Head FinPro, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Philippe Aerni joined Swiss Re as a member of the Executive Risks team in Zurich in 2003 to focus on underwriting and originating Executive Risks business in North America and Europe. From 2005 to 2008, Philippe was based in the US to establish an Executive Risks underwriting hub in New York. Also in 2005 Philippe was promoted to Head Executive Risks. In this role, Philippe had responsibility for the underwriting and origination of Executive Risks’ lines of business (Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, Prospectus Liability Insurance, Employment Practices Liability Insurance and Pension Trust Liability Insurance) across all industries on a global basis.
In January 2012, Philippe took over the role of Head Professional and Financial Services with global management responsibility for professional and financial lines at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Philippe was responsible for the following financial and professional lines segments: Executive Risks, Healthcare, Technology/Cyber, Construction and Lawyers. In January 2014, he took on the role of Head FinPro with additional responsibility for the Accountants & Consultants segment and the FinPro Product Management unit.
Philippe has over 13 years of experience in professional and financial lines underwriting. He began his career in the insurance industry as a Financial Lines underwriter with Winterthur International and later XL Insurance.
He holds a Master's degree in Law from University of Bern, Switzerland.