19 July 2022Insurance

Swiss Re appoints ex-SCOR exec as IDI global leader

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the primary insurance arm of global reinsurer  Swiss Re, has tapped a former SCOR inherent defect insurance (IDI) specialist for a new global position.

The company has appointed Emmanuel Desplanches (pictured) as IDI global leader, responsible for promoting  Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' IDI proposition and building up its capability in various regions. He will take on this role in addition to his existing function as senior engineering underwriter in France.

Desplanches joined  Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in 2018, having worked for over seven years in the IDI Specialty Department at SCOR Global P&C. There he gained IDI experience in France, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the UK, Africa, the US and Canada. Before joining SCOR in 2011, he worked for over a decade in the construction industry both in the UK and in France.

Manuela Baroncini, head engineering & construction at  Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, said: "With economic development and population growth, it is crucial to plan for a more resilient infrastructure. In this respect, IDI is an insurance product that plays an important role to ensure that housing and infrastructure projects are built for long-term success.

"With IDI,  Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is committed to partner with clients and public institutions on a long-term basis to help build a more resilient urban infrastructure. I am delighted that Emmanuel, with his broad knowledge and expertise, will now take the leadership of our IDI offering to the next level."

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