Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Ivan Gonzalez as CEO North America. Mr. Gonzalez is moving from his current position as CEO Latin America and assumes the new role on 1 July 2016. He will relocate from Sao Paulo to New York. Mr. Gonzalez succeeds Bob Petrilli, who has decided to leave Swiss Re at the end of 2016.
Mr. Gonzalez will implement the company's expansion strategy in the United States and Canada, markets he knows well from working in New York for Swiss Re's Principal Investment & Acquisitions division between 2000 and 2006. He will maintain his current responsibilities ad interim until his successor is designated.
Rudolf Flunger, Chief Marketing Officer Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, comments: "Ivan has unique expertise in insurance, strategy and corporate finance, ideal for leading us into the next phase of our development in North America. On behalf of my fellow executives, I thank Bob Petrilli for successfully building our North America organization during the past decade."
Mr. Gonzalez has been with Swiss Re for 16 years, working in Switzerland, the United States and Brazil. In 2011 he became CEO Latin America for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Under his leadership, the company achieved exponential, highquality growth in the region through organic initiatives and acquisitions. Moreover, Mr. Gonzalez helped build a competitive commercial insurance organization with a local presence in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, as well as an office in Miami covering the wholesale business.
A Colombian national, Mr. Gonzalez holds a Master's degree in Business and International Affairs from Columbia University in New York.