Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Jake Algar as Head UK & Ireland1, effective 1 May 2018. In this role, Mr. Algar will be responsible for managing the strategy, development and performance of the company's presence in the British and Irish corporate insurance markets. He will also be instrumental in implementing the company's primary commercial insurance strategy and accelerating growth via its new regional hub in Manchester. Based in London, he succeeds Marc Davis, who will continue with Corporate Solutions in a fully dedicated capacity as Head Sales UK & Ireland.
"Jake is joining us at an exciting time," said Fred Kleiterp, CEO of Europe, Middle East & Africa, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "We have expanded our regional presence in the UK and are starting to lead domestic and international corporate insurance programmes. Continuing our momentum in delivering relevant products and services to clients and brokers locally remains our focus. Jake's extensive network coupled with his industry and local market knowledge makes him the perfect choice to lead our ongoing growth in the UK. We look forward to working with him."
A British national, Mr. Algar is joining Swiss Re Corporate Solutions with more than 15 years of experience in the primary insurance market and has held several senior positions in broker management, sales and business leadership.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients and brokers in the UK and Ireland from offices in London and Manchester, and across the EMEA region from offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dubai, Frankfurt, Genoa, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris and Zurich.
1 With this appointment, Jake Algar also assumes the role of Branch Manager of Swiss Re International SE UK branch, subject to regulatory approval.