Monica Ningen

President & CEO, Swiss Re Canada and the English Caribbean

Monica is President and CEO of Swiss Re Canada and the English Caribbean and is responsible for the company’s Property & Casualty and Life & Health reinsurance operations in these regions. She is the Chief Agent of the Swiss Re Canadian Branch and responsible for the associated business performance.

Based in Toronto since July 2018, Monica fosters Swiss Re’s strategic client relationships and helps raise awareness of key topics that impact the regions. She’s also part of the Swiss Re team that maintains relationships with policymakers and regulators. Monica serves as the Executive Co-Chair of the Swiss Re Americas Inclusion and Diversity Council and is passionate about improving inclusion, diversity and equity at Swiss Re and within the insurance and reinsurance industry.

Monica was previously Head of Property Underwriting for the US & Canada and Chief Property Underwriter where she managed the underwriting performance of a large premium portfolio of property fire and natural catastrophe business, as well as the team members that supported the business. Before that, she was Head of Property Underwriting, Regional & National and Head of Property Treaty Underwriting for Swiss Re’s Kansas City Hub.

Monica joined Swiss Re following the acquisition of GE Insurance Solutions in June 2006. During her time there, Monica had responsibility for Catastrophe Risk Management globally. Before that she held the position of Six Sigma Master Black Belt as part of the GE Six Sigma organization where she led the Six Sigma initiatives for the Risk Management and Actuarial departments. Monica joined Employers Reinsurance Corporation in 2000 in Overland Park, KS. She began her career with EW Blanch Minneapolis on the catastrophe modeling team.

Monica received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management from the University of Minnesota. She resides in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.