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Zurich Appoints New CEO Global Corporate

Posted on 07 Mar 2011

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Zurich Financial Services Group announces the appointment of Thomas Huerlimann, currently CEO Global Corporate in Europe, to the position of CEO Global Corporate, effective immediately. He will succeed Mario Vitale, who has decided to take a role with Aspen, a reinsurance/insurance company in his native United States.

In his new role, Mr. Huerlimann will be leading and further developing Zurich’s Global Corporate business, which is serving large and multinational customers. He will report to Mario Greco, CEO General Insurance, and be located in Zurich.

Mr. Huerlimann joined Zurich as Global Head of Group Reinsurance in 2003. In 2005, he became Chief Operating Officer for Zurich Global Corporate, and in June 2006 was appointed to his current position as CEO Global Corporate in Europe.

Mr. Huerlimann holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Zurich, and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.