When PartnerRe acquired SAFR in 1997, it expanded its scope of business, moving quickly from being a monoline catastrophe reinsurer to a multiline company. Along with that purchase came PartnerRe’s future CEO, Emmanuel Clarke, who began his career at SAFR in 1995 as a credit and surety underwriter and worked his way up.
When reflecting on his career, Clarke said his best decision was to stay with the company for the past 23 years. “It’s a great company, probably one of the best reinsurance companies, if not the best one, with a tremendous amount of potential still to go. And it’s been a good run for me as well,” he said. (See related article titled “PartnerRe Celebrates Its First 25 Years—When Everything and Nothing Has Changed.”)