Skills

General Management

  • Managed a highly knowledgeable team of 12 insurance and finance specialists
  • Result-oriented development of the book-of business composed of reinsurance captives, professional reinsurers, direct insurer and insurance branches
  • Seek new projects, replying to Requests-For-Proposals or Requests-For-Tender, liaising closely with Aon’s own brokers, actuaries, consultants and global marketing teams
  • Interaction with tax and supervisory authorities in Switzerland – Liechtenstein, insurers, reinsurers and clients at corporate HQ level
  • Run internal or external workshops
  • Seek solutions whenever issues arise
  • Responsible for talent recruitment, goals setting and appraisals

Corporate Governance Support

Fulfil the legal requirements in Switzerland and Liechtenstein to be appointed as:

  • FINMA/FMA Licensed General Manager
  • Non-executive Board Member
  • Risk Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • CFO

Re-insurance activities

  • Coordinate the reinsurance renewals with client’s own Insurance Department, checking on the terms and conditions
  • Follow-up on aggregate limits erosion and on claims development
  • Master proportional & non-proportional reinsurance concepts
  • Handle Insurance Premium Taxes, relating to direct insurance policies
  • Review & approval of “Swiss Solvency Test” / “Solvency II” reports prepared by the Accountable Actuary

Accounting & Reporting

  • Set up initial accounting manual and controlling processes
  • Select and implement IT systems (general and insurance technical accounting, internal controls, risk management)
  • General and insurance technical bookkeeping entries and periodic closing operations (Swiss / Liechtenstein GAAP / IFRS)
  • Local statutory, group consolidation and regulatory reports
  • Perform controlling activities
  • Follow-up on financial assets according to the investment guidelines
  • Assist the external auditors
  • Prepare local corporate tax returns

Risk Management

  • Perform the Risk Management Officer role as required by the Insurance Supervisory Bodies
  • Set up a risk management system including the risk register, risk assessment & analysis, risk evaluation and risk treatment
  • Prepare the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (“ORSA”) as required by the Insurance Supervisory Bodies
  • Roll out relevant IT platforms dedicated to Risk Management activities
  • Develop an efficient and pragmatic internal control system
  • Prepare a Business Continuity Management plan and annual assessment

Compliance & Regulatory requirements

  • Perform the Compliance Officer role as required by the Insurance Supervisory Bodies
  • Design the annual compliance manual and checks
  • Produce an annual compliance report to the Board of Directors
  • Prepare the requested annual regulatory reports and submit to the Insurance Supervisory Bodies
  • Prepare and submit the initial regulatory business plan for approval by the Insurance Supervisory Bodies and keep it updated
  • Design company’s governance policies according to local and group guidelines

Languages

  • French [mother tongue]
  • Dutch [fluent]
  • English [fluent]
  • German [fluent]

IT

  • Windows, macOS, Linux environments
  • MS office *xlsm, *xlsx, *docx, *pptx, *accdb
  • Sharepoint
  • GSuite, Microsoft365
  • Web development: Drupal, WordPress, Joomla