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Zurich Appoints New CEO in Middle East

Posted on 20 Jan 2009

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Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) announces the appointment of Saad Mered (42, US citizen) as CEO Middle East, effective immediately. In this position, he will oversee Zurich operations in the Middle East. Mr. Mered will be based in Dubai and will report to Geoff Riddell, CEO Asia Pacific & Middle East region.   
Mr. Mered joins Zurich from AIG where he has held various senior positions during his long tenure with the company, from financial lines underwriting and running AIG’s Egypt operations to holding a global role in the implementation of their small business strategy. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.