Multinational reinsurer PartnerRe has appointed John Elkann as chairman of the board and Emmanuel Clarke as Chief Executive Officer.
Elkann, 39, is currently the chairman and CEO of investment company Exor and automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He has been named by Fortune Magazine as the world’s fourth most influential business executive under the age of 40.
Clarke, 46, is the current president of PartnerRe and will be holding both roles simultaneously. He joined the company in 1997 and has held roles as head of credit and surety, deputy head of specialty lines, head of property and casualty, and head of specialty lines.
Regarding both appointments, Elkann commented, “I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of PartnerRe, and very pleased that we can appoint from within the company a CEO of the caliber and experience of Emmanuel Clarke. His intimate knowledge of PartnerRe and his deep understanding of the sector will prove crucial as we embrace the challenges and the many exciting opportunities we have in front of us."