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Zurich appoints new chief executive

Zurich Financial Services has appointed Martin Senn as its new chief executive.

Senn, currently the firm’s chief investment officer, will replace James Schiro when he retires in December.

The appointment comes after the Swiss group appointed Stephen Lewis as its chief executive of general insurance UK.

Zurich board of directors chairman Manfred Gentz says: “Martin is an engaging, thoughtful and results-oriented leader who is ideally suited to build on and further develop Zurich’s successful strategy. We are confident he is the right leader for Zurich’s next phase of success.”



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