Howden launches retail operation in Switzerland

Jet d'Eau fountain at sunset in Geneva, Switzerland

Howden, the international insurance broker, announced today that it has appointed Felix Jenny to lead its new retail operation in Switzerland.

Howden Switzerland will form an important part of Howden’s European business, delivering local market expertise to the Group’s multinational client base and Swiss headquartered clients. Jenny will join Howden from Aon Switzerland, where he has held the role of CEO, Risk Solutions since 2013, subject to fulfilment of his contractual obligations.

The new operation follows the 2020 acquisition of IRIA, the Geneva-headquartered specialist political risk and credit insurance broker which is now part of Howden Specialty.

José Manuel González, CEO, Howden Broking, said: “I am so pleased to welcome Felix to the Group to lead our expansion into the pivotal Swiss market. Felix’s deep experience and reputation in the region serving corporate clients, combined with his growth mindset having owned and built a Lloyd’s broker, mean we are privileged to have a kindred entrepreneurial spirit choose to join us.”

Jenny said: “As an entrepreneur I was attracted to Howden with its People First culture and with employee ownership at its heart. Howden’s approach of empowering its people to deliver seamless solutions to their clients is very exciting. I look forward to bringing this optionality, of Howden’s rich product expertise, approach to service and digital, data and analytics capability, to the Swiss market.”