MS Amlin appoints new CEO

Robert Wiest will take on the Zurich-based role from January 3, assuming the position from Martin Albers

Global reinsurer MS Amlin AG has announced the appointment of Robert Wiest as chief executive officer. 

Wiest will take up the role on 3 January 2022 and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Wiest brings over 30 years of industry experience, including a career at Swiss Re spanning over two decades, most recently as chief operating officer.

He will assume the position from Martin Albers, chairman of the board of directors, who is currently serving as CEO on an interim basis. 

Tamaki Kawate, director and senior executive officer at parent company Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, 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.”

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