The Board of Directors of PartnerRe has announced that John Elkann, chairman and chief executive (CEO) of EXOR, has been appointed chairman of PartnerRe’s Board of Directors and that Emmanuel Clarke, president of PartnerRe, has been named president and CEO of PartnerRe.
Formerly CEO of PartnerRe Global and a member of the executive management team since 2010, Clarke has had a 19-year career at PartnerRe, during which time he was instrumental in building the company’s global reinsurance business. He was appointed head of credit and surety, global in 2001, becoming deputy head of specialty lines, global in 2002, head of property and casualty, global in 2006 and head of specialty lines, global in 2008.
Elkann is also chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and serves as vice chairman of the Italian Aspen Institute and of the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation.
Elkann said: “I am honoured to assume the role of chairman of PartnerRe, and very pleased that we can appoint from within the company a CEO of the calibre and experience of Emmanuel Clarke. His intimate knowledge of PartnerRe and his deep understanding of the sector will prove crucial as we embrace the challenges and the many exciting opportunities we have in front of us."
Clarke added: “I am thrilled to accept the Board's appointment. PartnerRe is at an exciting place in its evolution, and I look forward to working with the Board and our talented teams to build on the success we have achieved so far.
“PartnerRe is strongly positioned to deliver value through high quality partnerships and responsive, reliable reinsurance solutions.”
PartnerRe, President, CEO, Chairman, Appointment, Exor, John Elkann, Emmanuel Clarke, Bermuda, Europe