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Thomas Huerlimann appointed CEO Global Corporate


Zurich - Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) announces the appointment of Thomas Huerlimann (47, Swiss citizen), 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.

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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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