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Zurich Insurance Group AG

Zurich Insurance Group AG

Sector: Insurance Carriers Not Elsewhere Classified Region: Switzerland


: | SIX Swiss Exchange: ZURN | OTC Markets: ZURVY | London Stock Exchange: 0QP2 | XETRA: ZFIN


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Martin Senn, Chief Executive Officer
Martin Senn
Martin Senn (born 1957, Swiss Citizen) is Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (Zurich). He joined Zurich as Chief Investment Officer in 2006 and at the same time became a member of the Group Executive Committee. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Group in August 2009, effective January 1, 2010.
Mr. Senn is a trained banker and worked for the former Swiss Bank Corporation from 1976 to 1994 where his international career steps included treasurer in Hong Kong and regional treasurer for Asia and the Pacific region in Singapore before eventually managing the company’s Tokyo office. In 1994, he joined Credit Suisse where his executive roles included that of treasurer for the Head Office and Europe, chairman and turnaround manager of Credit Suisse Group Japan with a mandate to restructure and reposition all legal entities of the Group in Japan. In 2001, he became a member of the Credit Suisse Banking executive board and was appointed head of its Trading and Investment Services Division. From 2003 until 2006 he served as a member of the corporate executive board and as chief investment officer of the Swiss Life Group.
Mr. Senn is a member of the foundation board of Avenir Suisse and treasurer of the Zurich Association of Economics. In addition, he serves as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in Zurich and as a member of the board of directors of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. Mr Senn is also a member of the board of the Geneva Association and of the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Besides that, he is a representative of the Property and Casualty CEO Roundtable, a member of the Pan European Insurance Forum (PEIF), the European Financial Services Roundtable (EFR), the advisory board of Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, of the board of trustees of the Lucerne Festival, of the international advisory board of the Atlantic Council and chairman of the IIF Insurance Regulatory Committee. He was previously a member of the board of directors of various banks and financial services institutions.
Mr. Senn received his commercial and banking diploma from the Business School in Basel, Switzerland, and graduated from the International Executive Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Axel P. Lehmann, Chief Risk Officer and Regional Chairman Europe
Axel P. Lehmann (born 1959, Swiss Citizen) is a member of the Group Executive Committee of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (Zurich) as well as Chief Risk Officer and Regional Chairman of Europe. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Farmers Group, Inc.. In 1996 he joined Zurich as a member of the Executive Management team of Zurich Switzerland and subsequently held various executive management positions as head of corporate development and head of commercial lines. Mr. Lehmann became a member of the Group Management Board responsible for Group-wide business development functions in November 2000. In September 2001 he took over responsibility as CEO for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe and subsequently was appointed CEO of the Zurich Group Germany. Mr. Lehmann was promoted to a member of the Group Executive Committee and CEO of the Continental Europe Business Division in March 2002. In 2004, he was in charge of the consolidation of the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa division with the Continental Europe division. In September 2004 he became CEO of Zurich American Insurance Company and Zurich North America Commercial business division in Schaumburg/Chicago. In January 2008 he assumed his current role as Chief Risk Officer and Regional Chairman of Europe since October 2011, with additional responsibility as Chairman of the Board of Farmers Group, Inc. in Los Angeles/CA as of July 2011, as Chairman of Europe as of October 2011 and for Group IT from 2008 until 2010.
From 1985 Mr. Lehmann worked as a project manager and research associate at the Institute for Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen. In 1989 he was appointed a lecturer in business administration and in 1990 vice president and head of Consulting and Management Development at the Institute for Insurance Economics and the European Center. In 1994/95 he served as a visiting professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He subsequently assumed the position of head of Corporate Planning and Corporate Controlling at Swiss Life in Zurich.
Mr. Lehmann is a member of the Board of Directors of UBS AG and used to be Chairman of the CRO Forum. He is an Honorary Professor for Business Administration and Service Management and Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
He holds a PhD and master’s degree in economics and business administration from the University of St. Gallen and his doctorate was awarded the Peter Werhahn Prize for the best PhD thesis in the area of management science and academic theory. He did his research study at Harvard Business School and Arizona State University. Furthermore, he is a graduate of the Wharton School Advanced Management Program.
Pierre Wauthier, Chief Financial Officer
Pierre Wauthier (born 1960, French and British Citizen) is a member of the Group Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (Zurich). Mr. Wauthier joined Zurich in 1996 as Corporate Credit and Investment Risk Manager, served from 1999 to 2002 as Head of Investor Relations and Rating Agency Management and became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zurich’s wholly owned subsidiary Farmers Group, Inc. in 2002. In 2007, he became Group Treasurer, and in 2010 also Head of Centrally Managed Businesses. He assumed his current role in October 2011.
Mr. Wauthier started his professional career in 1982 at KPMG. After that he worked for two years at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs before he joined J.P. Morgan in Paris in 1985 where he held various senior positions. In 1994, he joined J.P. Morgan’s office in London as Vice President, among others responsible for the Insurance Product Group.
Mr. Wauthier holds a master in International Finance from l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris and a master’s degree in Private Law from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

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