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Benedikt Schmid joined is chief information and data officer for MS Reinsurance (Photograph supplied)

MS Reinsurance, the Swiss global reinsurer with underwriting offices in Bermuda and three other cities, intends to innovate the business by enhancing operations.

To do that the company is appointing four senior leaders to the office in Zurich, Switzerland.

Benedikt Schmid moves from Axis Re to become the new MS chief information and data officer reporting to CEO Robert Wiest. He will lead the implementation of MS Reinsurance’s IT strategy, aimed at improving the use of data and technology.

Marcus Pollak is head of underwriting operations for MS Reinsurance (Photograph supplied)

Coming in from Partner Re was Susanne Gnädinger as chief transformation officer. She is spearheading the recently rebranded business’s modernisation journey.

Also from Axis Re, Marcus Pollak has joined as head of underwriting operations in a newly created role, leading the underwriting operations team and supporting a wide range of products and processes globally, across various geographies.

In from Swiss Re, starting in March, is Stefan Behr who will be the head of EMEA group clients, international casualty and engineering for MS Reinsurance.

Mr Wiest commented: “Our future success at MS Reinsurance will be defined by our ability to expand our customer-centric approach and provide our valued partners with bespoke, innovative, and efficient solutions.

Susanne Gnädinger is chief transformation officer for MS Reinsurance (Photograph supplied)

“I am delighted to welcome Benedikt, Susanne, Marcus, and Stefan to MS Reinsurance. All four join our growing team as we embark on our next chapter.

“We are committed to investing in our people and with more than 75 years of specialist experience, collectively, we are excited about the expertise they bring to the MS Reinsurance team.”

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Published February 21, 2023 at 7:39 am (Updated February 21, 2023 at 7:39 am)

MS Re positions for future growth with senior appointments

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