Michel Liès


Group Chief Executive Officer Swiss Reinsurance Company


Michel M. Liès was appointed Swiss Re's Group Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 February 2012.

From 2011 to 2012, he was Chairman Global Partnerships. In this role, Michel M. Liès focused on building and deepening long-term relationships with public sector stakeholders, governments and NGOs globally, with a particular focus on emerging markets, one of the company's main strategic pillars. Innovative insurance solutions and public private partnerships are vital to help society create effective responses to major risks, including natural catastrophes, climate change and food security as well as infrastructure, healthcare and longevity.

Prior to becoming Chairman Global Partnerships, Michel M. Liès served as Swiss Re's Head Client Markets, where he was in charge of all client relationships worldwide, and was a member of the Group's Executive Committee from 2005.

Before that he was Head of Europe Division from 2000 and Head of Latin America Division from 1998. He has built up a wealth of experience in both the areas of life and non-life re/insurance from the various roles he has held since he joined Swiss Re in 1978. Having worked in various countries in Europe and Latin America, he is fluent in French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. He is a member of the Swiss Re Advisory Panel.

Michel M. Liès, a citizen of Luxembourg born in 1954, holds a degree in mathematics from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.