Executive Board

Jean-Jacques Henchoz

Chairman of the Executive Board. Jean-Jacques Henchoz responsibilities within the company include Group Operations and Strategy, IT and Facility Management, Human Resources Management, Corporate Communications, Group Internal Audit, Group Risk Management and Compliance.

Year of Birth:





Since 2019

Hannover Re, Hannover, Germany
Chief Executive Officer

2011 – 2018

Swiss Re, Zurich
Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance and Regional President for life/non-life business in the region Europe, Middle East and Africa;
since 2012 member of the Group Executive Committee

2010 - 2011

Swiss Re
Managing Director, Client Markets

2005 – 2010

Swiss Re, Toronto
Chief Executive Officer Swiss Re Canada

2003 – 2005

Swiss Re, Zurich
Head of Strategic Planning for Property & Casualty business

2000 – 2003

Swiss Re
Head of Financial Solutions, Division Europe, Middle East and Africa


Swiss Re
Underwriter Financial Reinsurance, Division Swiss Re New Markets


Swiss Re
Start as facultative property underwriter, Division Europe, Middle East and Africa

1995 – 1996

SGS Société Générale De Surveillance, Geneva
Manager Business Development, Trade Assurance Services

1993 – 1995

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London
Assistant to the Swiss Executive Director

1988 – 1993

Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Berne
Responsibility for Energy issues and Middle East issues
International Energy Agency, Paris
Swiss Representative



International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne
Master of Business Administration

1983 - 1987

University of Lausanne
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science