Heavyweight moves from Zurich


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed former Zurich Singapore chief executive Jonathan Rake as its new boss for Southeast Asia.

Based in Singapore, Rake will assume the top job on 1 October. He will report directly to Fred Kleiterp, chief executive, Asia-Pacific at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

Rake brings more than 14 years of insurance knowledge to the role and has experience working in Europe and Asia, including senior management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore.

“Jonathan is well-known and respected in the Asian marketplace and brings extensive industry knowledge and a strong proven track record of driving growth,” said Kleiterp.

“These qualities will further strengthen our reputation in the region and only enhance our relationship with broking partners and corporate clients. Jonathan is the ideal candidate to lead the South East Asia team and I’m delighted to welcome him to the organisation.”

Rake added: “I am proud to be joining the Corporate Solutions team and look forward to further building and motivating a very strong team. The company has ambitious plans for the future and the opportunity ahead is vast. Corporate Solutions have a distinct value proposition, combining a large net capacity and innovative solutions with local expertise and the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group. I look forward to leading the team and developing our reach across South East Asia and continuing to offer outstanding risktransfer solutions and claims servicing to our corporate clients and brokers.”

Zurich is yet to announce a replacement for Rake.