- Member, Group Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland
MSc and PhD, Business and Economics, Univ. of St Gallen; Wharton AMP. 1985, Research Associate, Institute for Insurance Economics; 1989, lecturer in business; 1990, Head, Consulting and Mgmt Dev., Institute for Insurance Economics; 1994, Visiting Professor, Bocconi Univ. Since 1996, with Zurich Financial Services: 2001, CEO, Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, CEO, Germany; 2002, Member, Group Exec. Cttee and CEO, Continental Europe Business Div.; 2004, head, consolidation of UK and Ireland, Continental Europe div. and CEO, Europe General Insurance; 2004, CEO, Zurich American Insurance and Zurich North America Commercial; since 2008, Member, Group Exec. Cttee, Group CRO, and Regional Chairman, Europe. In April 2015, his role was expanded to Regional Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa. In July 2015 he resigned the position of Chief Risk Officer.