Swiss Re names Camara Head of P&C Re, Northern, Central & Eastern Europe

Leopoldo Camara has been appointed Head of Property & Casualty Reinsurance for Swiss Re’s business in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe (NCEE) and Country President Germany, effective 1 August 2024.

Camara joined Swiss Re in 2005 and has since worked in functions across the firm, including Group Finance, Group Risk Management and Life & Health Business Management.

In 2016, he joined the Globals Division, which services Swiss Re’s largest reinsurance clients, as Key Account Manager for Germany and Spain.

Most recently, Camara held the position of Head of Globals Europe.

In addition to his new role, Camara will reportedly continue with direct client management responsibility, serving as Swiss Re’s Head Globals for NCEE. He will be based in Munich.

Before joining Swiss Re, he worked for the Gerling-Konzern in Germany, the Mexican Insurance Regulator, and for Zurich Insurance and Converium in Switzerland.

Swiss Re’s CEO of Property & Casualty Reinsurance Urs Baertschi commented on the appointment, “Our appointment of Leopoldo Camara brings together the best of both worlds. He is a seasoned insurance executive, with broad international experience, possessing the right background to manage our business in this important region, and he understands clients’ needs and skillfully brings our experts together to address them.”

As revealed last month, Beat Strebel, who has been serving as interim head for Property & Casualty Reinsurance NCEE, will move to Beijing to become Swiss Re’s CEO Reinsurance China & China Country President.

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