Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group has appointed Tina Baacke as global head risk engineering services, effective 1 January 2021.
In her new role, Baacke will be responsible for leading a global team of experts that provide risk knowledge, data insights, tools and services to help customers improve and maintain continuous business operations by identifying and managing their exposures.
Based in Munich, Baacke will report to Kera McDonald, chief underwriting officer bespoke and she will succeed Martin Schürz, who will retire in February after almost 30 years with Swiss Re.
Baacke brings more than two decades of insurance industry and consulting experience to the firm, most recently serving as global head of risk consulting at Allianz.
She also brings extensive experience in catastrophe risk management and has built and managed large global teams in a variety of leadership roles in EMEA and APAC.
McDonald commented: "We are thrilled to attract and welcome a talent like Tina to our team. She is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in helping customers develop and refine their approach to risk resiliency and risk management," "Risk Engineering Services is a critical part of our business as we continue to lead more corporate insurance programmes worldwide. I've no doubt that through Tina's leadership we will continue to differentiate our insurance offerings and provide loss prevention insights that give real value to our customers."
Adding: "Martin has our best wishes for his retirement after a tremendously successful career. He has been instrumental in developing our risk engineering services practice by bringing in innovative, cutting-edge risk assessment tools, digital analytics and new customer service offerings. I'm proud to have worked with Martin and he will be greatly missed."