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Peter J. Wright appointed Group Head of Human Resources


Zurich - Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) announces the appointment of Peter J. Wright (56, British citizen) to the position of Group Head of Human Resources, effective February 21, 2011. He succeeds Peter Goerke, who left Zurich in January 2011. Mr. Wright will be responsible for leading the global HR function. He will report to Christian Orator, Chief Administrative Officer, and will be located in Zurich.

Mr. Wright joins Zurich from AIG in New York, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Worldwide Life and Retirement Services. Previously he has held executive positions in HR for global organizations, such as BP, Estee Lauder, Merrill Lynch Mercury Asset Management, Korn/Ferry International and Unilever. He holds a masterís degree in history from St. Johnís College, Cambridge University.

Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich Financial Services Ltd (ZURN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program (ZFSVY) which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at


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