Saad Mered New CEO Zurich Canada
Zurich Insurance in August 2018 appointed Saad Mered as chief executive officer and chief agent of Zurich Canada, based in Toronto, Ontario. He will report to Zurich North America CEO Kathleen Savio.
Zurich North America focuses on workers’ compensation, liability, property, specialty and F&I (finance and insurance); as well as life insurance and disability (in the United States only). It employs approximately 9,000 people out of the Zurich group total of 53,000.
Saad Mered previously was responsible for Zurich’s global GI claims function, based in Zurich, and reported to Mike Kerner, CEO General Insurance. He joined Zurich in 2008 from AIG where his last assignment was a global role in the implementation of its small business strategy. On joining Zurich he was responsible for overseeing operations and strategic growth initiatives in the Middle East. In 2010 he was appointed CEO General Insurance for the Middle East & Africa.
Saad Mered holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, Washington D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.