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Swiss Re appoints David Cole as chief financial officer

Staff writer | London, United Kingdom | February 21, 2014
David ColeFebruary 21, 2014, London, United Kingdom - Swiss Re announced that David Cole, currently group chief risk officer, is appointed as group chief financial officer, effective May 11 2014.
Mr. Cole joined Swiss Re in November 2010 and became Group CRO in March 2011. Prior to this, he had been with ABN Amro Holding, a Netherlands-based banking group, where he last served as CFO and CRO. He held a number of risk management and client relationship management positions and worked in several countries in Europe and the Americas.

Mr. Cole joined ABN Amro in 1984. In 2012 and 2013, David Cole also served as Chairman of the CRO Forum, an international association of high-level risk management professionals from the re/insurance industry.

The company also announced that it proposed Susan L. Wagner to be elected to the Swiss Re Board of Directors.

Ms. Wagner has been a member of the Board of Directors of BlackRock since 2012. Previously, she served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of BlackRock. She joined BlackRock as a founding partner in 1988 and led the firm's strategic initiatives, including its IPO, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Ms. Wagner earned an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Chicago and a BA in English and Economics from Wellesley College.

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