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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions names Kuno Linder as Country Manager Germany

ZURICH, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss Re Corporate Solutions names Kuno Linder as Country Manager Germany. Mr. Linder will be based in Munich and be in charge of the company's interests in the German commercial insurance market.

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Mr. Linder will develop and implement the company strategy to accelerate its growth in Germany.

"Germany is a priority for us," said Tony Buckle, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "Our strategy for Germany – and the region – is to strengthen our local presence by bringing our products and services closer to local brokers and clients. Mr. Linder, with his extensive business network and knowledge of the German market, is very well positioned to carry out our strategy."

With more than 25 years' experience in insurance, Mr. Linder has spent most of his career in various roles in the German Primary market. He was CEO of Nationale Suisse Germany and also Country Manager of XL, where he built up its German organisation. In his new role, Mr. Linder will report to Reto Collenberg, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Head for DACH, Benelux & CEE.

"Kuno has a solid track record building and managing a profitable commercial insurance portfolio," said Mr. Collenberg. "He is a great addition to the team. We expect him to lead our growth and achieve our business goals in Germany."

Tom Keist, who served as Country Manager Germany ad interim, will continue leading the regional specialties underwriting teams as Head Specialties EMEA.

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers innovative, high-quality insurance capacity to mid-sized and large multinational corporations across the globe. Our offerings range from standard risk transfer covers and multi-line programmes, to highly customised solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves customers from over 40 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group. For more information about Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, please visit www.swissre.com/corporatesolutions or follow us on Twitter @SwissRe_CS.

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