Fiona Kiernan joins Swiss Re’s Life and Health Continental Europe team

Swiss Re is welcoming Fiona Kiernan to its Life & Heath Continental Europe team as the new Regional Head of Underwriting and Claims, effective July, 2024.

In her new role, based in Zurich, Kiernan will be responsible for the development of the Life and Health Underwriting and Claims initiatives in close collaboration with Swiss Re’s experts on those matters across the world.

Building on the firm’s existing infrastructure, the executive will also closely engage with clients in the Continental Europe Life and Health insurance markets to develop and deliver the solutions which will best meet their needs.

Augusto Diaz-Leante, Head of Life & Health Continental Europe, Managing Director at Swiss Re, commented: “Fiona’s arrival reflects Swiss Re’s unyielding commitment to the Continental Europe Life and Health market.”

He added: “We are confident that her vision, experience and leadership will ensure our continued growth in the Life & Health European sector, as well as that of our clients.”

With extensive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, Kiernan holds a degree in Medicine as well as a PhD in Economics from the University College of Dublin.

Diaz-Leante also highlighted Kiernan’s experience in the digital health sector as a leader of AI scientists, which according to the MD, “will be a relevant benefit for Swiss Re, as we continue our digitalization journey and strive to deliver cutting edge solutions and services to our clients and partners.”

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