Walter B. Kielholz
Mr. Kielholz is a Corsair Advisory Board member. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Reinsurance Ltd (“Swiss Re”) since 2009. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group AG since 1999 and was Chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2009.
Mr. Kielholz began his career at the General Reinsurance Corporation, Zurich in 1976. He joined Credit Suisse in 1986, where he was responsible for client relations with large insurance groups in the multinational services department. In 1989, Mr. Kielholz joined Swiss Re, Zurich. He became a member of the Executive Board in 1993 and was Swiss Re’s Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2002. He was Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006 and Vice Chairman from 2007 to 2009.
Mr. Kielholz is Chairman of the European Financial Services Round Table (“EFR”). He is also a member of the International Monetary Conference (“IMC”) and the Board of the Institute of International Finance (“IIF”). In addition, he is a member and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse. From 1998 to 2005, and again since 2009, he has served as a member of the International Business Leader Advisory Council (“IBLAC”). In 2009, he became a member of the International Advisory Panel (“IAP”) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In 2005, Mr. Kielholz was elected by the members of the International Insurance Society to the Insurance Hall of Fame.
Mr. Kielholz studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen and graduated in 1976 with a degree in business finance and accounting.