Ex-AIG manager appointed to new general insurance business

Heinz Eggenberger has been recruited as general manger of its new Swiss based general insurance business.

The Zurich based office will underwrite as a local branch of Aspen Insurance UK Limited, a subsidiary of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, subject to approval from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

Eggenberger, president of the Insurance Institute of Switzerland, has over 25 years experiance and will focus on commercial insurance lines to improve Aspens reach within the Swiss insurance market. He was most recently a general manager and legal representative for AIG Europe (Switzerland/Liechtenstein).

He will report to Rupert Villers, chief executive officer of Aspen Insurance.

Villers said. "I am delighted to be working with Heinz Eggenberger, as we seek to establish our presence in Switzerland. Eggenberger has considerable expertise in our targeted market niches and has a proven track record in building an insurance business."