The Geneva Association announced this week that Christian Mumenthaler, CEO of Swiss Re, was appointed the new chairman of the organization at its Nov. 10 board meeting.
Mumenthaler – Vice Chairman since November 2019 – succeeds outgoing chairman Charles Brindamour, CEO of Intact Financial. Brindamour remains on the Board.
The Geneva Association is a global association of insurance companies; its members are insurance and reinsurance CEOs. The association investigates key risk areas that are likely to impact the insurance industry and develops recommendations.
"I feel privileged to take on this role at such a crucial time for both our industry and society more broadly, as re/insurers mobilise to confront immense challenges, namely climate change and the after effects of COVID-19,” stated Mumenthaler. “I thank Charles Brindamour for his outstanding leadership over the past three years. Under his chairmanship, The Geneva Association has deeply transformed. Through its rich portfolio of research and dialogue activities, the organisation makes an essential contribution to the debate on strengthening the world's resilience to global risks. I look forward to further increasing the impact we have for all our stakeholders."
Lee Yuan Siong, Chief Executive & President of AIA, was appointed Vice Chairman. Amanda Blanc, CEO of Aviva, was elected as a new board member at the Statutory Assembly of the Association on Nov. 11.