Jean-Jacques Henchoz

JJ Henchoz bw

Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) / Regional President EMEA Member of the Group Executive Committee

Jean-Jacques Henchoz started his career in 1988 at the Swiss Ministry of Economic Affairs in Berne and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development in London. He joined Swiss Re in 1998 as property underwriter in the Europe Division, and moved in 1999 to the Swiss Re New Markets Division as finite risk underwriter. From 2000 he led the European Financial Solutions unit until becoming Head of Strategy for Property & Casualty in 2003. From 2005 to 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re Canada. Jean-Jacques assumed the leadership of the Europe Division in March 2011 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance EMEA, Regional President EMEA and member of the Group Executive Committee in January 2012.

Jean-Jacques won the European Diversity Award for Inspirational Role Model of the Year in 2013.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science, University of Lausanne, Switzerland and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.