Mark Way heads Swiss Re’s sustainability activities in the Americas and is part of the company’s Sustainability & Political Risk Management unit.
Mark has held this position since 2006, working from Swiss Re’s Americas headquarters in Armonk, NY. He is involved in various advisory roles and leads the company’s sustainability engagement with key stakeholders in the region. These range from government departments, insurers, corporations, leading NGOs, and international organizations to academia and internal units.
This engagement is focused primarily on the topic of climate change, in which Mark leads a number of projects where the interests of risk management, insurance and sustainable development coincide. He currently represents Swiss Re on the Management Board of ClimateWise, the insurance industry’s leadership group on climate change risk and he led Swiss Re’s project team that contributed to the recent report released by New York City on building resilience to climate change. Mark is a regular speaker, and contributor to articles, on climate related risk topics.
Mark joined the Swiss Re Group in 1994 working in various property and casualty marketing teams including those responsible for regions such as United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Japan. In 2001 he took over the role of Client Manager for the company’s business in Greece, Cyprus and Malta.
A British citizen, Mark graduated from the University College Wales (UK) having studied international politics in the United Kingdom and the United States.