Swiss Re’s group COO to retire

Swiss Re has announced that Thomas Wellauer, currently group chief operating officer and member of the Group Executive Committee, will retire at the end of June 2019.

Thomas Wellauer joined Swiss Re in 2010 as Group COO, initially leading the complex, multi-year reorganisation of the company when it introduced a new holding structure and legally separate Business Units. Over recent years, he has successfully introduced a globally integrated operations platform and instilled a commercial mindset in the over 3,500 employees in all related functions such as IT, HR, Legal or Digital Delivery.

In addition, he has served as member of the Boards of Swiss Re’s key subsidiaries in the US, Singapore and Luxemburg and represented Swiss Re as CEO Switzerland. In this function, he also led the initiative of establishing Campus Mythenquai with its remarkable new headquarters, Swiss Re Next, which opened in 2017.

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Ridhima Sharma speaks German and is DACH Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She has more than 8 years of experience in the media industry. Before joining us, she was working in India and covering automotive and lifestyle sectors. Over the years many of her stories have been published in various magazines across India.

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