13 February 2014 News

Weisshorn Re appoints CEO

Zurich-based reinsurer Weisshorn Re AG has appointed Patrick Kelleher as CEO and delegate to the board of directors. Kelleher has experience leading re/insurance businesses on an international scale and risk management experience across a range of life and non-life insurance businesses.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Pat's calibre leading our organisation. In order to build a world-class reinsurance firm, we were committed to selecting a proven leader with deep knowledge in insurance, reinsurance and the broader capital markets. Pat is uniquely qualified to take on this critical role. He brings expertise and credibility to serve all of our constituents - clients, investors, regulators, rating agencies and our Weisshorn Re team,” said Weisshorn Re AG chairman George Weiss.

In his most recent roles as president and CEO of US life insurance and insurance and wealth management, Kelleher was responsible for repositioning the US life companies, and overseeing the European lifestyle protection and wealth management businesses within Genworth Financial. Previously, he was senior vice-president and chief financial officer of Genworth Financial.

He has also held positions at Transamerica Reinsurance, Manulife Financial and SunLife Financial.

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