Robert Wiest to be new CEO at Swiss-based MS Amlin AG
Robert Wiest has been appointed chief executive officer of MS Amlin AG, the Switzerland-domiciled global reinsurer with an underwriting office in Bermuda.
The company said that Mr Wiest will take up the role on January 3, 2022, and will be based in Zurich.
MS Amlin said that Mr Wiest has more than 30 years of industry experience.
During a career at Swiss Re spanning more than two decades, most recently as chief operating officer, Mr Wiest successfully led business units as the head of global business solutions, head of strategy and operations for Asia and head of Western and Southern Europe, the Middle East and Turkey.
He has also led high-level business development, transformational and digitisation projects globally.
The company said that Mr Wiest’s international experience across key markets is well-suited to drive continued growth and innovation at MS Amlin AG.
Mr Wiest will take over from Martin Albers, chairman of the board of directors, who is serving as interim CEO after former CEO Christopher Beazley stepped down.
The company said that Mr Albers will work with Mr Wiest upon his appointment to ensure the continuation of a high level of service through the transition.
Tamaki Kawate, director and senior executive officer at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited, said: “We are delighted that Robert has stepped forward to take up the mantle at MS AAG. Robert is one of the sector’s highly regarded leaders with a track record that speaks for itself.
“He brings an innovative, responsive approach to leading ambitious growth projects in high-profile reinsurance organisations. His unrivalled expertise and leadership credentials will be integral to taking MS AAG forward as it continues on its journey to develop a diverse, efficient, profitable and client-focused business.”
He added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin for his support. His expertise as chairman is vital to ensuring the continued strength of the MS AAG business through this transition.”
MS Amlin AG is domiciled in Switzerland with underwriting offices in the United States and Bermuda. The company provides reinsurance solutions for clients around the world, offering a wide spectrum of reinsurance products including property, casualty, engineering, motor, marine and special risks.