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Biography of Jacques Aigrain
Jacques Aigrain joined Swiss Re in June 2001 as head of the Financial Services Business Group and Member of the Executive Board Committee. In August 2005, the Board of Directors appointed him Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 January 2006.
Mr Aigrain, a dual Swiss-French citizen born in 1954, received a PhD in economics in 1981, from the Sorbonne in France and a master degree in economics from Dauphine University.
Mr Aigrain started his career with JPMorgan in 1981 and had various functions in investment banking in London, Paris and New York, including co-head, and eventually co-head of investment banking client coverage. He was also a member of JPMorgan's Investment Bank management committee.
In June 2001 Mr Aigrain joined Swiss Re as Head Financial Services Business Group and Member of the Executive Board Committee. In August 2004, the Board of Directors appointed Mr Aigrain Deputy CEO, in addition to his Financial Services role, a task that included a number of coordination functions across the firm, in particular Regulatory Affairs.
Mr Aigrain is a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., Basel, and a member of various advisory committees of a regional or financial nature.
Jacques Aigrain is married and has two children.