ZURICH appoints Alison MARTIN as CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution

ZURICH Insurance Group has appointed Alison MARTIN to the role of Chief Executive Officer Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Bank Distribution with immediate effect. She succeeds Amanda BLANC who recently left the business (more details here). The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

"Alison MARTIN will continue to oversee the Group Risk Management function for a limited period of time until a suitable successor has been found", as the Swiss insurer mentioned in a statement.


Alison MARTIN joined ZURICH in October 2017 and assumed the role of Group Chief Risk Officer in January 2018. During this time she enhanced the strong Risk Management in all of ZURICH's businesses across regions, including increasing focus on managing the risks from the digital transformation of the industry.

She joined ZURICH from Swiss Re, where she was Head of Life & Health Business Management globally, for the four years prior to joining ZURICH. In her 14 years at Swiss Re, Alison MARTIN held a series of senior management positions focused on transformation, commercial business and value creation.

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