Swiss Re Corporate Solutions\u2019 EMEA CEO Fred Kleiterp has left his role to become European general manager at Beazley, and is being replaced by the Swiss firm\u2019s global chief risk officer (CRO) Nina Arquint.\r\n\r\nBeazley said Kleiterp\u2019s appointment will help deliver its \u201cambitious\u201d European growth strategy. He will join the firm on 1 June and report to CEO Adrian Cox.\r\n\r\nBeazley said Kleiterp will lead its expanding teams across Europe and is a further step in its ongoing investment in the region. The specialty insurer currently has offices in five European countries covering risks from cyber through to aviation. It has expanded into Germany, Italy, Spain and France over recent years and has set up a European insurer in Dublin post Brexit.\r\n\r\nIt said it plans to see \u201csignificant\u201d further growth.\r\n\r\n\u201cBeazley sees excellent opportunities to expand our specialist insurance offering to brokers and their clients across Europe,\u201d said CEO Cox.\r\n\r\n\u201cFred Kleiterp is highly experienced in growing underwriting businesses in both Europe and Asia-Pacific, and underpins his growth track record with a focus on operational excellence that brokers and their clients rightly expect. The investment we have already made across Europe has created a successful and effective launchpad, which I believe under Fred\u2019s leadership will develop in both scale and pace, and I\u2019m looking forward to this exciting next phase in Europe,\u201d he added.\r\n\r\nKleiterp said he thinks Beazley has an \u201coutstanding opportunity\u201d to grow across Europe.\r\n\r\nArquint, his replacement at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, will take on the role from the beginning of next month.\r\n\r\nShe is currently global CRO at the insurer and will be replaced by Annette Kurtzweil, currently CRO for North America.\r\n\r\nArquint joined Corporate Solutions from Swiss Re group risk management, where she was head group qualitative risk management and already a member of Swiss Re's risk management executive team.\r\n\r\nPrior to joining Swiss Re, Arquint was head of the strategic services division and member of the executive board at the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority.\r\n\r\n"Nina is an experienced leader, having headed up our risk management and actuarial reserving team since 2019. Over the past few years Nina has developed a strong profile and network in the commercial insurance market as our face for sustainability. This combination gives her the ideal background for this position," said Andreas Berger, CEO of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.\r\n\r\n"I would like to extend my gratitude to Fred for his passion and dedication to Corporate Solutions. He has overseen the growth of the EMEA business and leaves the regional team in a very strong position supported with a wealth of talent,\u201d he added.