COO departs as Swiss Re declares main reshuffle


Global reinsurer Swiss Re has announced the reorganization of its group operations, with Group Chief Operating Officer Anette Bronder leaving the company. Swiss Re also announced the appointment of Pravina Ladva as Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer and a member of the Executive Committee with effect from January 1, 2022.

In a press release, the reinsurer stated that all technology-related responsibilities fall within the remit of Ladva’s new leadership role. In the meantime, Corporate Real Estate & Services and Communications will report to Cathy Desquesses, the Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Other functions report in areas of the company that correspond to their mandates.

In his comment on the news, Group CEO Christian Mumenthaler emphasized that Bronder had successfully led Swiss Re’s digital transformation in all business areas over the past two years. He thanked Bronder for her valuable contribution to Swiss Re and wished her all the best in her future endeavors.

He added: “We are confident that Pravina Ladva will continue to drive the digitization of our entire value chain in her new role.”

Ladva has been Swiss Re’s Group Digital Transformation Officer since July 2020 and previously Chief Technology and Operations Officer for Swiss Re’s white label digital provider of property, life and health insurance, iptiQ. Before joining Swiss Re in 2017, she held various roles at Barclaycard, including COO Digital Marketplace and CIO Barclaycard Business Solutions.

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