporate Solutions, particularly his leadership during our strategic review,” Berger said. “By overseeing the successful implementation of our management actions, Martin has helped us make significant progress in our return to profitability, which I am confident Matthias will help Corporate Solutions achieve in 2021, as committed.”