Chairman Global Partnerships, Swiss Re, Zurich, Switzerland
Martyn Parker was appointed as CEO Reinsurance Asia and Regional President Asia and joined the Executive Committee with effect from 1 January 2012. He became Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re's Asia Division on 1 June 2006. From his Hong Kong base, he oversaw Swiss Re's rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific business, which covers both the Property & Casualty as well as the Life & Health sectors. He continued to serve as a member of the Group Management Board, which he joined in September 2005 as Global Head of Life and Health Products. In April 2001, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re Life and Health UK and was responsible for the UK and Ireland. In 1996, following Swiss Re's acquisition of Mercantile and General Re (M&G Re), Martyn Parker became a Member of the Swiss Re Life & Health Executive Board, responsible for Africa, the Middle East, Israel and the Indian Subcontinent, and was based in Cape Town, South Africa, as Managing Director of Swiss Re Life & Health. Martyn Parker started to work in the reinsurance industry at M&G Re in 1974, covering positions in administration, underwriting, claims management, and marketing principally in the United Kingdom. From 1988 to 1991 he worked in Singapore as the Life Representative for South East Asia. Martyn Parker was born in 1957 and is a UK citizen. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK (1982) and is a Chartered Insurer (1990).