Markus Hauswirth follows the late Fredi Hänggi

Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, has announced the appointment of Markus Hauswirth as chief executive officer of Aon Benfield, Switzerland.

Markus assumes the position following the death of former Switzerland CEO, Fredi Hänggi, who sadly passed away in February after a long illness.

Markus brings a wealth of industry experience to his new position; most recently, he was Head of Broking at Aon Basel, but has previously held senior positions at Swiss Re, Winterthur Re and Zurich Re / Converium.

Markus will report to Jan-Oliver Thofern, CEO of Aon Benfield Germany, and will also join the leadership team in Hamburg. Thofern wished Markus every success in his new position.

Richard Posgate, co-CEO of Aon Benfield Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), added: “While we are deeply saddened by Fredi’s death, we welcome Markus to the team, and are sure that his skills and experience will help to continue Fredi’s fantastic achievements.”