Swiss RE stalwart, Russell Higginbotham is succeeding Jayne Plunkett, who has decided to pursue career opportunities outside Swiss Re.
Swiss Re announces today that Russell Higginbotham has been appointed CEO Reinsurance Asia and regional president, effective immediately and subject to necessary regulatory approvals.
He is succeeding Jayne Plunkett, who has decided to pursue career opportunities outside Swiss Re.
Russell Higginbotham is an experienced leader who has been with Swiss Re for close to 25 years in various roles and has deep familiarity with Asia Pacific. Before his current role as CEO Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President, he led Swiss Re’s global Life & Health (L&H) Products Division. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Swiss Re UK & Ireland, CEO of Swiss Re Australia and New Zealand and led the company’s L&H businesses in Japan and Korea.
Walter B. Kielholz, Swiss Re chairman, says: “Considering Russell Higginbotham’s experience across Asia and a very strong track record in the industry, we are confident that he is the ideal candidate to succeed Jayne Plunkett in leading our Asia business.”
A successor to Russell Higginbotham as CEO Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President will be announced in due course.