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Zurich chooses new chief exec officer

Zurich Financial Services Group has appointed James Schiro as its new chief executive officer replacing former chairman and chief exec Rolf Hüppi.

Chiro will take up the post on May 17 and is currently chief operating officer group finance. He is an American and was previously chief executive officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At the same time Zurich has appointed Swiss banker Markus Granziol to its board as a non-executive director.

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