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John R. Coomber

What is 'John R. Coomber'

The CEO of U.K.-based Pension Corporation, a company that helps defined-benefit pension funds manage risk, and a former CEO of Zurich-based reinsurance company Swiss Re. Coomber has also been the owner, chairman and non-executive director of UK-based technology services company Telent and the chairman of Mactavish, a research company serving the insurance industry. Coomber began his career with Phoenix Insurance Company in 1970, then joined Swiss Re in 1973 as an actuarial trainee, becoming the company's first non-Swiss CEO in 2003. He helped the company navigate the aftermath of 9/11, which heavily affected the insurance industry, and helped the company increase its revenue and earnings, making it the largest life reinsurance company in the world. He retired from Swiss Re in 2005.

Explaining 'John R. Coomber'

Coomber was born in 1949 in England and educated at Nottingham University, where he majored in theoretical mechanics.Coomber is also chairman of an environmental advocacy organization called The Climate Group and a member of the Deutsche Bank Climate Advisory Panel.


Further Reading


Spatial epidemiology of HIV among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 2007; Simmonds and Coomber 2009; Tempalski and McQuie 2009) … Because the HIV risk environment in northern Mexico–US border cities is constantly shifting due to drug-related violence, migration, economic factors, and policing, their … Characteristic, Pearson's r, p value …

Introduction to the Rapid Response on the Current Financial Crisis/'Credit Crunch'Introduction to the Rapid Response on the Current Financial Crisis/'Credit Crunch'
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
… 2007; Simmonds and Coomber 2009; Tempalski and McQuie 2009) … Because the HIV risk environment in northern Mexico–US border cities is constantly shifting due to drug-related violence, migration, economic factors, and policing, their … Characteristic, Pearson's r, p value …

Selling drugs on darkweb cryptomarkets: differentiated pathways, risks and rewardsSelling drugs on darkweb cryptomarkets: differentiated pathways, risks and rewards
academic.oup.com [PDF]
… 2007; Simmonds and Coomber 2009; Tempalski and McQuie 2009) … Because the HIV risk environment in northern Mexico–US border cities is constantly shifting due to drug-related violence, migration, economic factors, and policing, their … Characteristic, Pearson's r, p value …

How social fear of drugs in the non-sporting world creates a framework for doping policy in the sporting worldHow social fear of drugs in the non-sporting world creates a framework for doping policy in the sporting world
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 2007; Simmonds and Coomber 2009; Tempalski and McQuie 2009) … Because the HIV risk environment in northern Mexico–US border cities is constantly shifting due to drug-related violence, migration, economic factors, and policing, their … Characteristic, Pearson's r, p value …

Trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder among youth in a high-risk family study: Associations with maternal and paternal alcohol use disorderTrauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder among youth in a high-risk family study: Associations with maternal and paternal alcohol use disorder
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 2007; Simmonds and Coomber 2009; Tempalski and McQuie 2009) … Because the HIV risk environment in northern Mexico–US border cities is constantly shifting due to drug-related violence, migration, economic factors, and policing, their … Characteristic, Pearson's r, p value …

Foundation doctors working at night: What training opportunities exist?Foundation doctors working at night: What training opportunities exist?
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 2007; Simmonds and Coomber 2009; Tempalski and McQuie 2009) … Because the HIV risk environment in northern Mexico–US border cities is constantly shifting due to drug-related violence, migration, economic factors, and policing, their … Characteristic, Pearson's r, p value …



Q&A About John R. Coomber


What are some positions he has held previously?

He has been the owner, chairman and non-executive director of UK-based technology services company Telent and the chairman of Mactavish, a research company serving the insurance industry.

Where does John R. Coomber live now?

He lives in London, England with his wife and two children.

What is John R. Coomber's current occupation?

The CEO of U.K.-based Pension Corporation, a company that helps defined-benefit pension funds manage risk, and a former CEO of Zurich-based reinsurance company Swiss Re.

When was John R. Coomber born?

He was born in 1949 in England and educated at Nottingham University, where he majored in theoretical mechanics.

How long did he work for Phoenix Insurance Company?

He began his career with Phoenix Insurance Company in 197. Then joined Swiss Re in 1973 as an actuarial trainee, becoming the company's first non-Swiss CEO in 23 (23 years). He helped the company navigate the aftermath of 911 which heavily affected insurance companies like Swiss Re as well as helping them increase revenue and earnings making it one of largest life reinsurance companies in world today (in 25). In addition to this he also helped lead Swiss Re through its merger with Winterthur Group to form Switzerland's second largest insurer by market capitalization (in 24) .He retired from Swiss Re on December 31st 25 after being there for 23 years after having worked there since 1973 when he started out as an actuarial trainee .He then became Chairman Emeritus until September 26th 27 when he resigned from that position due to health reasons .C