Ulrich F. Zwygart Appointed Chief Learning Officer
Zurich, – Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announces the appointment of Ulrich F. Zwygart (59, Swiss citizen) to the newly created position of Chief Learning Officer, effective January 1, 2013. In his new role, Mr. Zwygart will be responsible for the delivery of learning and development solutions that reflect business needs and strategies. He will report to the Group Head of Human Resources Thomas J. White.
“With Mr. Zwygart’s appointment we are strengthening our capabilities in the learning and development field with a world-class professional in this discipline underlining our aspiration to make Zurich the best global insurer as measures by our customers, shareholders and employees,” said Thomas J. White.
Ulrich F. Zwygart joins Zurich from Deutsche Bank, London where he has held the position of global head training and communications for risk since 2008.
Mr. Zwygart, Major General (ret.) is an Honorary Professor for General Management at the University of St. Gallen / Executive School for Management, Technology and Law. He holds a doctorate’s degree in Law from the University of Berne. Mr. Zwygart has published numerous articles and books on leadership and management and was awarded the “Swiss Economics Books Award 2007”.
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Zurich Insurance 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. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
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