Gallagher Re makes strategic hire within Nordic region

Gallagher Re makes strategic hire within Nordic region 150 150 Haggie Partners

Gallagher Re, the global reinsurance broker, has appointed Christian Kreutzer to the role of Executive Director, effective immediately. Christian will join the Nordic management team alongside David Egan, Mikkel Nyquist, Mark Cole and Randi Paulsrud and will report to Ditte Deschars, Regional Director and Head of Nordic at Gallagher Re.

Highly respected, well-known in the Nordic market and an established business developer, Christian brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in international business, across both treaty and facultative reinsurance.

He joins Gallagher Re from Swiss Re where he was most recently Head of the Nordic, Baltics, Russian and Dutch region having previously been Head of Market Underwriting in Austria, Central & Eastern Europe as well as leading Swiss Re’s facultative property & casualty team in Asia-Pacific from Hong Kong. Christian began his career in 1999, at Bayerische Rück and had a specialist focus on the Nordic and Dutch market, before moving to Swiss Re in 2002, initially as Head of the Nordic client relations team.

At Gallagher Re, Christian will play an essential part in supporting Gallagher Re’s client servicing and growth commitment in the Nordic region and he will also lead and drive product innovation across the wider EMEA N/E region, and support clients in helping them identify and capitalise on new business opportunities.

Ditte Deschars said: “It is rare to find an individual with such an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge and solution-driven attitude – we are so delighted that Christian has chosen to join us. He will be a fantastic addition to our Nordic team and brings with him a wealth of knowledge that will be essential as we continue to strengthen our regional presence and execute on our growth strategy.

“Having personally known Christian for almost 20 years, and seen the integral role he has played in driving positive growth and development in every region he has worked, I know he will fast become an invaluable member of our team as we assist our clients in meeting their fast-evolving capital and risk management challenges.”

Christian Kreutzer added: “This is an exciting time to be joining Gallagher Re and the Nordic management team in particular. They have an excellent reputation and I am very much looking forward to working with them to identify new bespoke business opportunities and risk transfer strategies for our clients as we build out our regional presence.”