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Swiss Re confirms group reshuffle as COO departs

Swiss Re added that all technology-related responsibilities will be bundled under the leadership of new digital and technology chief Pravina Ladva

Swiss Re has announced that group chief operating officer Anette Bronder will leave the company, and that group operations will be reorganised.

The firm said the announcement comes alongside the appointment of Pravina Ladva as group chief digital and technology officer and member of the group executive committee, effective 1 January 2022.

Swiss Re added that all technology-related responsibilities will be bundled under the leadership of Ladva. Corporate Real Estate and Services and Communications will report into group chief human resources officer Cathy Desquesses, and other functions will report into areas of the organisation that align with their mandates.

Ladva is currently Swiss Re’s group digital transformation officer, a role she has held since July 2020. Prior to this, she served as chief technology and operations officer for Swiss Re’s digital white-label provider of property and casualty and life and health insurance, iptiQ.

Prior to joining Swiss Re in 2017, she held various roles at Barclaycard, including COO Digital Marketplace and CIO Barclaycard Business Solutions.

Group CEO Christian Mumenthaler said: “Over the past two years Anette Bronder has successfully driven the digital transformation of Swiss Re across all areas of the company. We would like to thank Anette Bronder for her valuable contribution to Swiss Re and wish her all the very best in her future endeavours.

“We are confident that Pravina Ladva will continue to advance digitalisation of our entire value chain in her new role.“

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