Group Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re
David Cole joined Swiss Re on 1 November 2010. Prior to this, he had been with ABN AMRO Holding where he had served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer from 2008, and had also been a member of the Board of Managing Directors. In January 2006, he had become Head of Group Risk Management for ABN AMRO Bank. Before that, he held COO and CFO positions with ABN AMRO’s Wholesale Clients (WCS) business unit since 2001.
Between 1984 and 2001 Mr Cole held various positions in risk management and client relationship management in the Netherlands, the United States and in Brazil. David joined ABN AMRO in Amsterdam in 1984 as a trainee.
Mr Cole was born in 1961 and is a Dutch and American citizen. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and an International Business Degree from the Nijenrode Universiteit in the Netherlands.