Mr. Ozendo, a US and French citizen born in 1950, attended the University of San Francisco from 1968 to 1971, studied political science and earned a bachelor of arts degree.
Mr. Ozendo joined the Swiss Re Group in 1995, taking on an assignment as chief executive officer of the subsidiary Union Re, with effect from 1 January 1996. Mr. Ozendo was appointed to Swiss Re’s Executive Board on 1 July 1996. He was named Head of the Group’s Asia Division in 1998 following Union Re’s integration into Swiss Re. With effect from 1 January 2006, he was appointed Head of Americas within the Client Markets Business Function. Before joining Swiss Re, Mr. Ozendo worked for General Reinsurance Corporation from 1975 to 1995. In 1986 he moved to Switzerland as general manager of General Reinsurance Corporation (Europe) in Zurich. He was appointed president and managing director of General Re Europe Limited in 1994. Mr. Ozendo was previously employed as an underwriter by the New York Life Insurance Company in San Francisco.
Mr. Ozendo serves as a vice chairman of the Evian Group.