Global reinsurer, Swiss Re has appointed Carlo Bewersdorf to the newly created role of chief executive officer of iptiQ, the company’s digital insurance platform, effective 1 October 2020.
Based in Munich, he will report to Christian Mumenthaler, CEO and will focus on driving Swiss Re’s ambition to protect more people and their families by making insurance more accessible and engaging. He will be responsible for further developing a business model and develop strong partnerships to sell insurance through trusted brands.
The reinsurer explains that at the heart of this effort is the push to dovetail its expertise with the smart use of data and technology to develop no-fuss, scalable digital insurance products.
Bewersdorf is a very experienced digital sales executive and brings extensive knowledge of both B2B and B2C strategies. He joins the business from Hannoversche Lebensversicherung AG, where he was a member of the Board.
He previously served as global head of digital at Allianz SE, Munich, where he started a number of new go-to-market strategy projects, for instance in Korea and China, and also developed and launched new strategic approaches to boost venture capital investment capabilities.
Mumenthaler said: “Carlo is a passionate and visionary leader with a proven track record in digital insurance innovation. He is steeped in the world of insurtech and has successfully built, deployed and sustained many digital platforms. We are very pleased to welcome him to Swiss Re.”