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Zurich appoints Kristof Terryn as CEO of General Insurance

New head of Zurich's Global Life unit still to be announced

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Zurich announced in September 2015 that Kristof Terryn, currently CEO of Global Life, will take over as CEO of General Insurance, effective October 1, 2015. He replaces Mike Kerner, who held the job since September 2012. Kristof Terryn will continue to run the Global Life business until a replacement is announced.

A 48 year old Belgian, Kristof Terryn has been CEO of Global Life since August 2013, and a member of Zurich’s Group Executive Committee since 2010. He has held a number of senior executive positions, mostly in Operations, including Group Head of Operations, COO for the General Insurance business, and COO of Global Corporate. Prior to joining Zurich in 2004, he worked in capital markets and later as a management consultant in McKinsey’s financial services practice. He holds a law degree and a degree in economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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