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Coppola named to top North American post at Swiss Re unit

Laura Coppola

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, part of Swiss Re Ltd., has named Laura Coppola head of casualty and financial and professional liability North America, effective Jan. 27, Swiss Re said in a statement Monday.

Ms. Coppola was most recently regional head of financial lines, North America for Allianz New York.

She will be responsible for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' financial and professional liability business in the U.S. and Canada, comprising accountants and consultants; agents and lawyers; construction professional indemnity; cyber and technology; executive risks; and transaction liability, the statement said. 

Ms. Coppola, who will be based in New York, will also reposition Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in the US casualty market to focus on crisis management and construction general liability and providing excess capacity for the international programs of non-US clients.  She reports to Ivan Gonzalez, CEO North America Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, according to an email from a spokeswoman.

Ms. Coppola was one of Business Insurance’s 2018 Women to Watch.