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Switzerland's Team

Senior Management

  • Stephan Ruoff
    Chief Executive Officer

    Stephan Ruoff is Chief Executive Officer and Head of Europe of Tokio Millennium Re (TMR). He joined TMR in October 2011 as Chief Executive Officer of its Zurich branch and was instrumental in establishing the company's continental European presence. He was appointed CUO in 2013 and assumed his current position in 2015.

    Stephan has over 15 years of reinsurance underwriting and management experience. He began his career with the IFP in Paris as an engineer in the field of crude oil refining before joining Munich Re Group as Engineering Underwriter. From 1998 to 2003, Stephan worked as Chief Engineer and Underwriter for Munich Re in the Greater China region. He took on the role of General Manager of the company’s Paris branch in 2004 with responsibility for developing an integrated facultative and treaty underwriting approach for the French market. In 2008, Stephan returned to Munich Re's head office as Executive Client Manager for the French and BeNeLux markets.

    Stephan earned a German-French double diploma in engineering from the Technical University Berlin and Ecole des Mines in St. Etienne and his graduation in Insurance Management from St. Gallen University, Switzerland. 

  • Andreas Kull
    Chief Risk Officer

    Andreas Kull joined Tokio Millennium Re (TMR) in 2015 as Executive Vice President, Group Enterprise Risk Management and was appointed Chief Risk Officer in April 2016. Andreas has over 15 years of experience in risk management and actuarial roles. Prior to TMR, he was the Chief Risk Officer of AXA Winterthur.

    Before this he served in a consultancy role as an executive director at EY and held risk management and actuarial roles at Converium (now Scor) and Zurich Insurance where he started his career in 1999.

    Andreas is a qualified actuary (Swiss Association of Actuaries, German Association of Actuaries) with a CERA designation. He holds a master's in physics from the University of Bern and a PhD in physics from Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität in Munich, Germany. 

  • Andrea Manella
    Head of Underwriting

    Andrea (Andy) is Head of Underwriting for Tokio Millennium Re’s (TMR) Continental European business. In addition he is responsible for underwriting and client management for France, Italy and Switzerland. Andy joined TMR in November 2014 as Senior Vice President, Underwriting.

    Prior to joining TMR, Andy was a founding member of Amlin Re Europe in Zurich. Andy developed and led the new Market Unit UK, Italy, Switzerland and CEE.  Andy began his career at Allstate Re in Switzerland as a technical accountant. He then joined Winterthur Insurance Group HQ where he was responsible for underwriting of the intra-group inward reinsurance for the southern part of Europe. Within Winterthur (today PartnerRe), he moved to the inward reinsurance department where he had marketing and underwriting responsibilities for a number of East Asian countries. In 2002, Andy joined Swiss Re where initially he was in charge of a global client, followed by additional responsibilities for international D&F business. In 2006, he moved to Swiss Re UK in London where he became Head of Client Management for the UK domestic clients. In 2008, Andy joined Swiss Re's Corporate Solution Division in Zurich, with responsibilities within the EMEA team to develop the business in Benelux, France and Italy.

    Andy is fluent in German, Italian, French and English and has an executive master's degree in business administration from the State University of New York.

  • Maurice Kane
    Chief Financial Officer

    Maurice Kane was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tokio Millennium Re (TMR) in October 2013. He joined TMR in April 2003 to establish and develop the finance and treasury function in Bermuda. He is now responsible for the global management and coordination of the finance and treasury functions of the company and its branches.

    Maurice has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. Prior to joining TMR, Maurice held the position of Group Financial Controller of Aon Bermuda Ltd. and various other positions at Eagle Star Life (a division of Zurich Financial Services).

    Maurice is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (FCCA) and an Associate in Reinsurance (ARe). 

  • Tomihiro Segawa
    Executive Vice President
    Underwriting

    Tomihiro (Tomi) Segawa is Executive Vice President, Underwriting and the senior underwriter responsible for underwriting and client management of Germany and Austria. His responsibility also extends to some key multi-national insurance groups. Tomi joined TMR in September 2010 as General Representative of the Company’s new Zurich branch and became Chief Operating Officer in October 2011. He was appointed to his current position in July 2015.

    Tomi has over 30 years of reinsurance experience as a professional reinsurance underwriter. Prior to joining TMR, Tomi worked at Swiss Re where he held various key positions, including Client Manager, Group Product Manager and Head of Treaty Desk of the Japan Branch.

    Tomi has a Bachelor of Arts in German literature from Sophia University in Tokyo. He has an excellent command of languages, especially Japanese, English, German and Swiss German.

Underwriters

  • Andrea Manella
    Head of Underwriting

    Andrea (Andy) is Head of Underwriting for Tokio Millennium Re’s (TMR) Continental European business. In addition he is responsible for underwriting and client management for France, Italy and Switzerland. Andy joined TMR in November 2014 as Senior Vice President, Underwriting.

    Prior to joining TMR, Andy was a founding member of Amlin Re Europe in Zurich. Andy developed and led the new Market Unit UK, Italy, Switzerland and CEE.  Andy began his career at Allstate Re in Switzerland as a technical accountant. He then joined Winterthur Insurance Group HQ where he was responsible for underwriting of the intra-group inward reinsurance for the southern part of Europe. Within Winterthur (today PartnerRe), he moved to the inward reinsurance department where he had marketing and underwriting responsibilities for a number of East Asian countries. In 2002, Andy joined Swiss Re where initially he was in charge of a global client, followed by additional responsibilities for international D&F business. In 2006, he moved to Swiss Re UK in London where he became Head of Client Management for the UK domestic clients. In 2008, Andy joined Swiss Re's Corporate Solution Division in Zurich, with responsibilities within the EMEA team to develop the business in Benelux, France and Italy.

    Andy is fluent in German, Italian, French and English and has an executive master's degree in business administration from the State University of New York.

  • Tomihiro Segawa
    Executive Vice President
    Underwriting

    Tomihiro (Tomi) Segawa is Executive Vice President, Underwriting and the senior underwriter responsible for underwriting and client management of Germany and Austria. His responsibility also extends to some key multi-national insurance groups. Tomi joined TMR in September 2010 as General Representative of the Company’s new Zurich branch and became Chief Operating Officer in October 2011. He was appointed to his current position in July 2015.

    Tomi has over 30 years of reinsurance experience as a professional reinsurance underwriter. Prior to joining TMR, Tomi worked at Swiss Re where he held various key positions, including Client Manager, Group Product Manager and Head of Treaty Desk of the Japan Branch.

    Tomi has a Bachelor of Arts in German literature from Sophia University in Tokyo. He has an excellent command of languages, especially Japanese, English, German and Swiss German.

  • Lars Ekholm
    Senior Vice President
    Underwriting

    Lars Ekholm is Senior Vice President, Underwriting. He joined Tokio Millennium Re in 2012 as Senior Underwriter. Lars leads the team responsible for underwriting and client management in the Nordic countries, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, CEE, Greece and Cyprus.  

    Lars began his reinsurance career in 1985 at Skandia International's office in Mexico City. Returning to Stockholm in 1989, Lars accepted a position as underwriter in the excess of loss treaty department. In 1993, Lars moved to Switzerland and joined Berner Allgemeine's reinsurance team writing a worldwide treaty book. When Allianz acquired Berner in 1999, Lars was promoted to head of the inward reinsurance at Allianz Suisse. In 2007, Lars led the creation of Allianz Re's branch office in Zurich and headed the team as Branch CEO. In 2009, he joined Helvetia's reinsurance team as Senior Underwriter.

    Lars holds a Master of Science from Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg which he has complemented with law courses at Uppsala University and financial courses at Stockholm School of Economics. He is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Swedish.

  • Philippe Ernst
    Vice President
    Underwriting

    Philippe Ernst is Vice President, Underwriting for Tokio Millennium Re AG (TMR).  He is responsible for underwriting and client management for Spain and Portugal, CEE, Greece and Cyprus.  He joined TMR in August 2015.

    Prior to joining TMR, Philippe was a Key Account Manager for global clients at Swiss Re. He began his career at XL Insurance and joined Converium (today Scor) in 2004 as an underwriter. At Converium he was responsible for P&C clients in France and for the Belgian market. In 2008, Philippe joined Swiss Re as a Senior Client Manager for Belgium.

    Philippe holds a Master of Science degree in business and economics from University of Basel.