2021 was a momentous year for Gen Re as we celebrated 100 years as one of the foremost professional reinsurers in the U.S. – and 175 pioneering years of the historical Cologne Re (now General Reinsurance AG), the world’s first and oldest reinsurer.
While we are proud to have reached these significant milestones, we didn’t get there alone. Our year of celebration has been about saying thank you to those who have contributed to our success – our people, clients and partners – and to the communities around us.
The alliance of General Re and Cologne Re in the 1990s, and the subsequent acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., fulfilled the establishment of a premier global reinsurance group with the long-term commitment, financial resources and specialist expertise to provide exceptional service to clients around the world. You can learn more about Gen Re’s history in this animation.
Today, we are a global network of risk experts, present in 23 countries and all major insurance markets. Hear Charlie Shamieh, our Chairman, and Kara Raiguel, our President and CEO, talk about Gen Re’s past, present and future and what this anniversary means to us.
Gen Re’s pioneering past has contributed to the resilience and ingenuity we are able to draw on in this extraordinary time. There is no doubt that fresh solutions and collaboration are needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Below is a sample of some of the topics our experts have been talking about during our anniversary year. Subscribe to Gen Re Perspective to stay up to date with future blogs, articles and videos!