Former Swiss Re CEO Stefan Lippe dies from covid-19

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Stefan Lippe, who was CEO of Swiss Re from 2009 to 2012 and who worked at the reinsurer for more than 30 years, has died of complications from covid-19, according to Swiss Re.  He was 65. Lippe joined Swiss Re in 2009 when the company was still recovering from the 2008 financial crisis. He is widely credited with reestablishing its position, which was reaffirmed by Warren Buffett's investment of 3bn Swiss francs in Lippe's first year as CEO. Swiss Re chairman Walter B. Kielholz said, "S...

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