Dr. Rainer Baumann was appointed head of Swiss Re's newly created Shared Information Service (SIS) unit in 2014. The mission of SIS is to drive digital and information innovation and to enable Swiss Re to perform better through a more efficient and effective use of information. SIS deals with all information aspects, from capturing and storing to governing and using information, including the emerging fields of smart analytics, big data and Digital.

Previously, he was responsible for Swiss Re's IT strategy. Until the beginning of 2013, he was a nonequity partner in McKinsey's Business Technology Office. As a European Leader of the IT Performance Management, Cyber and Digital practice for four years, he drove various transformation projects, mainly in the financial services and high tech industries. Before joining McKinsey & Company, he worked as a team leader in an SME for two years and for eight years ran a small IT startup providing innovative end-to-end services and solutions for small businesses.

He was 2005 - 2015 a lecturer for Technical Computer Science and Information Security at ETH Zurich in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

Rainer Baumann holds a PhD in Information Technology, an MSc in Computer Science and two master's degrees in Secondary and Higher Education from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH).