Margo Black

Retired President and CEO, Swiss Re Brazil

Margo is now retired and commenced her retirement at the beginning of 2017. She lives in Brazil where she has lived for almost 21 years.

Prior to her retirement, she was President of Swiss Re Brasil Resseguros and Managing Director of Latin America South having joined Swiss Re in 2012. She was also a member of the Americas Management Team.

Margo joined Swiss Re from Willis, where she was President of the reinsurance operation in Brazil for over four years.

A British citizen (Scottish), but brought up in Mexico and Nicaragua, she has over 40 years of industry experience working for reinsurers, reinsurance broking firms and insurance companies across various geographies. She has been involved in many territories including the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, the Caribbean, North America and, of course, all the countries in Latin America – from Mexico down to Argentina and Chile.

Margo has worked for reinsurers such as Munich Re and SCOR as well as the broking firms Willis, JLT and Sedgwick. Additionally, Margo’s client perspectives were further enhanced by a two-year stint as Executive Director of Allianz in Brazil. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, speaks good German and French and has relatively good Italian.

Since retiring, she has been pursuing a number of her interests which include promoting diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry in Brazil (with ambitions of expanding this to other Latin American countries). Consequently, in August 2017, she took on the presidency of the newly founded AMMS (Association for Women in the Insurance Market in Brazil).