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Pascal Perritaz appointed Chief Financial Officer Asia-Pacific and Middle East


Zurich – Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) announces the appointment of Pascal Perritaz (37, Swiss citizen) to the position of Chief Financial Officer Asia-Pacific and Middle East (APME), effective April 1, 2010. He replaces Iain Howie, who has been appointed CFO Zurich Australia. In his new position, Mr. Perritaz will be responsible for coordinating and managing all financial aspects of Zurich’s APME operations. He will report to Geoff Riddell, Chairman of Global Corporate and CEO of APME, and will be located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Mr. Perritaz joined Zurich in 1996 and in the following years held several roles in the global corporate business in Europe. From 2005 to 2007 he was Chief Operating Officer, Global Corporate, of Zurich Insurance plc (ZIP) in Ireland, leading the set-up of Zurich’s European ZIP branch network for the global corporate business. Since 2008 he has been Group Operations Manager at Zurich’s Corporate Center.

Mr. Perritaz holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, is a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst and graduated in 2009 from the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

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Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries.


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