Jacques Aigrain joined Swiss Re in June 2001 as Member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Financial Services Business Group. He succeeded John Coomber as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 January 2006.
Mr. Aigrain, a Swiss and French citizen, born in 1954, received a PhD in economics in 1981, from the Sorbonne, in France, after studying law at the Sorbonne and economics at Paris-Dauphine University.
Mr. Aigrain started his career with JPMorgan in various positions and locations, predominantly in investment banking, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Immediately prior to joining Swiss Re, he was a managing director and a member of JPMorgan's investment banking management committee, where he was co-head of client coverage, responsible for the financial institutions and classical economy sectors.