Kristof Terryn

Chief Executive Officer, Zurich North America, Zurich Insurance Group

Kristof Terryn began his career in 1993 in the banking industry, where he worked in capital markets. In 1997, he joined McKinsey & Company where he held various positions within the financial services practice in Brussels and Chicago. He joined Zurich in 2004 in the Finance department. In 2007, he became chief operating officer (COO) for the Global Corporate business division and in January 2009 was named COO for General Insurance. Mr. Terryn became a member of the Executive Committee in 2010 upon his appointment as Group Head Operations. In September 2013, he was appointed CEO Global Life, and became CEO General Insurance in October 2015. He was appointed Group chief operating officer effective July 2016. Mr. Terryn was named CEO North America effective January 1, 2021.
Mr. Terryn is a board member of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), St. John’s School of Risk Management and the Executives’ Club of Chicago.
Mr. Terryn holds a law degree and a degree in economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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