Benjamin Gentsch to head Converium, recently renamed Scor Switzerland

Scor has announced that Benjami Gentsch has been appointed chief executive officer of Scor Switzerland, formerly Converium.

Previously Gentsch was the executive vice president for specialty lines and for life & health reinsurance.

Other executive committee members include Christian Felderer (general counsel), Sylvie Van Viet (head of strategy and development), Christopher Wing (chief financial officer) and Andreas Zdrenyk (chief operating officer).

Scor also named its new group executive committee, headed by Denis Kessler, group chairman and chief executive officer of Paris-based SCOR.

The rest of the committee includes Victor Peignet, CEO of SCOR Global P&C; Uwe Eymer, CEO of SCOR Global Life; Paolo De Martin, group chief financial officer; Jean-Luc Besson, chief risk officer; Francois de Varenne, chief operating officer; Benjamin Gentsch, deputy CEO of SCOR Global P&C; Michael Kastenholz, deputy CRO of SCOR Global Life; and Gilles Meyer, deputy CEO of SCOR Global Life.

Patrick Thourot remains a SCOR group director.