Carl Christensen has been CEO of iptiQ EMEA since 1 January 2016. Prior to this, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Swiss Re Protection Partners since August 2013. His main focus was on the build up of Swiss Re's primary manufacturing capability within Europe and the on boarding of new distributors who preferred a white label offering. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Carl Christensen worked at Swiss Life International for 10 years and during this time built up a number of new insurance carriers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He began his career as a management consultant, spending 13 years in the primary life and health sector in various senior management roles. Carl Christensen was born in 1976 and is a Swedish citizen. He holds a degree in International Business and Management from the University of Oxford Brooks, United Kingdom.