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December 2021
Palau de Congressos de CatalunyaBarcelona

Karen Tan
Chief Risk Officer, Reinsurance Asia and Head of Life & Health Reinsurance Risk Management Managing Director at Swiss Re


Karen joined Swiss Re as Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific in May 2014, based in Singapore. In July 2018, her portfolio expanded to also include the risk-managing of Swiss Re's Life and Health Reinsurance business globally. Together with her teams, Karen helps ensure that the business has the necessary culture, expertise and framework to support good risk-taking.

Prior to her current role, Karen was Chief Actuary of Zurich Life Insurance Company in Switzerland, overseeing operations in the Swiss domestic market, International Group business, as well as branches in Asia and the Middle East. Before that, Karen headed up Zurich Insurance Group's Global Life Risk Analysis department and was responsible for Zurich's risk and capital management models and approach for its Life businesses globally.

Before joining Zurich Insurance Group, she was already a member of Swiss Re from 1998 to 2008, holding multiple positions in Group Capital Management, Finance and Life & Health.

Karen is a Fellow of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and holds a Master of Business from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, where she also received the Lee Kwan Yew gold medal award. She completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2018.

Agenda Sessions

  • CRO panel: Manging climate change risk