The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,900 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel ‘simply safe’. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
“Baloise is one of the biggest institutional property owners in Switzerland. The real estate business of Baloise Asset Management AG has more than 60 employees who manage a portfolio comprising over 570 properties and 38,000 rental units. Given the strategic importance of the real estate business for the acquisition of external customer assets in the period to 2025, I am delighted to welcome Jean-Pierre Valenghi to Baloise. Following his success in building up newhome.ch into Switzerland’s third-largest real estate portal, he will now apply his proven real estate management and business development skills to the evolution of Baloise,” says a delighted Matthias Henny, Chief Investment Officer of the Baloise Group.
Jean-Pierre Valenghi (Switzerland, 44) is a proven real estate strategy expert. He studied electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and management and economics at Zurich University. After joining the family business of Valenghi AG, where he worked for 14 years, Jean-Pierre Valenghi moved to PwC Switzerland. He worked there until 2013, holding several real estate functions, the last one being Head of Real Estate Consulting. Since 2013, he has been in the role of Co-CEO, until July 2021, before that CEO and CFO of newhome.ch and was responsible for setting up and developing the company into Switzerland’s third-largest real estate portal.
Jean-Pierre Valenghi is married with two children and lives in Zurich with his husband.
Subject to the approval of FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, Jean-Pierre Valenghi will take up his new role on 1 January 2022.